Press Article: Club correspondents on the front line as P&I sector steers way through pandemic
News & Insights 21 May 2020
Correspondent networks have been essential to the ability of P&I clubs to maintain service levels despite the restrictions imposed on the maritime industry as a result of the pandemic
There have been various ways in which Covid-19 has affected the maritime industry, one of the most significant being the international travel bans that have been put in place by governments across the world.
The inability to send crew replacements, surveyors and other casualty responders from international locations presents difficulties for marine risk managers and insurance providers. Fortunately, protection and indemnity (P&I) clubs that are part of the International Group of P&I Clubs – which provides P&I liability cover for 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage – have long recognised the need to maintain competent representatives in almost all ports worldwide. This person is often referred to as the “club correspondent”.
Thanks to this network, International Group clubs continue to support their members by providing on-the-ground assistance and a physical presence to assist with any marine incident or casualty that may arise.
Becky Hamra, Regional Claims Director, discusses this further with Insurance Day. The full article is available on the right (page 6) and on the Insurance Day website here.