We provide protection and indemnity cover with other insurances for shipowners, charterers and offshore energy operators. We are S&P ‘A’ rated and one of the premier mutual P&I insurers by tonnage and membership.
Teams of marine and technical personnel provide advice and best
practices that underpin our ability to manage risks, deliver value and sustain financial security
Through offices in major hubs and a network of correspondents we cover
the globe, responding to incidents with immediate, practical advice and ongoing support to resolve matters as positively as possible.
Standard Club is a specialist marine and energy insurer known for its diverse membership, pioneering loss prevention expertise and attractive pricing.
Defence class cover (also known as FD&D) provides a member with cover for his legal and other expenses incurred in defending or pursuing legal proceedings in relation to the operation of their entered ships.
These will typically arise out of disputes under charterparties, bills of lading and other operational agreements. The club can also provide cover for new building and conversion disputes by special agreement.
Cover is by its nature discretionary in that the club must be satisfied as to the merits and quantum of the case and that the expenditure will have a beneficial result. Cover is limited to $5m.
Defence class cover
Defence Rules 2021/22
Standard Bulletin - Defence Special Editions
Standard Bulletin: Defence Special Edition, October 2015
Standard Bulletin: Defence Special Edition January 2015
Standard Bulletin: Abritration Special Edition, February 2012
Recurring Defence topics
IMO 2020: Bunker Claims Handling Guide
Liens on sub-freight
Payment of hire: is it a condition? Spar Shipping
Legitimate deductions from charter hire
Speed and performance claims
Hold cleaning and off-hire
A review of off-hire clauses, Part one: the NYPE form
Defence class cover - A review of off-hire clauses Part two: the Shelltime 4 form
Unsafe ports - a claims handing guide
Ship-to-ship transfers and withholding
Laytime and free pratique
Tendering a valid Notice of Readiness
Demurrage time bars: 'Less is always more!'