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Catastrophe codes

Codes can be allocated to a single loss occurring on a specified date or to a single loss incurred over a number of days.

In these instances, the code is allocated based upon the year the accident occurred, followed by an alphabet suffix. A loss attributable to a common cause which occurs over a period of time and is not date specific is assigned a code which may be prefixed by * or !.

The codes are not intended to bind underwriters or their reinsurers, but are merely to assist underwriters in identifying the various interests involved.


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Catastrophe codes issued in 2021:

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date
21A US Winter Storm commencing 12 February 2021 and ongoing    12 February 2021 and ongoing
21AA

US Winter Storm affecting Texas commencing 12 February 2021 and ongoing

12 February 2021 and ongoing
21B New South Wales flooding commencing 18 March 2021 and ongoing   18 March 2021 and ongoing 
21C European flooding commencing 12th July 2021 and ongoing  12th July 2021 and ongoing
21D Civil Unrest in South Africa,  commencing 8 July 2021 and ongoing  8 July 2021 and ongoing
21E Tropical Storm Henri commencing 20th August 2021  20th August 2021
21F Hurricane Ida commencing 27th August 2021 and ongoing  27th August 2021 and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in 2020:

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date
20A Australian wildfires commencing 1 August and ongoing    1 August 2019 and ongoing
20AA

New South Wales wildfires commencing 1 August 2019 and ongoing

1 August 2019 and ongoing 
20AB Victoria wildfires commencing 21 November 2019 and ongoing 21 November 2019 and ongoing 
20AC

Western Australia wildfires commencing 13 November 2019 

13 November 2019 and ongoing
20B Australian hailstorm commencing 19 January 2020  19 January 2020
20BA Australian hailstorm affecting New South Wales commencing 19 January 2020 19 January 2020
20BB  Australian hailstorm affecting Victoria commencing 19 January 2020 19 January 2020  
20C Storm Ciara commencing 5th February 2020 and ongoing 5th February and ongoing
20D Storm Dennis commencing 15 February 2020 and ongoing 15th February and ongoing
20E Tornadoes affecting Tennessee, United States,  between March 2 and March 3 2020 March 2nd and March 3rd 2020
20F Severe weather occurring on 12 and 13 April 2020 in the State of South Carolina April 12th and April 13th 2020
20G Tornadoes affecting Tennessee, United States, between April 12 and April 13 2020

April 12th and April 13th 2020

20H Hailstorm affecting Calgary, Alberta, June 13 2020 13 June 2020
20J Storm Hanna commencing 25th July and ongoing 25 July and ongoing
20K Explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon, August 4th 2020 August 4th 2020
20L Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LA Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting the Bahamas and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LB Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting Florida and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LC Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting South Carolina and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LD Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting North Carolina and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LE Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting Virginia and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LF Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting Delaware and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LG Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting New Jersey and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20LH Hurricane Isaias commencing 31st July affecting New York State and ongoing 31st July and ongoing
20M Hurricane Laura commencing 23 August and ongoing 23 August and ongoing 
20MA Hurricane Laura commencing 23 August affecting Louisiana and ongoing 23 August and ongoing
20MB Hurricane Laura commencing 23 August affecting Texas and ongoing 23 August and ongoing
20N California Wildfires commencing 1 July 2020 onwards 23 August and ongoing
20P Derecho severe weather situation affecting the US mid-west including Iowa, Illinois and other States from August 10th 2020 10th August and ongoing
20Q Hurricane Sally commencing 14th September and ongoing 14th September and ongoing
20R   Hurricane Delta commencing 5th October 2020 and ongoing 5th October and ongoing
20S Hurricane Zeta commencing 24 October 2020 and ongoing 24th October and ongoing
20T Hurricane Eta commencing 3 November 2020 and ongoing 3rd November 2020 and ongoing 
20U Oregon Wildfires commencing 5 August 2020 and ongoing 5th August 2020 and ongoing
20V Hurricane Iota commencing 15th November and ongoing 15th November and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in 2019:

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastropheDate
19A                     Brumadinho dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 29 January 2019                                                 29 January 2019 and ongoing
19B

Ridgecrest Earthquakes, encompassing a series of earthquakes, emanating in the vicinity of Ridgecrest, California, between 4 and 6 July 2019 

Between 4 and 6 July 2019 
19CStorm Barry beginning 10 July and ongoing10 July and ongoing
19DStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting the Caribbean/Bahamas and ongoing.26 August and ongoing
19DBStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting the Bahamas and ongoing
26 August and ongoing
19DCStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting Canada and ongoing26 August and ongoing
19DEStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting the Eastern Caribbean including Barbados, USVI and Puerto Rico and ongoing26 August and ongoing
19DFStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting Florida and ongoing26 August and ongoing
19DSStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting South Carolina and ongoing26 August and ongoing
19DNStorm Dorian commencing 26 August affecting North Carolina and ongoing26 August and ongoing
19ETyphoon Faxai commencing 6 September 20196 September and ongoing
19FTyphoon Hagibis commencing 10 October 2019 and ongoing10 October and ongoing
19GCalifornian Wildfires 2019 (Generic Code for wildfires without a specific Code) from January 2019 onwards

1 January and ongoing

19GKKincade Wildfire, commencing 23rd October and ongoing

23rd October and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in 2018:

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastrophe Date 
18AWinter storm affecting the United States Eastern Seaboard and parts of Canada, commencing 3 January 20183 January 2018 and ongoing
18BVolcanic eruption affecting Hawaii, commencing 3 May 2018 and ongoing3 May 2018 and ongoing
18CCarr Wildfire, Redding, and affecting Shasta County and Trinity County, California, commencing 23 July 2018
23 July 2018 and ongoing
18DRanch Fire (Mendocino Complex) affecting Colusa County, Lake County and Mendocino County, commencing 27 July onwards27 July 2018 and ongoing
18EHurricane Lane, 22 August 2018 and ongoing, affecting Hawaii22 August 2018 and ongoing
18FHurricane Florence beginning 4 September and ongoing4 September and ongoing
18FNHurricane Florence beginning 4 September and ongoing, affecting North Carolina4 September and ongoing
18FSHurricane Florence beginning 4 September and ongoing, affecting South Carolina4 September and ongoing
18GTyphoon Jebi commencing 29 August29 August and ongoing
18HTyphoon Mangkhut commencing 9 September9 September and ongoing
18JHurricane Michael originating 6 October and ongoing6 October and ongoing
18KCamp Wildfire, California, commencing 8 November and ongoing8 November and ongoing
18LWoolsey Wildfire, California, commencing 8 November and ongoing8 November and ongoing
18MLosses arising from the Lurssen Shipyard fire damaging superyacht Sassi, on 14 September 201814 September 2018

Catastrophe codes issued in 2017:

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date 
17AChile wildfires which began in the Valparaiso hillsides, 2 January 20172 January 2017
17BTornadoes in South-Eastern United States, 7 February 20177 February 2017
17CPeruvian floods, beginning 13 March 2017 and ongoing13 March 2017 and ongoing
17DTropical Cyclone Debbie from 27-28 March 2017. Debbie was downgraded to tropical low late on 28 March 2017 and the weather system continued to spread from QLD into NSW.27-28 March 2017
17ETyphoon Hato, 20 August 2017 and ongoing, affecting Hong Kong, Macau and South China20 August 2017 and ongoing
17FHurricane Harvey, 24 August 2017 and ongoing, affecting Texas24 August 2017 and ongoing
17FLTropical Storm Harvey, 30 August 2017 and ongoing, affecting Louisiana30 August 2017 and ongoing
17GCHurricane Irma, 1 September to 10 September 2017, affecting Caribbean and non-US mainland1-10 September 2017
17GHurricane Irma, 10 September 2017 and ongoing, affecting Florida10 September 2017 and ongoing
17GAStorm Irma, 11 September 2017 and ongoing, affecting Alabama11 September 2017 and ongoing
17GGStorm Irma, 11 September 2017 and ongoing, affecting Georgia11 September 2017 and ongoing
17GSStorm Irma, 11 September 2017 and ongoing, affecting South Carolina11 September 2017 and ongoing
17HHurricane Maria, 17 September 2017 and ongoing, affecting Caribbean17 September 2017 and ongoing
17JMexico Earthquake, 19 September - central Mexico, Mexico City, states of Puebla and Morelos and surrounding areas19 September 2017
17KHurricane Nate, 5 October 2017 onwards and ongoing, affecting non-US and US mainland5 October 2017 and ongoing
17KLHurricane Nate, 7 October 2017 onwards and ongoing, affecting Louisiana7 October 2017 and ongoing
17KMHurricane Nate, 7 October 2017 onwards and ongoing, affecting Mississippi7 October 2017 and ongoing
17LNorthern California wildfires commencing 8 October 2017 onwards8 October 2017 and ongoing
17LAAtlas Fire - Lake Berryessa and affecting Napa County commencing 8 October 2017 onwards8 October 2017 and ongoing
17LTTubbs Fire - Calistoga and affecting Santa Rosa region commencing 8 October 2017 onwards8 October 2017 and ongoing
17MMexico Earthquake, 8 September 20178 September 2017
17NThomas wildfire, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, 4 December 2017 and ongoing4 December 2017 and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2016.

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastropheDate
16ABrussels explosions 22 March 201622 March 2016
16BJapan, Kumamoto Earthquake 14-16 April 201614-16 April 2016
16CEcuador Earthquake 16 April 201616 April 2016
16DWildfire - Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - 1 May 2016 and ongoing1 May 2016 and ongoing
16EFlooding, hail and wind damage to Texas and Florida (possibly other areas) during period 10 April 2016 to 15 April 201610-15 April 2016
16F

Typhoon Nepartak (known in the Philippines as ‘Typhoon Butchoy’) storm developed south of Guam and Fujian, China during period of 03.07.2016 to 10.07.2016

3-10 July 2016
16GLosses arising from flooding in the US state of Louisiana which began 12 August 2016 and remains ongoing (end date to be provided)12 August 2016 and ongoing
16HLosses arising from the 'Blue Cut' wildfire in San Bernadino County, California which began 16 August 2016 and continues to burn (end date to be provided)16 August 2016 and ongoing
16JTropical storm / Hurricane Hermine, from 2 September to 6 September 20162-6 September 2016
16KTyphoon Meranti, also known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ferdie, 8-17 September 20168-17 September 2016
16LHurricane Matthew, from 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016 - for all losses occurring in other states/locations not listed below29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LCHurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Caribbean29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LFHurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Florida29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LGHurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Georgia29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LNHurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in North Carolina29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LSHurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in South Caroline29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16MHurricane Nicole, from 4 October 2016 and ongoing4 October 2016 and ongoing
16NNew Zealand Earthquake (magnitude 7.8), South Island near Hammer Springs, 14 November 201614 November 2016
16P

Gatlinburg wildfire (AKA the Chimney Tops 2 wildfire), Sevier County, Tennessee, from 23 November and ongoing

23 November 2016 and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2015.

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastropheDate
15ALoss of Germanwings Flight 9525 over the French Alps on 24 March 2015.1 April 2015
15BTyphoon Chan-hom (Falcon) affecting China, Taiwan, South and North Korea et al from 30 June 2015 to 15 July 201531 July 2015
15CTyphoon Souledor affecting Saipan, Taiwan, East China et al, 2/3 August 2015 14 August 2015
15D Warehouse explosions in Tianjin, 12 August 2015 28 September 2015
15E South California wildfires - the Butte fire in Calaveras and Amador Counties on 9 September 2015 16 October 2015 
15F The Valley fire in Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties on 12 September 201516 October 2015
15G South Carolina floods, October 2015  16 October 2015 
15HHurricane Patricia, 20 October to 24 October26 October 2015
15IStorm Desmond, formed 3 December 20153 December 2015
15JSouthern India Flooding between November - December 2015November-December 2015
15KSamarco Dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil on 5 November 20155 November 2015
15LStorm Eva, formed 22 December 201522 December 2015
15MStorm Frank, formed 29 December 201529 December 2015

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2014.

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date 
14AMalaysian Airlines, Loss of B777-200ER, 9M-MRI, on 8 March 20148 March 2014
14B    Attacks on Tripoli Airport from 13 July 201413 July 2014
14C    Loss of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine17 July 2014
14DHurricane Odile - 13 to 19 September 201413 - 19 September 2014
14EHurricane Gonzalo, 17 to 18 October 201417 - 18 October 2014
14FBrisbane and South-East Queensland storm, 27 - 28 November 201427 - 28 November 2014
14GLoss of Air Asia QZ8501 over the Java Sea, 28 December 201428 December 2014

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2013.

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date 
13A    Cyclone Oswald affecting Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
27 – 29 January 2013 (provisional)
1 February 2013
13BDestruction of Intelstat 27 (IS-27) Satellite following malfunction of launch vehicle1 February 2013
13CNational Air Cargo Boeing 747-400, N949CA, carrying military cargo of five vehicles and two jet engines crashed after take-off from Bagram, Afghanistan, and, along with seven crew, was consumed by the post-crash fire.29 April 2013
13DTornado affecting Oklahoma City and environs20 May 2013 
13ECentral European flooding following heavy rainfall in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, and possibly other areas1 June 2013
13FFlooding following heavy rainfall in Alberta20 June 2013
13GAsiana Airways 777-200ER Registration HL 7742 crash landing at San Francisco International Airport6 July 2013
13HLoss of Mitsui OSK Lines containership ‘MOL Comfort’ in the Indian Ocean en route between Singapore and Saudi Arabia, losses between initial cracking of vessel reported on 17 June 2013, and 10 July 2013 when the second half of the vessel finally sank. 24 July 2013
13JHailstorms in Germany27 - 28 July 2013
13KSK Hynix Semiconductor Loss 4 September 2013 
13L Hurricane Ingrid affecting Gulf of Mexico between 12 and 17 September 2013 12 - 17 September 2013
13M Hurricane Manuel affecting Mexico between 13 and 19 September 2013 13 - 19 September 2013 
13NTyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) affecting Philippines, Eastern Samar, South China Sea, Vietnam etc between 8 November 2013 and 11 November 20138 - 11 November 2013
13PCold weather/freeze affecting USA and Canada starting from 30 December 2013 and including storm on 2 January 2014 and ongoing, including what has been called "Polar vortex storm"30 December 2013 - 2 January 2014
13Q

UK adverse weather from 5 December 2013 including storms, high winds and flooding following storms

5 December 2013 - 15 February 2014

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2012.

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastrophe Date
12ALosses arising from the grounding and partial capsize of 'Costa Concordia' off Isola del Giglio, Italy13 January 2012
12BTornadoes affecting Ohio Valley, including Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio - 2-3 March 20122 March 2012
12EMexican earthquake at Oaxaca, Mexico (16.493 n 98.231)20 March 2012
12CTornadoes affecting Texas and Louisiana3 April 2012
12DTornadoes affecting Central Plains including Oklahoma13-15 April 2012
12FItalian earthquake in Northern Italy (44.920 n 11.330 e)20 May 2012
12GItalian earthquake at Medolla, Italy (44.833 n 11.103 e)29 May 2012
12HTropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac - 22 August 2012 and ongoing22 August 2012
12JHurricane Sandy – Provisionally from 24 October 2012 (Caribbean) and ongoing 24 October 2012

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2011.

Lloyd's codeDescription of catastropheEvent start date 
11ALosses arising from heavy rainfall starting on 12 January 2011, and ensuing flooding continuing through to the present day affecting Victoria, Australia.12 January 2011 
11BCyclone Yasi - 2-3 February 2011, affecting Queensland2 February 2011
11CNew Zealand earthquake affecting Christchurch and surrounding area on 22 February 201122 February 2011 
11DJapanese earthquake and ensuing tsunami, 11 March 201111 March 2011
11DXAt the request of the Lloyd's Market Catastrophe Group 11DX has been established for identifying CBI claims arising from the March 2011 Japanese earthquake. XCS will enter this code when requested by leaders to do so.11 March 2011
11EMaersk Oil & Gas FPSO Gryphon: Major damage following loss of station keeping - 4 February 20114 February 2011
11FTornadoes affecting Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania on 14 - 16 April 201114 April 2011
11GUS Tornadoes, 24 - 28 April 2011, affecting Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee24 April 2011
11HTornadoes affecting the USA between 20 and 27 May 2011, including Joplin, Mo.20 May 2011
11JSlave Lake fire, Alberta, Canada, starting 14 May 2011 and continuing 15 and 16 May 201114 May 2011
11KLoss of Asiana Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400F, registration HI 7604 on 28 July 2011 following a reported in-flight fire28 July 2011
11LLosses arising from civil disturbances in England, 6 August - 10 August 20116 August 2011
11MLosses arising from Hurricane Irene, affecting Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Eastern Seaboard of United States and Canada from 22 August to 29 August 201122 August 2011
11NLosses arising from New Zealand earthquake at Sumner, 13 June 201113 June 2011
11OTexas wildfires from 30 August and continuing through September 2011, including Bastrop County fire30 August 2011
11PP-51D Mustang, registration N79111 crashed into a grandstand at the Reno Air Races, Nevada, USA, killing 11 people and injuring at least 69.16 September 2011
11QCaribbean Airlines B737-800 registration 9Y-PBM ran off the end of the runway over a steep embankment on landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana. The aircraft is a constructive total loss. The 157 passengers survived with a number of injuries.30 July 2011
 11R     Heavy rainfall and ensuing flodding in Thailand from early October 2011, and ongoing 1 October 2011
 11RX At the request of the Lloyd's Market Catastrophe co-ordination group, claims services major casualty / catastrophe code 11RX has been establised for the purposes of identifying CBI claims arising out of the 2011 Thailand flooding.  XCS will enter this Cat Code when requested by leaders to do so.     1 October 2011
11SEgyptair B777-200ER registration SU-GBP suffered a cockpit fire on 29 July 2011 while on the ramp just prior to departure from Cairo Airport. Aircraft has been declared a total constructive loss.29 July 2011
11TMelbourne hailstorms25 December 2011
11UEarthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand23 December 2011
11VFlooding of the Susquehanna River, New York8 September 2011

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2010:

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Event start date
10A Ethiopian Airlines – B737-800, ET-ANB flight number ET409, crashed into the sea of Beirut shortly after take off in bad weather 25 January 2010 25 January 2010
10B US snowstorms and winter weather, affecting Eastern Seaboard, USA 5 February 2010
10C Chilean Earthquake 27 February 2010
10D European storm Xynthia, affecting Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany etc. 27 February 2010
10E Transocean MODU Deepwater Horizon - Explosion and resultant sinking off the coast of Louisiana from 20 April 2010 20 April 2010
10F A330 operated by Afriqiyah Airways, registration 5A-ONG, crashed during landing at Tripoli airport on 12 May 2010. 12 May 2010
10G Aban drilling, loss of Rig off the coast of Venezuela 13 May 2010
10H     Boeing737-800, registration: VT-AXV, Air India Express operating flight IX823 Dubai to Mangalore overshot runway 24 on landing, 22 May 2010 22 May 2010
10J Flooding in Southwest and Southeast Queensland, for damage in the period 1 March to 5 March 2010 1 March 2010
10K Melbourne severe storm event, for damage occurring on 6 March 2010 6 March 2010
 10L     Perth severe weather, for damage occuring on 22 March 2010 22 March 2010
10M Saudi Arabian Airlines Warehouse fire, 10 June 2010, which damaged or destroyed a large proportion (or all) of the insured's aircraft and ground equipment spares stored at the warehouse 10 June 2010
10N Airbus aircraft, registration APBJB, operated by Air Blue, on a flight from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad on landing, 28 July 2010. Weather conditions were adverse with monsoon rain and poor visibility. 146 passengers and 6 crew perished 28 July 2010
10P New Zealand Earthquake, 4 September 2010 4 September 2010
10Q United Parcel Services - Boeing 747, N571UP, crashed at an abandoned military base near Dubai, 3 September 2010. Two pilots fatally injured, no passengers on board. Several buildings were damaged along with their contents and thirty seven military vehicles completetely destroyed. 3 September 2010
10R Qantas Airbus 380-842, registration VH-OQA, suffered an in-flight uncontained failure of the number two engine on climb out from Singapore’s Changi International Airport on 4 November 2010, whilst operating flight QF32 to Sydney, Australia. 4 November 2010
10S Aerocarribbean S.A. ATR 72, registration CU-T1549, crashed 4 November 2010 during a domestic flight in the remote area of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Aircraft was subsequently destroyed by post impact fire. All 7 crew and 61 passengers perished in the incident. 4 November 2010
10T Losses arising from Flooding in Queensland from 26 December 2010 26 Decemeber 2010

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2016.

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Date
16A Brussels explosions 22 March 2016 22 March 2016
16B Japan, Kumamoto Earthquake 14-16 April 2016 14-16 April 2016
16C Ecuador Earthquake 16 April 2016 16 April 2016
16D Wildfire - Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada - 1 May 2016 and ongoing 1 May 2016 and ongoing
16E Flooding, hail and wind damage to Texas and Florida (possibly other areas) during period 10 April 2016 to 15 April 2016 10-15 April 2016
16F

Typhoon Nepartak (known in the Philippines as ‘Typhoon Butchoy’) storm developed south of Guam and Fujian, China during period of 03.07.2016 to 10.07.2016

3-10 July 2016
16G Losses arising from flooding in the US state of Louisiana which began 12 August 2016 and remains ongoing (end date to be provided) 12 August 2016 and ongoing
16H Losses arising from the 'Blue Cut' wildfire in San Bernadino County, California which began 16 August 2016 and continues to burn (end date to be provided) 16 August 2016 and ongoing
16J Tropical storm / Hurricane Hermine, from 2 September to 6 September 2016 2-6 September 2016
16K Typhoon Meranti, also known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ferdie, 8-17 September 2016 8-17 September 2016
16L Hurricane Matthew, from 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016 - for all losses occurring in other states/locations not listed below 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LC Hurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Caribbean 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LF Hurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Florida 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LG Hurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in Georgia 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LN Hurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in North Carolina 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16LS Hurricane Matthew - for losses occurring in South Caroline 29 September 2016 to 10 October 2016
16M Hurricane Nicole, from 4 October 2016 and ongoing 4 October 2016 and ongoing
16N New Zealand Earthquake (magnitude 7.8), South Island near Hammer Springs, 14 November 2016 14 November 2016
16P

Gatlinburg wildfire (AKA the Chimney Tops 2 wildfire), Sevier County, Tennessee, from 23 November and ongoing

23 November 2016 and ongoing

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2008:

Lloyd's code

Description of catastrophe Start date End date

08A

British Airways Boeing 777-236, G-YMMM undershot the runway at London Heathrow Airport during final approach on 17 January 2008. Aircraft extensively damaged rendering it a constructive total loss.

17 January 2007

17 January 2007

08B Explosion at a blast furnace, Dearborn, MI, near Detroit, USA. 5 January 2008 5 January 2008
08C Suspected Pipe Failure and Subsequent Fire at Varanus Island, Western Australia. 3 June 2008 3 June 2008
08D Spanair MD82, EC-HFP (named Sunbreeze) crashed on take off from Barajas Airport, Madrid on 20 August 2008 20 August 2008 20 August 2008
08E Hurricane Gustav 26 August 2008 1 September 2008
08F Hurricane Ike 3 September 2008 14 September 2008
08G Los Angeles fires 14  November 2008 19 November 2008
08J Aeroflot Nord B737-500, registration VP-BKO on 14 September 2008. Aircraft struck the ground 15kms short of Perm Airport, Russia fatally injuring 82 passengers and 6 crew. 14 September 2008 14 September 2008

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2007:

Single Losses

Lloyd's code     Description of catastrophe     Start date End date

07A

Claims arising from damage in the UK and mainland Europe as a result of windstorm Kyrill

18 January 2007

19 January 2007

07B Australian storms and floods 8 June 2007 20 June 2007
07C UK Floods - From 21st June 2007 to 29th June 2007 21 June 2007 29 June 2007
07D Tam Lineas Aeras Airbus A320, PR MBK, crash at Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo on 17 July 2007 17 July 2007 tbc
07E UK Floods - From 20th July 2007 20 July 2007 tbc
07F Hurricane Dean 18 August 2007 23 August 2007
07G     One-Two-Go crash involving MD 82 HS-OMG at Phuket Airport on 16 September 2007 24 September 2007 tbc
07H Kenya Airways - B737-800, 5Y-KYA, crashed shortly after take-off from Douala Airport, Cameroon in torrential rain killing all 114 people on board 5 May 2007 tbc
07J     California Fires - October 2007     29 October 2007 tbc
07K     Ground collision involving EADS/Airbus 340-600 MSN 856 Reg No F-WWCJ, Saint Martin Airbus Site France on 15 November 2007 during engine run-ups 15 November 2007 15 November 2007
07L Pemex/Perforadora central rig slide resulting in damage and possible oil spill due to heavy weather, Mexico 27 October 2007 tbc
07M Atlas Jet/World Focus Airlines total loss of MD83 TC-AKM at Isparta, Turkey 30 November 2007 30 November 2007
07N Fire at the Panasonic Group's Matsushita Battery Industrial (MBI) factory in Osaka, Japan 30 September 2007 tbc

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2006:

Single Losses

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Start date End date
06A
Hyundai Fortune - explosion and fire (Gulf of Aden)
21 March 2006
21 March 2006
06B Tornado damage Missouri and Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas 11 March 2006   13 March 2006
06C Hangar fire at Zaventem Airport, Brussels 5 May 2006  5 May 2006
06D Comair Bombardier CRJ-200, N431CA operating Flight 5191, Lexington, Kenticky to Atlanta, Georgia crashed on take-off from Lexington with 49 immediate fatalities to the 47 passengers and 3 crew on board, on 27 August 2006 27 August
2006   
27 August
2006
06E    Gol Lineas Aereas Boeing 737-800, PR-GTD, operating Flight 1907, Manaus – Brasilia, Brasil destroyed with 155 passenger and crew fatalities following mid-air collision with Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600, N600XL, 30km from Peixoto de Azevedo, Brasil 29 September 2006. 29 September 2006 29 September 2006

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2005:

Single Losses

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Start date End date
05A
UK storm/flood/freeze/losses in NW England, N. Ireland and Scotland
7 January 2005
9 January 2005
05B
Suncor fire, Alberta, Canada
4 January 2005
4 January 2005
05C
Hurricane Dennis
5 July 2005
11 July 2005
05D
Fire damage to BHN complex, offshore India
27 July 2005
27 July 2005
05E
Helios airlines Boeing 737 crash near Athens
14 August 2005
14 August 2005
05F
Air France Airbus over-ran runway at Toronto International Airport
2 August 2005
2 August 2005
05G
Heavy rainfall and floods affecting Maharashtra state and the Mumbai area of India
25 July 2005
25 July 2005
05H
Hurricane Katrina
25 August 2005
30 August 2005
05J West Caribbean Airways Boeing MD82, HK4374X, crashed en route Panama City, Panama-Fort-de-France, Martiniquw at Machiques, Venezuela with 152 passenger and 8 operating and supernumerary crew fatalities 16 August 2005 16 August 2005
05K Western European floods, affecting Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Germany etc. 20 August 2005 27 August 2005
05L Hurricane Rita 20 September 2005 24 September 2005
05M Hurricane Wilma 15 October 2005  26 October 2005
05Q Explosion and ensuing fire at the Hertfordshire oil storage terminal, Buncefield, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. UK 11 December 2005   11 December 2005

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2004:

Single losses

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Start date End date
04A Flash Airlines Boeing 737, SU-ZCF, operating flight FSH604, Sharm-el-Sheikh - Paris, 3 January 2004
3 January 2004
04B Vapour Cloud Explosion at Sonatrach's plant at Skikda, Algeria 19 January 2004 19 January 2004
04C
Hurricane Charley
13 August 2004
14 August 2004
04D
Hurricane Frances
31 August 2004
9 September 2004
04E
Hurricane Ivan
6 September 2004
16 September 2004
04F
Typhoon Songda - Japan
4 September 2004
8 September 2004
04G
Hurricane Jeanne
14 September 2004
29 September 2004
04H Earthquake and Tsunami - Indian Ocean 26 December 2004 26 December 2004

Catastrophe codes issued in calendar year 2003:

Single losses

Lloyd's code Description of catastrophe Start date End date
03A US adverse weather 2 May 2003 11 May 2003
03B Mesa Air Group/Air Midwest Beech 1900D crashed during take-off from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport 8 January 2003
03C Hurricane Fabian - Bermuda 5 September 2003 6 September 2003
03D Typhoon/Super Typhoon Maemi - South Korea and other South Pacific areas 12 September 2003 14 September 2003
03E Hurricane Isabel - USA 18 September 2003 19 September 2003