Shipowners face a growing cyber threat to their electronic systems both ashore and afloat as well as regulatory pressure to enhance their cyber resilience. West are here to help by with a comprehensive solution provided by our strategic partner, leading cyber specialist Astaara.
The shipping industry faces a major challenge in complying with the global 0.5% sulphur cap for bunker fuel under MARPOL Annex VI as from 1 January 2020. This webpage provides resources from the Club and elsewhere to help guide Members in meeting those obligations.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”) entered into force on 20 August 2013, following ratification by thirty states representing at least 33% of the world’s gross tonnage. This webpage is intended to provide Members with information on the Convention and how the Club is supporting them in complying with its requirements.
In September 2020, West launched it’s long-term charity program and made commitments of financial support to three select charities (National Oceanography Centre, Sailors’ Society and Blue Marine). We worked closely with each of them to initiate activities and projects that would make a real difference.
Notices to Members
Notices to Members 14 Oct, 2021No.10 2021/2022 - CLASS 1 (P&I) AND CLASS 2 (FD&D) POLICY YEAR BALANCES AND FINANCIAL POSITION
The Board reviewed the latest Class 1 and Class 2 figures, the Club’s mid-year financial position and agreed the Club’s approach to renewals for the year beginning 20 February 2022 at their meeting on 12 October 2021.Tom BowsherGroup CEO
Notices to Members 06 Oct, 2021No.9 2021/2022 - Dangers of Carrying Iron Ore Fines from Pepel, Sierra Leone
This Notice should be read in conjunction with Notice to Members No.7 2021/2022 - Sierra Leone - Carriage of Iron Ore Fines Cargoes - Liquefaction Risk relating to the dangers arising from the carriage of mineral ores from certain jurisdictions which also forms part of this Notice.Simon ParrottUnderwriting Director
Notices to Members 24 Sep, 2021No.8 2021/2022 - Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to E-TITLE
Paperless Trading Electronic Trading Systems Update to E-TITLE - Change of Ownership and approval of Corda eBL as replacement of E-TITLE. Members are referred to Notice to Members No.11 2015/2016 dated October 2015.Tony PaulsonCorporate Director