The Club provides Members with an unrivalled range of news, videos, lessons learnt, checklists, apps, guides and books to help minimise the risk of accidents on their ships.
The Club’s highly experienced loss prevention team and its external partners share their knowledge with Members through training, webinars, videos and specialist courses. Read more about our expert training.
We aim to keep Members up to date with the latest developments and initiatives regarding ship safety from around the world, including regular updates on our own loss prevention activities and initiatives. Find all the latest news here.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest circular from our listed correspondent Huatai relating to the Damage to Fishery Farms along Shandong Coast.
Preventing mooring line injuries
Damon Hartley looks at how mooring line incidents occur and the methods to prevent them
Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director for the UK P&I Club, spoke with Maritime Risk International to discuss the continuing problems of incorrectly packed cargo
Crew Health Advice: Homesickness
Homesickness is the emotional distress that we experience when adjusting to new circumstances or surroundings when away from home and feeling cut off from our regular support system.
Inside ship videos
‘Inside Ship’ is a series of animated training videos promoting risk awareness and encouraging risk management practices on board.
Based on real-world experience carrying out risk assessments on Members’ vessels, each video highlights a critical risk area found on board and suggests mitigation techniques for preventing the risks becoming a claim. See all of our Inside Ship videos here.
Inside Ship - Shielding of hot surfaces
Many engine room fires originate from oil leakages spraying onto hot exhaust surfaces
The Club is pleased to bring you the second in our "Inside Ship" video series, this time focusing on the action needed on the bridge when steering gear fails
Risk assessments conducted by the UK Club promote risk awareness and encourage risk management practices on board
Lessons Learnt videos and reports
‘Lessons Learnt’ is a series of award-winning educational training videos and reports based on common, real-life shipping accidents.
The videos feature incidents involving injury, pollution, cargo claims and navigation errors. Supported by an extensive catalogue of written case studies, the videos identify key lessons learnt to help members avoid similar incidents.
Lessons Learnt won the Lloyds List Europe 2019 Excellence in Safety and Training Award. See testimonials from our Members.
Lessons Learnt: Burn Injury to Engineer
When carrying out a routine inspection of the engine room, the first engineer noticed steam leaking from the main steam dump valve gasket
Lessons Learnt: Bunker Spill
This video focuses on a spillage incident that occurred during a poorly planning bunkering operation, with neglect of the company's SMS procedures.
Lessons Learnt: Collision When Overtaking
A collision occurred between the subject tanker (4,829 GRT) and an overtaking dry cargo ship (93,152 gross tons) in conditions of good weather and visibility on the morning 4-8 watch
Fishing vessels may not always be relied upon to keep a good lookout, manoeuvre as expected or display the correct lights and signals where catching fish may be prioritised over compliance with the COLREGS
Risk awareness checklist
The Club’s ‘Risk Awareness’ checklists provide an aid to risk and identification and loss prevention in a handy pocket-sized format.
The colour-coded checklists help to build awareness among our Members’ crews and shore-based staff of specific risks and the steps needed to minimise them.
Risk Awareness: Third Party Property Claims
An aid to risk identification and loss reduction in third party property claims.
An aid to risk identification and loss reduction in cargo claims for crude, product, chemical and gas tankers.
Risk Awareness: Pollution Claims
An aid to risk identification and loss reduction. Use our colour-coded checklist to build your awareness of the risks and the steps needed to minimise them.
PSC Pocket Checklists app
The Club has partnered with Lloyd’s Register to develop a unique and innovative checklist app to help Members’ crews ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and reduce the risk of port state control (PSC) detentions.
The continuously updated checklists cover Maritime Labour Convention requirements, International Safety Management Code and International Ship and Port Facility Security Code requirements, life-saving appliances, marine fire safety, marine pollution prevention and PSC.
Risk Focus guides
The Club’s series of concise ‘Risk Focus’ guides provides an authoritative deep dive on specific shipboard risks.
Often co-authored by leading industry experts, the guides include case studies and high quality photographs and diagrams to help get the message across.
Risk Focus: Catastrophic machinery failure
This Risk Focus examines a number of serious incidents in the engine room that have resulted in significant engine damage and subsequent P&I claims.
Risk Focus: Safe LNG Bunkering Operations
The advent of the 2020 global sulphur cap regulation has been driving marine engine technology towards achieving environmental compliance.
Risk Focus: Temperature controlled cargo
This Risk Focus is intended to be a practitioner's good practice guide covering all stakeholders throughout the supply chain whether operating, packing, unpacking or handling temperature controlled, 'refrigerated' or 'reefer' cargo transport units (CTUs).
Books and booklets
The Club has partnered with leading industry experts and publishers to produce a number of popular loss prevention books and booklets over recent years.
These authoritative titles provide Members with an essential and detailed reference on a variety of topics.
A new initiative from the UK Club loss prevention team and CAE, the world’s largest aviation training company. Featuring 12 aviation incidents that cross-refer to the maritime sector, highlighting important and transferable ‘lessons from the flight deck’.
Carefully to Carry: The essential guide to the safe carriage, loading and storage of cargo
This essential guide to the safe carriage, loading and storage of cargo encapsulates the full range of potential issues and dangers around the transporting of bulk cargoes, from the characteristics and risks inherent in specific goods, hold preparation and hatch covers, to best practice when loading and unloading
This brochure is designed as both a teaching aid and practicable advice. Written in conjunction with SOLIS Marine Consultants and Richard Hogg Lindley, it contains case studies on recent ro-ro and car carrier casualties with lessons learned and a Loss Prevention quick reference matrix. The publication is designed for use by the Chief Mate, to aid them to prevent/or mitigate a potential claim.
Top 25 causes of container claims
This booklet has been designed as a ready use tabbed reference book to be used by Ship's crew and office-based operations staff as a training aid and assistance in the event of an incident. Following a review by the Club which identified the top 25 causes of claims in containers. The publication has been written in conjunction with TMC Marine Consultancy, a leading maritime consultancy with surveyors specialising in container stowage as well as Jensen Associates an independent expert consultancy and survey company, specialising in the international trade of perishable products.