This page contains links to Reports published by Flag State, Maritime Safety and Accident Investigation Bodies and other newsletters that may be of interest.

The links below show a range of the latest industry reports and newsletters which are available to be downloaded.

Port State Control

Paris MOU New Inspection Regime

The introduction of the NIR in 2011 saw the Paris MOU significantly change the way they vet and inspect vessels. A policy of shared commitment for full coverage of inspecting all ships visiting ports and anchorages within the Paris MOU region was adopted.

Click on the title link above for information surrounding the changes and Click the link here for a downloadable  Aide Memoire

Port State Control - Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's)

The map and list of links below show the different MOU's around the world.

PSC authority websites:

ITOPF Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

ITOPF, the world's leading provider of technical advice on oil spill response, has kindly allowed the Club to reproduce a series of 17 highly technical papers on various aspects of oil pollution. These papers, just released, are based on over 40 years experience of dealing with spills on behalf of owners and their insurers and come highly recommended by the Club.

with thanks to : Karen Purnell, Managing Director ITOPF

ITOPF Response to Marine Oil Spills Film Series

ITOPF has launched a new series of seven films on oil spills, their impacts, effective response and compensation. The films are designed to promote good practice and raise awareness of some of the issues involved in oil spill response. They incorporate footage shot on location at oil spills worldwide since 2007, combined with interviews and archive film from the major incidents of the last 45 years.

The films are approximately 20 minutes long and cover the following topics: 

  1. Introduction to Oil Spills

  2. Aerial Surveillance

  3. At-Sea Response

  4. Shoreline Clean-Up

  5. Waste Management

  6. Environmental Impacts

  7. Oil Spill Compensation 

The films are currently available to view on-line from ITOPF’s website.

The seven films have been released as a single DVD with subtitles in Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic and Korean. They are available for purchase through ITOPF, priced £10 inc P&P. To find out more, please contact Melanie Keeble at ITOPF ( 


Alert! is the international maritime human element bulletin - A Nautical Institute project sponsored by Lloyd's Register. The bulletins are designed to promote awareness and interest in the management of the human issues in all areas of the maritime industry.

Mariners Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS)

The Mariners' Alerting and Reporting Scheme is a confidential reporting system run by The Nautical Institute to allow full reporting of Accidents (and Near Misses) without fear of litigation. MARS reports are available to download below and can also be accessed through the Nautical Institute website.

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

The MAIB publishes a range of digests, flyers and annual reports on its website. These documents provide useful information to shipowners and seafarers. Links to each section can be found below.

Safety Digests - Several digests are issued throughout each year, summarising lessons learned from incidents from the period. Safety Digests for all years are available from the MAIB website.

Annual Reports - Click Here to visit the MAIB Annual Reports download page.

Safety Flyers - The MAIB also produces a range of safety flyers which provide a good overall summary of recent incidents and provide useful lessons in how to avoid accidents.


CHIRP publishes 4 quarterly FEEDBACK newsletters containing a selection of reports (given the reporter's consent) combined with CHIRPs response, in order to make a wider audience aware of situations. All CHIRP newsletters can be downloaded by visiting the newsletter section on the CHIRP website.

Featured Report

The MAIB recently released a flyer following an incident onboard a ship where a shoreside fell from a ladder and died. You can download the flyer here.

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.