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Standard Club and North are becoming NorthStandard on 20 February 2023. For more information on NorthStandard visit our info page. If you would like more information regarding the changes for Standard Club members and clients click here.

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

The rules:

The Strike & Delay 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 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 ship 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 7.9 including any endorsement thereto.


Any item that is illegal to carry, such as drugs, arms, munitions, alcohol, tobacco or precious metal.

Covered risk:

Risk covered under the member’s certificate of entry or endorsement.


The day of any occurrence means the day as computed according to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Delay in relation to a ship includes complete or partial suspension of its commercial operations.

Employment contract:

The voyage or time charterparty, booking note, contract of affreightment or other contract under which the entered ship is employed or which the entered ship is performing at the time of any delay or part thereof.

Entered Ship:

A ship which has been entered for any of the risks enumerated herein and accepted in the Association in the manner hereinafter provided.

Insured Party:

The member and any joint entrant in respect of an entry.

Insured Risk:

Risk insured under the member’s certificate of entry or endorsement.


The various systems necessary for the propulsion and operation of a ship, including engines, generators, turbines, electrical machinery, propeller, shafts and boilers.


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. 


Midnight GMT.


Calendar month.

Named Storm:

A storm named by an appropiated meteorological authority.


Noon GMT.

Order to Proceed:

Order to proceed to or by way of the location where the delay is suffered or the assumption by the member of a contractual obligation to proceed to or by way of that location.

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 and any other premium which may be due from a member.


Any ship, boat, hydrofoil, hovercraft or any other description of vessel, whether completed or under construction, (including a lighter, barge or similar vessel howsoever propelled but excluding a fixed platform, a fixed rig and a wing-in-ground craft) used or intended to be used for any purpose whatsoever in navigation or otherwise on, under, over or in water or any part of such ship, or any proportion of the tonnage thereof or any share therein.


Strike, slow-down, work stoppage and any other form of partial or total restraint of labour.

The Ship:

A ship which has been entered in the club for insurance.

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 ship’s flag state.

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.


Any reference to ‘writing’ shall include any communication effected by post, cable, telegram, fax or any comparable means including email. 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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