Stowaways Questionnaire

The following questionnaire has been prepared to assist in establishing, principally, the true nationality of a stowaway who is without valid travel documentation and to facilitate issuance of a temporary travel document from his country of origin in order that the stowaway can be disembarked and repatriated. Every effort, therefore, should be made to obtain a truthful answer to each of the questions.

Many stowaways display a determination not to return to their country of origin. Accordingly, you should be mindful that stowaways will sometimes to great lengths to disguise their true nationality by fabricating or falsifying information.

On discovery of a stowaway on board, this office and/or the Club's local correspondent should be notified as early as possible. Prompt notification can have a substantial bearing on how quickly the stowaway is disembarked.

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.