LP News October 1999

The Club has recently published its comprehensive analysis of the major claims filed by its Members between 1987 and 1997. This embraces any claim, potential claim or claim-related investigation costing more than US$100,000. Club membership accounts for 20% of the world’s deep-water fleet and consequently the analysis provides a uniquely representative picture of maritime risk around the world. This analysis is the most authoritative ever conducted by the Club. It addresses data captured over ten years and is therefore statistically more significant than previous analyses. It also gives a more definitive indication of trends. The full report is nearly 100 pages long and is an in-depth study of causation, location, risk category and ship type. Its aim is to give Members a clear perspective on the changing pattern of risk as a starting point for the development of effective loss prevention strategies. A separate digest presents the highlights and summarises the conclusions of the full report.

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.