Standard Club launches its new safety at sea initiative

As part of the Standard Club’s continuing commitment to safety at sea, its Loss Prevention team has produced a number of ‘Master’s Guides’ that give best practice advice on key areas of vessel operations to avert avoidable claims and prevent accidents, casualties and incidents at sea. These guides were created using the professional knowledge and insight of members of the Loss Prevention team who have served at sea. The aim of the guides is to provide advice which will serve to eliminate claims deriving from common errors / mistakes, made during routine operations.

The latest in the series, Master’s Guide to Container Securing looks at container securing systems, the causes of lashing failure and offers advice on how losses can be minimised.  The guide has recently been updated to include the latest advice on applying extra lashings, design roll angle and the container securing arrangement, periodic checks of lashings, and avoidance of overtightening lashings.

Following the release of the Master’s Guide to Container Securing, The Standard Club will be hosting a live Q&A webinar at 9am on Wednesday 20th January 2021.  Further information is available at  and you can register for the seminar at:

Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, The Standard Club said: “Today’s ships are safer than ever and yet we continue to see accidents every year. Our guides have been designed to provide insight and best practice advice to ship owners and crews to help minimise incidents at sea.”