Risk Alerts


Risk Alerts are published by the Club's Loss Prevention Department as and when necessary in order to ensure that Members, their Masters and ships' crews are kept abreast of topical issues, particularly those which may involve risks of a P&I nature.

Risk Alert bulletins will cover a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Areas of concern where claims experience has led the Club to believe that detailed guidance is required to mitigate the potential for further claims
  • Promoting good seamanship and industry best practice
  • Analysis of case histories and the identification of the root causes of casualties
  • Promoting material produced by Flag States in relation to best practice
  • Promulgating advice regarding new regulatory requirements and port state control initiatives

  • Copies of Risk Alerts are available to view, download and print below. Members are encouraged to circulate these publications as widely as possible within their organisations and onboard their vessels.

Title Date
Potential Contamination - High Sulphur Fuel Oil - Singapore April 2022
Explosion Fuel Oil Tank Vent Grinder Sparks April 2022
Work Safety - Container Cargo Operations February 2022
Dangers of Working in and Around Cargo Holds February 2022
Work Safety - Adverse Weather September 2021
Scrubber Overboard Connection - Severe Corrosion September 2021
Safety of Navigation – Fishery Zones (Chinese Coastal Waters) September 2021
Risk Issues in Respect of Soybean Cargoes July 2021
Lifeboats and Port State Control Inspections June 2021
Man Overboard in Restricted Waters May 2021
Lasers, Legislation and Penalties May 2021
Pumproom Fatality April 2021
Damage Prevention Measures – Steel Cargoes March 2021
Good Bunkering Practice March 2021
Containerised Cargo - Stowage and Securing March 2021
MARPOL Convention-Electronic Record Book (ERB) December 2020
Ship Recycling-Inventory of Hazardous Material December 2020
Navigation Safety - Lookout November 2020
Interaction Risk In Narrow Channels October 2020
Safe Ship to Ship Operations September 2020
Use of Plastic Sheathing on Freefall Lifeboat Recovery Strops July 2020
Manual Handling April 2020
Mississippi High River Season March 2020
Safe mooring - Mooring failures during cargo operations February 2020
IMO Sulphur 2020 Fuel Oil Tank Entry December 2019
Ebola Virus August 2019
Stowaways April 2019
Safety in Enclosed Spaces October 2018
Guidance for Use of CO2 in Ships Fixed Firefighting Systems September 2018
Bunker Fuel Quality Problems July 2018
Ballast Water Management July 2018
Portable Ladders October 2017
Tank Manhole Cover Securing May 2017
Stowaways in South African Ports November 2016
USCG Issue Steering Gears Safety Alert October 2016
Mooring Line Failure - MAIB Report February 2016
Zika Virus February 2016
Mooring Winch Brake Holding Capacity December 2015
USCG Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil November 2015
MAIB Safety Digest - Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 2/2015 October 2015
IMO Adopt Ships Routeing Systems to be Introduced in the Coral Sea September 2015
The Importance of ECDIS Training and Good Watch-keeping Practices August 2015
The New Suez Canal August 2015
Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Enclosed Space Entry Drills July 2015
Yemen Maritime Security Advisory Update April 2015
Yemen Maritime Security Advisory April 2015
MARPOL Switching to Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil March 2015
Satellite Phones in Indian Waters February 2015
Emission Control Areas - Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil Change-over Procedures December 2014
The Importance of ECDIS Training and Familiarisation and Good Watch-Keeping Practice November 2014
Risk Assessment Guidance for Ship Owners May 2014
Stowaway Risk in Durban South Africa March 2014
Working at Height in and around cargo holds January 2014
Working on Deck in Heavy Weather December 2013
Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery August 2013
Paris MoU Harmonised Verification Programme (HAVEP) on Passenger Ships March 2013
U.S. Oil Spill Response Drills November 2012
Lanshan Port - Fishery Farm Expansion September 2012
Iran - US and UK Impose Further Sanctions November 2011
The Risks of Inadequate Crew Pre-Employment Medical Examinations (PEME) November 2011
Syria – Expansion of Sanctions by EU and US September 2011
EU Sanctions Against Egyptian Entities Post-Mubarak March 2011
Japan – The Effects of the Tsunami and Nuclear Incidents March 2011
Sanctions - Impact on Chartered Vessel Entries March 2011
Restrictive Measures in Respect of Cote D'Ivoire January 2011
Carriage of Direct Reduced Iron - DRI January 2011
Iran, Sanctions and the Provision of Security November 2010
Evidence Collection from VDRs September 2010
Dangerous Spaces September 2010
Paris MOU New Inspection Regime August 2010
Ship to Ship Transfer Operations June 2010
The Dangers of Confined Spaces June 2010
Personal Injury in and around Cargo Holds April 2010
ECDIS Implementation Requirements March 2010
Gangway and Accommodation Ladder Inspection and Maintenance March 2010
Gangway and Accommodation Ladder Inspection and Maintenance (Spanish) March 2010
General Cargo on Cellular Container Vessels March 2010
Grounding and Loss of a RoRo February 2010
Securing of RORO Cargo December 2009
Safe Mooring Practice December 2009
Safe Mooring Practice (Spanish) December 2009
Mooring Line Care and Maintenance December 2009
Mooring Line Care and Maintenance (Spanish) December 2009
The Problem of Sweat December 2009
The Problem of Sweat (Spanish) December 2009
Guidelines for Laying Up Vessels October 2009
Indian Iron Ore - Excessive Moisture Content September 2009
Navigation in the Vicinity of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations September 2009
Navigation in the Vicinity of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (Spanish) September 2009
Suez Canal Navigation July 2009