Hellas Hilights - Issue 32

The September edition of Hellas Hilights is now available to download, with articles from the team on People Claims, the dangers of enclosed spaces, Worldscale and an introduction to the newest Member of the Greek Team - Tania Bourla.

Enclosed spaces - the invisible killer
UK Club risk assessor, David Nichol looks at accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces on board ships continue to blight the shipping industry, with an unacceptably large number of incidents resultingin the death or injury of both ship and shore personnel reported over the first fewmonths of this year alone.

40 years of people claims- Senior Claims Director, Ernest Foster examines the changing face of people claims

Worldscale - Claims Executive Efcharis Rocanas takes a look at the history of Worldscale and the impact of the latest changes.

Introducing Tania Bourla – the new junior underwriter for Greece and Cyprus

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.