P&I Publications

11.05.2021
A GUIDE TO P&I COVER

The present official P&I Guide has peen specifically compiled and released to provide all interested parties with the discussion of the rules relating to the cover and law, prevention of the claims and sometimes handling of the claims. The original intention of the authors of this document was to serve as a reference paper for the insurance managers, to give them a proper explanation of the cover that is provided by the P&I Club; however, in the course of working on the content the authors have also concentrated on the control and prevention of claims.

The management heads of the Club were convinced that significant progress could be achieved and has been achieved in the reduction of the number of claims through explaining to the ship masters and officers all important lessons that the Club learnt from the investigations of the previous claims. Therefore this document is expected to prove of interest to the seafarers and, equally, to the shore-based staff of the members.

The content of the paper is divided into numerous chapters covering the liabilities of passengers and third parties, life salvage, crew claims, stevedores, pollution rules and tables, wreck removal, towage claims and other important aspects such as discharging appliances, collision rules, repatriation, contractual cover, exceptions and exclusions etc.

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29.03.2021
OFFSHORE TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2021

The official latest release of the Offshore Terms and Conditions issued by the UK P&I Club. In total there are twenty-six sections in the present publication. The volume opens with the information on the liability, injury/death cases, expenses associated with the substitute and repatriation of the seamen, unemployment indemnity, refugees, stowaways, and diversion expenses.

After that, the topics come including the life salvage, environment pollution risks, property damage and/or loss, cargo and wreck liabilities, quarantine expenses, fines, general average, and other important aspects. There are also several clauses included, dealing with the additional offshore covers and application for insurance, assignment and membership, investment and reserves, insurance period, cesser and cancellation of the insurance together with the associated effects, claims, disputes, notices etc.

In addition to the main part of the volume, there are three appendices with some supplementary information, such as the extended coverage of the cargo, war risks, MLC extension clause, coverage of the offshore specialist and underwater operations, supply and towage operations, etc.

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28.03.2021
UK P&I RULES 2021

The officially released U P&I Club publication duly reflecting the organizational changes that took place in the Club as of 2021, and here is the list of important topics traditionally covered by the publication, apart from the opening introductory chapter, this booklet is providing all required information about the Memorandum and Articles of Association, Nature of Cover, Membership, Right of Recovery; Definitions and Interpretations; Entry and Contribution - Marine Insurance Act 1906, Entry, Special Insurances, Joint Members, Co-Assured, Affiliated and Associated Companies, Fleet Entry, Period of Insurance, Contribution, Provisions Relating to Premiums and Calls, Payment, Laid Up Returns, Release, Non-Payment, Mortgages; Risks Covered; Conditions, Limitations, Exclusions, Warranties; Claims; Cesser of Insurance; The Funds of the Association - Reinsurance, Reserves, Investment, Closing of Police Years; General Terms and Conditions - Forbearance, Assignment, Delegation, Disputes, Differences, Debt, Notices, Jurisdiction; Recommended Clauses; Standard Form Letters of Indemnity; Index to P&I Class Rules. A must-have publication for nearly any member of the international maritime shipping.

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24.01.2020
WAR RISKS 2019-20

The publication was officially released by the UK P&I Club. The Rules contained in this booklet have been formally adopted as per the powers conferred by the Articles of Association of the War Risk Class. The intention of the UK P&I Club is to provide all members of the subject Club with the excess war risk cover of five hundred million dollars excess of the vessel's value which, in turn, is deemed not to exceed one hundred million dollars.

In addition to the above, the Club can also provide the full cover of the primary hull and P&I war risks under the conditions outlined in the present publication. The content of this booklet has been arranged in three main sections followed by four Appendices. The first section of the book is dedicated to the directors and contains the information on the Boards and the Committee members. The second section addresses the managers and provides the contact details of the London agents of the managers.

In turn, the third section contains the Rules. This one is organized in several chapters covering the definitions used throughout the Rulebook, introductory information, Rules applicable to the British vessels and other vessels to which Rule 4.A.1 would apply, detention or diversion expenses, P&I, i.e. protection and indemnity risks, sue and labor, discretionary claims, and all other aspects.

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10.02.2019
AN INTRODUCTION TO P& I INSURANCE FOR MARINERS

The primary purpose of the insurance of the ship's hull and machinery is protection of the investments made by the ship's owner. In fact this is the insurance of the property covering the vessel together with her machinery and all shipboard equipment. This allows the ship owners to get necessary protection from the losses normally caused by damage occurred to their ships or total loss.

This booklet starts with the brief introduction to the maritime insurance followed by the chapter explaining the working principle of the P&I insurance. The risk evaluation and statistical loss records are dealt with in the next chapters. Then, the authors of the document addressed the liability for the damage to the transported cargo and passenger claims together with the extraordinary handling costs and personal injury.

Among other important topics covered in the present volume we would definitely mention the fines and general average contributions, pollution to the environment, wreck removal, ancillary covers etc. The publication will be of practical interest to the people willing to be kept updated with the latest happenings in the world of marine insurance and maritime business in general, the content will be very helpful.

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15.08.2018
BOOK IT RIGHT AND PACK IT TIGHT — GUIDANCE ON PACKING DANGEROUS GOODS FOR CARRIAGE BY SEA — IMDG CODE AMDT 38—16

The present guidance is intended to provide all necessary support to the shippers and forwarders as well as the booking staff of the shipping lines and persons directly involved in packing various dangerous cargoes into transport units for their further transportation by sea. The authors would like to underline that the assisting parties shall have clear understanding of their duties since it will allow to enhance the communication between different participants of the transport chain and achieve compliance.

The provisions of the IMDG Code Amdt 38-16 has been reflected in this publication. The material in this guide is arranged in two parts. The first part describes operational steps breaking down the whole process of preparation and booking the goods into several steps, from their classification and selection of their packaging to packing the unit and producing the packing certificate.

In turn, the second part of the guidebook is giving readers a background to the Code and numerous useful references. The document will be of great practical interest to all people engaged in marine transportation of goods falling under the provisions of the IMDG Code and is therefore recommended to be placed on board.

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12.06.2018
CARRIAGE OF SEEDCAKE

This Standard Club publication is dealing with marine transportation of seedcake. Let us see what the seedcake is. In fact, it is the residue that remains upon removal of the oil from the oil bearing seeds as well as cereals and relevant products. This is normally achieved by either solvent extraction or mechanical crushing. The seedcake is used as fertilized or animal feed and is the by-product of the vegetable oil production process.

Seedcakes are considered hazardous cargoes since they can self-heat. Even though the process of self-heating is quite slow, it can eventually result in the rise of the bulk temperature of the cargo and at some point the self-ignition will inevitably take place. Therefore the shippers are required to provide relevant certification from the person recognized by the competent authority that would confirm the moisture and oil content of the cargo based on the UN number.

The high moisture content of the cargo will promote significant microbiological activity resulting in the rise of the temperature to as high as seventy degrees and to deterioration in the quality. This will normally not cause ignition; however the accelerated oxidation of the residual oil will take place in this case. As a result, the temperature will sufficiently rise.

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02.06.2018
SPECIALISED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

This informational booklet released by Signum has been devoted solely to this unique organization engaged in the investigation of the maritime crime for the Members of the UK P&I Club. This is the in-house investigation department operating as an integral part of the Club and offering bespoke investigation services. The main and primary task of this entity is to make sure that the confidential, professional and immediate responses are provided during the investigation of the various maritime crimes.

The professionals of this company have been providing their services for more than sixty years accumulating huge experience and knowledge. The qualifications of the Signum investigators enables the company to get involved in the investigation of any maritime incidents involving criminality. One of the typical investigations conducted by the Signum specialists involves containerized transportations of the high value cargoes gone missing.

The requests for assistance and investigation are normally received from the Club's executives; alternatively, they may be initiated directly by the Club Members. The problems are then identified and all available documentation collated and reviewed.

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