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The guidance and advice from the club helps members operate as safely as possible, stay ahead of changing regulations and mitigate operating risks. Our team of experienced lawyers and technical experts specialise in particular ship types or geographical regions so they can provide tailored and relevant advice and guidance. These teams contribute to the wealth of best practice knowledge, news and opinion available to members

Latest items in 2020

Date Title

6 Aug 2020

Press Article: Practicing humanity is the only way our seafarers can survive COVID-19

In a call for compassion and understanding, Director of Loss Prevention at the club, Captain Yves Vandenborn highlights another tragic legacy of COVID-19, seafarers subjected to abuse, neglect and prejudice.

6 Aug 2020

Press Article: Scrubber Claims - A P&I Club Perspective

Standard Club’s Peter Smith provides his perspectives on the use of scrubbers in the long term, noting that issues with scrubber installation, operation and maintenance could create expensive disputes for shipowners.

5 Aug 2020

News: Beirut incident

Beirut port is currently closed.

5 Aug 2020

Press Article: Insurers must cut through the hype of autonomous shipping to understand the risk

Callum O'Brien, Deputy Underwriter, European division at Standard Club, discusses his thoughts with Insurance Day on the current applications of autonomous shipping, the changing nature of the traditional shipping company and the potential impact Covid-19 may have on demand.

4 Aug 2020

News: UK publishes Guidance on financial sanctions for Maritime Industry

On 27 July 2020 the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) which is responsible for enforcing financial sanctions in the UK issued Maritime Guidance (the Guidance) for entities operating within the maritime shipping sector.