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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.

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Qwest brings together the insurance expertise of the West of England and the innovative legal and consultancy skills of C Solutions to offer the maritime industry a suite of tailored products to support their operations. 

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Delay following an incident usually means lost revenue for ship operators that is not recoverable under other insurance policies or only after a lengthy deductible period. Fixed Premium Primary Delay Insurance provided by West’s strategic partner Nordic Marine delivers a tailor-made solution to this problem.

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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.

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The Club's principal source of information about sanctions and provides links to documents and contact details at the Managers' offices for guidance in respect of Club cover and sanctions. 
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Detailed advice and information to help Members manage the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

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Notices to Members

  • Notices to Members 02 Jun, 2021
    No.3 2021/2022 - Annual General Meeting

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) will be held on 6 July 2021 at 13.00 hours (CET).

    Thierry Brevet
    Thierry Brevet
    General Manager
  • Notices to Members 13 May, 2021
    No.2 2021/2022 - Class 1 and Class 2 Policy Year Balances and Financial Position 20 February 2021

    The Board met on 12 May 2021 to approve the Report and Accounts for the year ending 20 February 2021 for The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg) and are pleased to report that the Club’s capital remains robust notwithstanding the difficult operating conditions experienced during the year.

    Tom Bowsher
    Tom Bowsher
    Group CEO
  • Notices to Members 29 Mar, 2021
    No.1 2021/2022 - Electronic (Paperless) Trading - Approval of TradeLens

    This Notice informs Members of the approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs (the Group) of the TradeLens eBL system.

    Tony Paulson
    Tony Paulson
    Corporate Director

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