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Pamphlets, Aides-Memoire and 'How to' checklists

The UK P&I Club has joined forces with leading marine cargo insurer Allianz AGCS Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) to publish new practical guidance for shipowners and operators on how to carry heavy-lift and project...

The UK P&I Club, Lloyd's Register and Intercargo have produced a pocket guide and checklist for ship's officers and agents who arrange cargoes for loading.

“How to Comply With MARPOL Annex V - New amendments governing cargo classification and the discharge of cargo hold wash water” is a new publication produced by the Club, in partnership with ITOPF, which is aimed at helping Shippers, Charterers, Owners and Crews fully understand and comply with the MARPOL Annex V changes.

The resolution of fuel quantity and quality disputes will rely on evidence provided

The cause of claims and how to avoid them during pre-loading, loading and unloading.

This aide-memoire deals with how to prevent tanker cargo contamination claims and also highlights the cause of claims and how to avoid them.This pamphlet covers important aspect of a tanker vessel operations such as;...

A checklist to help reduce the risk of self-heating in Indonesian coal cargoes This handy checklist is being distributed to all members with Bulk carriers entered in the Club. All other members can receive the checklist free, as with all other Loss Prevention publications upon request.

Guidance in steps to take in preventing and dealing with stowaways.

A guide to Masters, owners and surveyors in the legal requirements for testing and carrying Iron Ore.

Guidance to Masters, owners and operators in the new reporting obligations and targeting system

Vessel Maintenance Checklist

The UK Club, together with Lloyd's Register, has published a new pocket guide on the importance of professional maintenance and survey preparation for marine lifting appliances.  The consequences of failure include death...

Port State Control Checklists

The ILO MLC Smartphone App, developed by The Club and Lloyd's Register is aimed at assisting Members and Ships Crews' to ensure they are in compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which will enter into force in August 2013. The app is free, and available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones.

The ILO MLC pocket checklist aims to help owners, operators and crew comply with the Marine Labour Convention which comes into force in August 2013. Non compliance with the requirements of the convention will result in port state control (PSC) detentions, so to help reduce the risk of your ship being detained, as a minimum, we strongly recommend that you include the items in this checklist as part of your final checks before the voyage and port entry.

Port State Control detentions due to ISM failures are becoming more common as the authorities are grouping deficiencies together to justify detaining the ship. The objectives of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment and property. The objectives of the ISPS Code are to ensure security of ships and port facilities. The company is responsible for implementing effective safety and security management systems to ensure these objectives are met. By doing this, the risk to the fleet can be minimised and avoid costly fines and Port State Control detentions. Effective implementation of ISM and ISPS will protect the fleet’s reputation and help to get most out of the company’s resources.

The first pocket checklist in the series is designed as an aide-mémoire to supplement owners' operational and maintenance procedures, and should be used in conjunction with other guides in this series. Conveniently organised by distinct ship area, the checklist identifies the top fifty most common causes of ship detention. The pocket checklist is particularly useful when incorporated into pre-arrival checks, to ensure consideration has been given to all areas a PSC inspector will be concerned with.

The Marine pollution prevention pocket checklist can help masters and owners comply with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as amended by MARPOL 73/78. With a detailed list of areas that must be up to standard and covering areas where operational deficiencies are frequently found, it should help to reduce the risk of port state control (PSC) detentions.

The third pocket checklist in the series aims to help owners, operators, and crew comply with international convention requirements, thereby reducing the risk of Port State Control detention. With an alarming number of deaths and injury due to accidents involving lifeboats, this pocket checklist highlights the vital importance of life-saving appliances working properly, and lifeboat drills being conducted safely. All lifeboat equipment should be ready for operation, well maintained and inspected regularly. This checklist will act as a practical, on the spot device to make sure that life-saving appliances are fully up to scratch and comply with all regulations.

The fourth pocket checklist, released in May 2009 aims to reduce the risk of fire and explosion at sea, which in turn will help save lives and reduce the damage to cargo. Fire is one of the most expensive sources of cargo liability claims across the shipping industry. Only hatch cover problems and bad stowage have been comparable. Dry and bagged bulk were the cargoes most often hit by fire while crude oil, containers, dry bulk and cars produced the highest claims.

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