Summer holidays

  • Date: 18/08/2016

August is the main summer holiday for most of the Club office network.  However cover is maintained during this time to ensure that Members’ claims and other issues are attended to when the usual contacts are taking leave.

The latest contact details for both Area Groups and the local Club offices are continuously maintained at Emergency and Out Of Hours Contacts which is linked at the head of every page of this website.

Members are reminded that claims and other correspondence by email should always use the appropriate team mailbox address.  A full listing of these addresses can be found on the inside back cover of the current Club List of Correspondents/Rules & Bye-Laws and in Making Contact.  Personal email addresses are not monitored during an executive’s absence.  Messages may lay unseen in a personal mailbox while they are out of the office.

Members whose own colleagues will be covering for their holiday absences may wish to refer this information to them to assist communications during that absence.

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.