There have been a number of cargo stability problems with bulk cargoes of metal ores from Indian and Indonesian ports caused by cargo liquefaction. Two bulk carriers have capsized and another was forced back to port with a 20 degree list.

The various loss prevention resources available to support Members' efforts in safely operating in these trades are colllated below.

Comparisons between observed and pre-calculated drafts will give an early indication of any possible de-ballasting or ballasting problems or discrepancies in the loading plan.

Members should be reminded of the inherent dangers of carrying ore cargoes with tendencies to liquefy. Previous LP bulletins have been issued by the Club with regard to cargoes loaded in...

The Association would like to advise Members that iron ore exports from the Indian state of Karnataka have been banned.

Further to the Club’s earlier LP Bulletin 716 on Iron Ore Fines and Iron Ore Lumps, the following informs Members about the forthcoming change in the status and review of the International Maritime Solid...

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.