FESCO anniversary presentation - Celebrating 130 years

  • Date: 27/10/2010

On 3rd July James Baker (right) presented a magnificent glass charger to Vladimir Korchanov, Managing Director of FESCO during a ceremony in Vladivostok to celebrate their 130 years.They have been Members of the UK P&I Club for 40 years. FESCO Director Mr Pavel Vasilchenko is also a Director on the Club Board.

The anniversary present from the Club is "The Corsair Dish" as engraved on it are the opening four lines of Byron's poem, "The Corsair". The engraved words are a Russian translation of this classic poem which Lord Byron wrote in 1814 and was the basis of Verdi's opera "Il Corsaro".

O'er the glad waters of the dark blue seaOur thoughts are boundless and our souls are freeFar as the breeze can bear, the billows foamSurvey our empire, and behold our home



Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links

Emergency Contacts

If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder

This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.