Signum - a unique marine investigation service

Signum Services Ltd is the investigative arm of Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd and conducts investigations on behalf of the Members of the UK P&I Club.

Signum Services has two investigators who travel the world making inquiries into any criminal activity affecting Club Members. The investigators are ex-senior detectives from the Criminal Investigation Department at New Scotland Yard.

Collectively, they have over 75 years experience in solving crime and have served on squads specialised in detecting suspicious deaths, organised crime,armed robbery, hijacking, kidnapping, fraud and transport crime.

Their qualifications enable them to enquire into any incident which a Member may suspect harbours a criminal aspect. They have been called upon to investigate murder, arson, many types of fraud, rape, stowaway related problems, criminal damage, container and general cargo crime, port organised crime and every conceivable type of theft.

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.