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.
Any seafarer will tell you that it’s an incredibly demanding job at the best of times. The isolation of long periods at sea or at distant ports with little infrastructure hits home hard on #DayOfTheSeafarer.
Notices to Members
Notices to Members 24 Jun, 2020No. 10 2020/2021 - West announce strategic partnership with C Solutions to launch Qwest Maritime
The Managers are pleased to advise that as part of its continued diversification programme, the Club has made a further strategic investment, Qwest Maritime Ltd. (“Qwest”).Tom BowsherGroup CEO
Notices to Members 16 Jun, 2020No. 9 2020/2021- Astaara: West to acquire a significant stake in the marine cyber insurance provider
The Managers are pleased to advise Members that the Club will acquire a significant stake in the marine cyber insurance provider, Astaara Company Limited (ACL).Tom BowsherGroup CEO
Notices to Members 08 Jun, 2020No. 8 2020/2021 - Condition Surveys: Tankers which have carried heavy fuel oil as cargo
As in previous years and in accordance with International Group practice, the Club is required to carry out condition surveys of seagoing tankers aged 10 years or more if they carried heavy fuel oil (HFO) as cargo during the previous policy year unless the ship...Simon ParrottUnderwriting Director