The UK Club is a founding member of Together in Safety, which has a core objective to protect seafarers’ lives while delivering improved business efficiency and commercial effectiveness.
This circular informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the IQAX eBL system.
The Club’s financial position remains strong with free reserves of $488 million as at 20 February 2022. The Club continues to comfortably meet all its regulatory capital requirements and remains in the highest AAA band of Standard & Poor’s capital model.
AMSA Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) in Australia on Hours of Work and Rest, May & June 2022
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the update below from the Club's Correspondents in Australia.
UK P&I Club participated in SeaJapan 2022
On 20-22 April 2022 Sea Japan made a welcome return and we were delighted to participate for the very first time and show our support to one of the biggest maritime tradeshows in Japan.
Herculito Maritime Limited & others v Gunvor International BV & others (The "Polar") - Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1828
The Court of Appeal has held that in the absence of clear words to the contrary, the holders of bills of lading will not be excluded from their liability to contribute to general average, where the peril suffered is already insured by the shipowner.
In their latest alert to their clients, ECM Maritime Services, LLC reports on clarification received from the EPA relating to the requisite frequency of sampling and analysis of treated ballast water discharges from USCG type approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) and Alternate Management systems (AMS)* onboard vessels subject to VGP requirements
Wash Damage and Speed Regulation Update - River Plate and Parana De Las Palmas, Argentina
The UK Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores, regarding new speed limitations and wash damage guidance within the Parana River area.
The UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Colin Legget as a risk assessor in its London office
Australia's Biosecurity Amendment (Biofouling Management) Regulations 2021, which come into force on 15 June 2022, will require international ships arriving in Australia to report the following information in the ship's pre-arrival report.
China: Announcement on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of COVID-19
The UK Club’s local correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, have issued a circular on the announcement of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Customs on Effectively Implementing Remote Prevention and Control Measures of the COVID-19 for Vessels Engaged in International Voyages.
The Club completed a very successful renewal, benefitting from the ongoing support of its Members.
The UK Club’s Correspondents, Oasis P&I, provide an update on the revised ship routing and reporting systems at Xiamen Port which will come into effect on 1 March 2022.
Rules and Correspondents 2022
The UK P&I Club Rulebook for the 2022 policy year is now available on the Club's website as a PDF download.
A Guide to People Claims
Information and documentation required to efficiently handle your claim.
The International Group recently became a member of the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) Top Tier project.
The Club would like to draw to the attention of Members trading to Brazil a well written and comprehensive update on the cabotage trade in Brazil
Piracy is a big problem in the Gulf of Guinea but local laws and enforcement practices make it difficult for vessels to call at ports in the region with foreign armed guards onboard, and some countries prohibit local armed guards from boarding foreign commercial vessels.
May we wish all our Members and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2022.
State Council of PRC Issued Notice Regarding Epidemic Control and Assistance to Crew Members on Ocean Going Vessels
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents, Oasis P&I Services Company Limited, advising of a State Council of PRC issued notice regarding epidemic control and assistance to crew members on ocean going vessels.