A Team Effort - 2017 Edition

A Team Effort: A new App from Steamship Mutual - A guide to casualty investigation and claims handling

The  “Team Effort” Mobile App is now available as a mobile app in both iOS and Android formats. It has been produced by Steamship Mutual and The Ship Safety Trust. The App is aimed at shipowners, Masters and Officers, charterers, brokers, lawyers, surveyors and anyone interested in marine insurance and maritime law.

Claims Handling

After a useful Introduction to Claims Handling, the App has sections on various types of claims including cargo, collision, people claims (crew, injury passenger, stowaways etc), FFO, pollution, salvage and wreck removal, fines, General Average and FDD. Each section contains a link to the relevant Club Rules and an explanation of what the Club covers for that particular topic. Sections on Time Bars, Guarantees , Statements and Evidence provide further useful information.


The App contains an extensive index of documents including accident report forms; various international conventions including the Athens Convention, Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules; Collision Regulations; Inter Club Agreement; IMO/UNHCR Guidelines on Rescue at Sea; Indemnity forms; OPA-90; PEME forms; numerous Charter Parties;  Towcon/Towhire forms;  SCOPIC; Stowaway questionnaire; York-Antwerp Rules.

To see the index of documents, click on the three line “burger” icon to bring up the list of contents for the App, and then scroll down – the index of documents is 5th from the bottom. Scroll through the index to browse what is available. Documents can be forwarded by using one of the icons at the top right of the selected document. Various options are available including forwarding by What’s App, Air Drop or email via the mail icon. 

A helpful index of useful weblinks is also available on the App.

The Film

The App includes the full 37 minute “A Team Effort” film as well as two shorter film items “Revisiting the basics – video summary” and a trailer for the “A Team Effort” film.


To download A Team Effort app, please click on the one images below. Alternatively visit the appropriate App store for your device. 

iOS Version  

The App is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

The “Team Effort” App complements the existing Steamship Mutual App which includes Club contacts, correspondents, Club rules and various publications.

Foreign language versions of a Team Effort film are available to view via the links below: