The Swedish Club opens Singapore office
The Swedish Club is delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Singapore. Following 150 years in business and more than 50 years of international development, this move acknowledges the importance of the growing markets in Asia and the Club’s commitment to serving its members locally.
A full-service office, Team Singapore is responsible for members in Singapore and other markets in Asia, including India, Japan, and Thailand.
Brian Png, Team Manager for the Singapore office, says: “Singapore is widely recognized as one of the most important maritime hubs in the world, and the opening of this new office is an important step for The Swedish Club. It will complement Team Hong Kong and enable us jointly to fully capitalize on our all-in-one offering and secure and further enhance our position in Asia, strengthening the brand with enhanced underwriting, claims, and loss prevention services.
“The Swedish Club has earned a reputation for the level of service it offers members and the quality and speed of its claims response.
Our membership in Singapore has grown significantly over the past years, and a base in Singapore means that we are more accessible to our members, prospects, and business partners and are able to offer support face to face.
“Importantly, being part of this unique shipping community offers the Club many opportunities for further expansion in this vibrant region.”
The Swedish Club opened its first office outside Sweden in 1980 in Piraeus, and it’s second in Hong Kong in 1982. Since then, it has opened offices in Oslo and London.
MSS Case August: Pilot ladder in poor condition
On the other hand, it was a winter morning with calm winds and no swell. The vessel had departed port and was preparing for the pilot to disembark. The Chief Officer had told the bosun to prepare the ladder on the port side.
The vessel had discharged all its cargo and was in ballast condition proceeding to the next port for loading. As the vessel had no cargo onboard the freeboard was about 7 meters.
When the bosun had secured the pilot ladder he called the Chief Officer on the radio and told him all was ready for the pilot.
A couple of days before, the safety Officer had done the monthly inspection of the safety equipment and had reported that the pilot ladder was in good, clean condition. The ladder had a four-year-old certificate of conformity that was still valid.
Each month the Club’s Loss Prevention team issues a new safety scenario to assist members in their efforts to comply with international safety regulations and follow best practices.
About: The Swedish Club
The Swedish Club was founded by shipowners in 1872 and is today a leading and diversified mutual marine insurance company owned and controlled by its members. The Club writes Protection & Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage & Defence, Hull & Machinery, Hull Interests, Loss of Hire, War Risks, and any additional insurances required by shipowners or charterers.
It also writes Hull & Machinery, War risks, and Loss of Hire for Mobile Offshore Units and FPSOs. Its head office is in Gothenburg, Sweden, with branch offices in Piraeus, Oslo, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.