John Dolan, deputy director of loss prevention at the Standard Club, is helping protection and indemnity insurers to reduce the mounting cost of pilot-related claims.

Dolan heads the International Group of P&I Clubs’ working group on pilot safety, which has become a key focus after a review revealed that such incidents have cost P&I insurers $1.8bn over 20 years.

The issue has been cast into the spotlight by the grounding of the 20,388-teu Ever Given (built 2018) in the Suez Canal.