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The publications can be downloaded or you can request a press copy from marcom@swedishclub.com

COVID-19 Handbook

Covid-19 is affecting not just the way that we do business today, but the ways that we will be doing business tomorrow.

The Swedish Club has put together this handbook to assist those in positions of responsibility at sea and for those supporting them on shore, to provide simple guidance and concise information on understanding and implementing the practices and procedures which are now necessary for safe and successful long-term operations on board ship. 

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Navigational Claims 

The Swedish Club has spent many years compiling and reviewing information on navigational claims, which the Club defines as collisions, contacts and groundings.

The aim of Navigational Claims is to use that experience to provide those crewing a vessel with the knowledge that they need to avoid major pitfalls that we have seen occurring all too often.

This publication aims at not only highlighting the most common errors, but more importantly focuses on providing suggestions on how to prevent claims, increasing the safety of those on board and reducing vessel casualties.

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Advice to Masters

In any casualty, as the Master, you play a crucial role. You are on the scene, with the ability to minimise the consequences of the casualty, and to facilitate the handling of matters between the owners and The Swedish Club.
Advice to Masters is designed to support that process and not to supersede or contradict any instructions issued by the owners. 

Its aim is to provide you with advice relating to a casualty from the underwriter's point of view.

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Monthly Safety Scenarios (MSS) 2020

The Club has published a series of Monthly Safety Scenarios to help you comply with international safety regulations. The worksheets have been designed to assist you with your monthly safety meetings and are based on real life incidents that have occurred on board other vessels.

As well as outlining the incident and how it happened, these worksheets set out a series of questions as a framework for discussion around the cases and factors behind the accident, what should have been done differently, and how such risks could be eliminated or reduced. 

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Sulphur Guide - dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020 and beyond

The Club's Sulphur Guide provides both technical and legal advice. It explores technical considerations when making the decision between operating with low sulphur fuels and retrofitting scrubbers and explains the legal implications, both in terms of compliance and in relation to the terms of any charterparty in place, following that decision.

The Sulphur Guide has been written in conjunction with Tony Grainger, Marine Engineer, TMC Marine; Paul Harvey, Associate and Jamila Khan, Partner of Ince & Co. All are experts in their field, providing information based on real life situations they have encountered in their working lives. 

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Claims at a Glance 2019

Claims at a Glance offers an insight into the Club's latest publications, highlighting some of the real cases that we have handled and featuring up to date claims statistics and the latest comment. 

Accidents do happen and as an insurer we experience them every day. We believe by being transparent and sharing our statistics and experience from handling claims that we can raise awareness and highlight best practices.

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Dealing with Engine Room Fires

Engine rooms on ships have all the ingredients for a fire – oxygen, heat and flammable liquids under pressure. Not surprisingly, one of the dominating causes is lube-oil or fuel-oil mist spraying onto hot surfaces and then igniting.

This Loss Prevention supplement is giving an overview of the causes together with advice on how to avoid engine room fires. Through some actual cases different scenarios are being illustrated.

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Main Engine Damage

Main Engine DamageThis report sheds a light on an expensive category of damage that is all too frequent. Statistically a vessel will suffer between one and two incidences of main engine damage during its life time. Considering the costly consequences for ship owners and their hull insurers, it is important to identify the main causes of this damage and examine how these can be prevented.

The publication also includes loss prevention advice from the major engine manufacturers, MAN Engines and Wärtsilä.

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Wet Damage on Bulk Carriers

Bulk carrier owners are warned to pay extra attention to the basics in a new report issued by The Swedish Club. The Club has found that for bulk carrier operators, wet damage is the most costly claim type and the second most common claim that they experience.

The report, which has been prepared in conjunction with DNV GL and MacGregor, identifies heavy weather and leaking hatch covers as both the most common and the most costly typ of wet damage claim.

Download Wet Damage on Bulk Carriers 2018 »


Auxiliary Engine Damage

Auxilary Engine Damage report TSCAn investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. The report also finds that container vessels have a significantly higher claims frequency due to the larger number of installed engines on these vessels. In addition these engines have considerable output, leading to higher repair costs compared with other vessels.

Auxiliary Engine Damage, the latest report from The Swedish Club, has been created in response to the Club’s members’ concerns over damage to auxiliary engines – a significant segment of machinery claims, both in number and in cost.

Download Auxiliary Engine Damage 2018 »


Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires

The Swedish Club, working in conjunction with Burgoynes, experts specialising in the investigation of fires, explosions and other major incidents, has produced a handbook, ‘Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires’, which can be used alongside the regulations to assist seafarers in their daily loss prevention efforts.

When a fire breaks out on board a vessel there is no fire service ready to assist in extinguishing it – it is up to the crew themselves. The consequences can be catastrophic, and all those who have worked on board a vessel are aware of the difficulties involved with managing a fire and the crucial importance of fire prevention. The information in this handbook is designed to assist shipowners and crews in those fire prevention efforts.

Download Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires »

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Anatomy of an Accident 

Anatomy of an accidentAnatomy of an Accident is our latest publication which provides a unique insight into a huge coordinated exercise that surrounds a serious vessel casualty.

Illustrating just how easily an incident can escalate; the guide explores the various parties and processes involved in dealing with an emergency situation, and the complicated interplay between the cast of professionals involved in bringing an incident to a resolution.

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How do you handle media in a crisis?

Dustin Eno, COO & Crisis Response Manager at Navigate Response, gives his advice: 


Proactive Loss Prevention

Proactive Loss PreventionThe Swedish Club is a pioneer in providing comprehensive ‘All-in-One’ insurance solutions and in loss prevention. Our most important mission, in a world of increasing complexity in global trade, is to assist our members and clients in managing current and future risks.

Download our folder Proactive Loss Prevention »

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Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

The Swedish Club offers Maritime Resource Management training through The Swedish Club Academy. 

We have been committed to resource management training since the early 1990s when the Club and seven other organisations developed the first ever resource management training course for the shipping industry, now known as MRM.

Download our folder Maritime Resource Management (MRM) »

Emergency Response Training 

Emergency Response TrainingDoes your emergency response plan work? Has it been tested? 
The Swedish Club offers a half day or one-day training to help you become better at emergencies before they happen. This training is offered free of charge to Club members, working with you for better safety at sea. 

Download our folder Emergency Response Training »


P&I Claims Analysis 2016

Cover P&I Claims Analysis In this publication you will find a number of measures you can adopt to prevent casualties from occurring. The Swedish Club closely monitors the frequency of different types of claims and prioritises identifying the patterns and trends. The categories analyzed are cargo, illness, and injury, which represent the highest frequency of claim.

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Ice - Advice for trading in the polar regions

To trade in the polar regions the vessel and crew are exposed to completely new challenges and risks that do not occur in normal open water sailing. In this publication we are identifying the risks. To be able to address these issues, the shipowner needs to assess the specific risks, what assistance is available, how equipment will be affected and its limitations.  

Download Ice - Advice for trading in the polar regions 2014 »


Bridge Instructions

Guide for bridge crew with descriptions for each role in the team. The Bridge Instructions are based in accordance with IMO’s International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.

Download Bridge Instructions 2011 »

Engine Room Instructions

Guide for engine room crew with descriptions for each role in the team. The Engine Room Instructions also includes guidelines for watch arrangements and checkpoints for safer operation.

Download Engine Room Instructions 2012 »

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