UK Club

The mariner’s role in collecting evidence

In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea. 

Hull Biofouling – old problem, new challenges

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club, provided a brief overview of old and new challenges surrounding biofouling and what is in store for the future.

Loss prevention: Shipboard enclosed space safety

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club, focused on accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces onboard ships, which ‘continue to blight the shipping industry’. The dangers associated with enclosed spaces are well known – so why the unremitting level of casualties?

UK P&I Club’s Crew Health programme calls for better crew welfare

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Sophia Bullard, Director of UK P&I Club’s Crew Health Programme shares a few words about the Crew Health/PEME Programme for which the Club has been shortlisted for the ‘Initiative’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees. The UK P&I Club has operated this program for 22 years, showing strong commitment to the well-being of crew and inspiring several other industry’s stakeholders.

Sea what I mean?

In a recent article, Laura Starr, Senior Claims Executive, Thomas Miller, mentions that a number of English proverbs have their roots to sayings that seafarers used to say, providing a list of some of them, as well as their meaning.

Crew mental health

David Nichol, Thomas Miller Hellas, talks about important issues related to crew mental health, highlighting that a broad range of factors, including anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep, can negatively influence the mental health of seafarers. Crew fitness evaluations have previously given emphasis to physical health and it is only relatively recently that due attention is being given to the mental wellbeing of seafarers. Therefore, the UK P&I Club places a high priority on the matter by raising awareness to the problem and in providing support and advice to its members.

Best practices for pollution prevention and mitigation

David Nichol, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd provides a brief overview of the UK P&I Club Risk Assessment Scheme and showcases well illustrated examples of good ship board practice and common failures relating to pollution prevention.

SOLAS Verified Gross Mass challenge

Cedric Chatteleyn, Thomas Miller Hellas explains that following a recent amendment to SOLAS, it is required a container to have a verified gross mass. Therefore, it is a violation of SOLAS to load a packed container onto a ship if the ship operator or the terminal operator does not have a verified gross mass.

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