Supporting Member quality


  • Date: 12/04/2012

Despite acute cost pressure risk management and loss prevention remain a priority for our Members.  The Club’s response is two-fold.  Firstly, empower and guide owners and their crews on how to identify and control risk.  Secondly, support and educate them with the shared experience of the Club and its Members on such risks.

The innovative ‘BowTie’ risk management scheme launched this year tackles the identification of areas of risk and minimising the occurrence of incidents.  The loss prevention website and wide variety of publications devotes significant resources to supporting and informing Members on how to avoid or minimise a wide variety of risks and hazards. 

The loss prevention section of this website carries material from the Club’s risk management teams – loss prevention, ship inspection, PEME and Signum.

The wealth of publications and advices resulting from their activities are profiled in a brochure that can be downloaded or obtained in hard copy from your usual Club contact.  Regular updates in the form of loss prevention bulletins, technical bulletins, news and useful ideas contributed from Member’s ships complement the more substantial studies the department produces. 

The ship inspection team provide a significant proportion of loss prevention input to the team as well as distributing Club material on their many visits to Members’ ships.  In contrast to many other inspection regimes, the Club’s inspectors concentrate on claims reduction rather than rule compliance.

The crews’ pre-employment risk assessment programme, PEME, continues to assist Members ensure that their crews are fit to serve on ships. Last year, the team conducted their 250,000th  seafarer medical.

Finally, Signum, the Club’s in-house team of ex-Scotland Yard detectives led by chief investigator, Chris Simpson, investigate the causes of claims where criminal activity is suspected.  Their brochure illustrates Signum’s response to a range of situations where Members were the victim of criminal activity

RSS feeds keep you abreast of loss prevention’s most recent developments with separate feeds for the weekly LP Bulletin as well as the general loss prevention feed. Members can also follow the Club’s Twitter @UKPandI which includes loss prevention material together with the other Club news and bulletins.

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


Piracy

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.