P&I Clubs

North Group Increases Projected Free Reserve

Directors of the North P&I Club and Sunderland Marine Insurance Company (North Group) have revised their projection for the group’s year-end free reserve up to $380 million,

American Club Announces 2.5% Increase

At its meeting in New York on November 20, the American Club’s board resolved to levy a general premium increase of 2.5 percent for P&I cover, but no increase in

British Forces Assist Stricken Cruise Liner

Military assets deployed in support of Falkland Island government in cruise ship rescue. In support of the Falkland Island Government, British forces based in

North P&I Club Names de Groot Vice Chairman

North P&I Club has appointed Job de Groot of Van Oord as its new vice chairman, succeeding Lars Christensen of Norden, who stood down from the role as well as from

Operations Continue for Sunken Lake Erie Barge

Salvage operations for the sunken tanker barge Argo in Lake Erie continue as the Unified Command proceeds with plans for product recovery. Crews will start prepping

Two Product Tankers Collide in the Arctic

Two Product tankers, Svyatoy Petr and Svyatoy Pavel collided during a passage of Northern Sea Route in convoy with nuclear icebreaker Vaygach.    The collision

North P&I Club Sets 2.5% Premium Increase

Directors of the 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club have set a general premium increase of 2.5 percent for both protection and indemnity (P&I) cover and freight

NTSB Issues Update on El Faro Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board has contracted with the U.S. Navy to locate the El Faro, document the wreckage and debris field and recover the voyage data recorder (VDR).

Norovirus’ Implications for Shipowners

Allegations of illnesses caused by being on board a ship can lead to significant costs for shipowners. UK P&I Club Senior Claims Executive Victoria Brown reviews

UK P&I Club Sets 2.5% General Increase

The UK P&I Club, a provider of protection and indemnity insurance,  agreed at its board meeting Monday that the General Increase for the 2016 renewal will be 2.

Hurricane Patricia Brings Rain, Flooding to Louisiana

Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm.

Digital Cameras Help Shipownwers Defend Claim

Press release - The  London P&I Club has recommended that ship owners and operators keep a good-quality digital camera on board their vessels as part of their attempts

Oasis Petroleum Plug North Dakota Oil Well Blowout

Oasis Petroleum Inc said on Tuesday it successfully killed a North Dakota well that had leaked oil, saltwater and natural gas since a blowout last weekend. Oasis crews pumped more than 33,

NTSB: El Faro Investigation Continues

NTSB Issues Update on Investigation Into Sinking of Cargo Ship El Faro. In its continuing investigation of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas,

Navy to Search for El Faro Wreckage

Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) departed Norfolk, Virginia, today to begin searching for wreckage from the missing U.S. flagged merchant vessel El Faro.

Polar Code Will Force Big Operator Investment

Experts predict a higher level of shipping activity through polar sea routes for the years to come. Aiming to limit the impact of this activity on the region’s fragile environment,

North P&I Bolsters Greek Office

North P&I Club said it has strengthened its Mediterranean-based claims team with the transfer of Dev Lajmi, one its most experienced senior claims executives, from the U.

P&I Clubs Welcome Changes on Container Weighing

UK P&I Club, a shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, and TT Club, an  international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, have welcomed

U.S. East Coast Threatened by Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin was gaining strength on Thursday as it moved toward the Bahamas, with forecasts still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.

Rutter to Head Sunderland Marine

Tom Rutter has been appointed chief executive officer of North P&I Club’s subsidiary Sunderland Marine, an international insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks.

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