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In these rules the following words and expressions have the following meanings:

The rules:

the Offshore class rules of the club for the time being in force.

The articles:

the articles for the time being of the club.

The club:

The Standard Club UK Ltd.

Affiliated or associated charterer:

where (1) both the member or a joint entrant and the charterer have the same parent or (2) one of the member, joint entrant or the charterer respectively is the parent of the others. For the purposes of this definition, a ‘parent’ is a company which owns at least 50% of the shares in and voting rights of the others or owns a minority of the shares in the others and can procure that it is managed and operated in accordance with its wishes.


any person seeking to enter a unit on his own or another’s behalf or on whose behalf an application is made.


the directors for the time being of the club or, as the context may require, a quorum of directors present at a duly convened meeting of the board.

Certificate of entry:

a document issued pursuant to rule 12, including any endorsement thereto.

Contract work

 includes but is not limited to materials, components, parts, machinery, fixtures, equipment and any other property which is or is destined to become a part of the completed project which is the subject of the contract under which the unit is working, or to be used up or consumed in the performance or completion of such project.


any person employed as part of a ship’s complement under the terms of a crew agreement or other contract of service or employment to serve on board the ship, whether or not on board that ship.

Demise or bareboat charterer:

a charterer who has sole possession of the unit and sole control of her management and crew.


includes clothes, documents, navigation and other technical instruments and tools, but does not include valuables.


includes penalties and other impositions similar in nature to fines.

Group rating agreement:

any agreement whereby the premium of the unit is assessed by reference to the record of any other units and ships which are or were entered through the group in the club, whether the units and ships are in the same registered or beneficial ownership or not.

Hull policies:

the policies covering the hull and machinery of a unit, including excess liability policies.

Insured party:

the member, any joint entrant and any co-assured in respect of an entry.


a provision stipulating (1) that each party to a contract shall be similarly responsible for loss of or damage to, and/or death of or injury to, any of its own property or personnel, and/or the property or personnel of its contractors and/or of its or their subcontractors and/or of other third parties, and (2) that such responsibility shall be without recourse to the other party and arise notwithstanding any fault or neglect of any party and (3) that each party shall, in respect of those losses, damages or other liabilities for which it has assumed responsibility, correspondingly indemnify the other party against any liability that that party shall incur in relation thereto.


liabilities, costs and expenses incurred by a member


the managers for the time being of the club.


every owner or other person who becomes and is for the time being a member of the club.


includes an owner, owners in partnership, owners holding separate shares in severalty, part owner, trustee, mortgagee, charterer, operator or manager, builder, insurer or reinsurer who enters a ship in the club or who is a joint entrant or co-assured.


any person carried or intended to be or having been carried on board the ship by virtue of a passenger contract.

Personal data:

any information that relates to or enables the identification of a living person.

Policy year:

the year from noon GMT on 20 February to noon GMT on the following 20 February.


includes estimated total premium, supplementary calls, overspill calls and any other premium which may be due from a member.


any ship or mobile or temporarily fixed craft other than the unit.


the gross tonnage of the unit as stated in the Certificate of Registry or other official document relating to the registration of the unit, or as agreed by the managers.

Underwater vehicles

 includes but is not limited to submarines, mini submarines, remotely operated vehicles, untethered underwater vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, seaploughs, scarabs, diving bells, and similar equipment.

The unit

(1)  a mobile offshore production unit which has been entered in the club for insurance, including the risers, flowlines and umbilicals (provided such risers, flowlines and umbilicals are not separated from the unit by any wellhead or well control equipment), floating hoses, buoyancy f loats or tanks and mooring systems, or any other description of mobile offshore production unit noted in the certificate of entry, but always excluding any wellhead, well control equipment, downhole equipment, or any part thereof whether or not on board or connected to the mobile offshore production unit; or

(2) a mobile offshore drilling unit which has been entered in the club for insurance but always excluding any wellhead, well control equipment, downhole equipment, or any part thereof and any property below the drill floor or rotary table, except that for pollution liabilities under rule 3.6 the definition of a mobile offshore drilling unit is extended to include the drill string and marine riser or any part thereof owned or leased by the member provided that there shall be no recovery for liabilities in respect of:

a) blow-out and control of well excluded under rule 5.11

b) discharge or escape of any substance below the unit side of the point of connection with any blow-out preventer or blow-out preventer stack or other similar equipment.

Unit risk review

a survey or inspection of an applicant’s or member’s unit relating to that unit’s structure, machinery, equipment, crewing, navigation, condition, operation, management or any other matter which, in the opinion of the managers, requires investigation.

Unlawful, prohibited or sanctionable

unlawful, prohibited or sanctionable under United Nations resolutions or the trade or economic sanctions, laws or regulations of the European Union, United Kingdom, United States of America, the place of incorporation or domicile of the member or the unit’s flag state.


money, negotiable securities, gold, silverware, jewellery, ornaments or works of art.


includes wellheads and well control equipment.


any wellhead, Christmas Tree, template, flowbase, manifold, or any other wellhead structure, wherever situated.

Well control equipment

any blow-out preventer, blow-out preventer stack, diverter, control device, subsurface isolation valve or any other equipment used for control of well, wherever situated. 

Wilful misconduct

an act intentionally done or a deliberate omission by an insured party with knowledge that the performance or omission will probably result in injury or loss, or an act done or omitted in such a way as to allow an inference of a reckless disregard for the probable consequences. References to the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender. References to singular numbers shall include plural numbers and vice versa. References to persons shall include corporations. References to rule numbers shall include any sub-paragraphs of that rule. Headings and sub-headings are for reference only and do not affect the construction of any rule.

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