Review of the Year 2011

This year has seen the Club build on the success of last year and deliver a surplus after taxation of $63 million, raising the free reserves and capital to $478 million.

A key feature of this year’s surplus was the achievement of a combined ratio of 98 per cent, reflecting improved underwriting discipline while maintaining a prudent approach to claims reserving.

The Club now has $1.6 billion in total assets and with a free reserve ratio (asset to liability) of 159 per cent is one of the strongest clubs in the International Group.

The excellent underwriting result has been supported by an investment return of 6.2 per cent, which outperformed the benchmark portfolio whilst balancing the risk of the various asset types in what is still an uncertain investment market for both fixed interest and equities.

The Club has successfully rebuilt its capital position through careful management and continues to deliver the highest quality of service to Members in what have been volatile and challenging times.

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.