Information by Country
Information compiled on each registry’s arrangements for providing certification can be found in the links below listed by country. Each country has its own reference page carrying key documents, contact details and other relevant information.

This compilation will be continually updated with new and relevant information from various flag states. Each update will be notified in the list below. Information from the International Group and other bodies assisting shipowners to comply with the certification requirements of the Convention will also be added to this list of updates.

Keeping up to date
This section of our website supports preparations by our Members for the impending Bunkers Convention is currently ratified by 57 countries* around the world as at 2 December 2010.

All Members should familiarise themselves with these developments. The registered owner of any seagoing vessel over 1,000 gross tons and which is flagged to one of these countries, or likely to visit a port or facility in their territorial waters will require a certificate of insurance for civil liability arising from bunker oil pollution damage.

The latest Club position is set out in the Club Circulars. A ‘question and answer’ sheet is also provided for further guidance. These ‘Q&As’ will be updated as the procedures for certification of insurance for these liabilities develop. Both these documents can be found in the list below.

This section will be continually updated with new and relevant information from various flag states, the International Group and other bodies assisting shipowners to comply with the certification requirements of the Convention.

Any queries regarding the Club’s response to the Bunkers Convention should be directed to Dr Chao Wu, Legal Director for Thomas Miller P&I.

* IMO website maintains an updated list of maritime conventions and their ratification status.  Click here to view that page

Club publications & resources

OUTLINEThe Bunkers Convention will enter into force in States Parties on 21st November 2008.All vessels over 1000 gross tons are required to maintain on board a Bunkers Convention...

With reference to Club Circular 6/08 - Entry into force of the Bunkers ConventionQ&A on Bunkers Convention Certificates

Flag state summaries on Bunkers Convention implementation

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.

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