American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States – indeed, in the entire Americas.
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The London P&I Club is one of the world’s leading mutual marine liability insurers. It is a prominent member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, playing a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the global shipowning community.
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The Club provides protection and indemnity insurance to small and specialised vessels worldwide.
The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited ("Steamship Bermuda") and The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited ("Steamship London") are mutual Protection and Indemnity Associations, otherwise known as P&I Clubs. Both Clubs are members of the International Group of P&I Clubs and participants in the International Group Pool.
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Assuranceforeningen Skuld is a leading marine insurer providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) and Defence cover to shipowners and charterers all over the world.
- Mandatory code for ships in polar region
Mandatory code for ships in polar region
Scientists, regulators and shipping industry representatives are working on a mandatory code for ships in polar regions after the rescue of the Australasian-chartered MV Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica.
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) secretary-General Koji Sekimizu told a workshop in London late last month that IMO members had agreed a mandatory code was needed over and above existing rules and guidelines for ships operating in polar waters.
“Work to finalise the code at the end of this year is well under way,” he said.
The organisation’s marine environment protection committee and maritime safety committee, meeting over the next three months, will work on the code.
The mandatory code will cover ship design and construction, training and watch-keeping, and on-ship systems and equipment.
“The safety of ships operating in the harsh, remote and vulnerable polar areas and the protection of the pristine environments around the two poles have always been a matter of concern for IMO and many relevant requirements, provisions and recommendations have been developed over the years,” Sekimizu said.
A mandatory code was needed because polar shipping would grow in volume and diversify in coming years, he said.
Ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic environments were exposed to a number of unique risks and the remoteness of the areas made rescue or clean-up operations difficult and costly.
The Australian government is trying to recoup about $2 million it spent helping rescue passengers this summer from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition aboard the Russian research ship, which became trapped in heavy sea ice on Christmas Eve.