Our marine and energy liability team offers a range of traditional marine liability cover as well as ports and terminals, marine trades, and energy offshore and onshore coverages. We also have marine professional and logistic specialists on our galleon team. Markel International is a recognised leader in all of the marine and energy liability sub-classes and writes business on a worldwide basis (excluding sanctioned territories) with a particular focus on the U.S., U.K., and Asia. The underwriting team is supported by our experienced, in-house claims team.

Liability coverage options

We can offer cover on Company or Lloyd's paper

Maximum line size:

  • Energy, marine, P&I: $60m
  • Galleon: $30m
  • Ports and terminals: $60m liability and $25m property
  • Marine trades: $15m liability and $10m property
  • U.K. marine: £30m liability and £15m property

We write business on a primary and excess basis

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Marine Liability -

Key coverages include:

  • Marine general liability
  • Marine umbrella
  • Charterers
  • Offshore construction
  • Ship repairers
  • Pollution
  • Professional indemnity
  • Logistics
  • Maritime Employers' liability
  • Salvors
  • Social responsibility

Energy Liability -

Key coverages include:

  • Upstream on and offshore exploration and production
  • Packages or standalone
  • Renewables

P&I -

Key coverages include:

  • Brown water vessel operations
  • Inland / coastal trading
  • Primary, excess or quota share
  • Standalone or packaged with hull
  • P&I club, fixed P&I facilities

Ports and terminals -

Key coverages include:

  • Third-party liability
  • Property and handling equipment
  • Business interruption
  • Port craft

U.K. marine -

Key coverages include:

  • Property and equipment
    • Buildings and contents
    • All risks
    • Lifting equipment
    • Marina installations
    • Goods in transit
  • Business interruption for loss of profit, revenue, or rent
  • Hull and machinery for vessels
    • used, operated, constructed or sold
  • Legal and contractual liability
  • Removal of wreck
  • Employers' liability
  • Terrorism

Galleon -

Key coverages include:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Cargo liability
  • Warehousemans' liability
  • Third-party property damage and bodily injury
  • Loss of documents
  • Libel and slander
  • Breach of authority
  • Contribution to general average
  • Fines and duties

Contact our experts

United Kingdom

Andrew Carter

Senior Underwriter & Head of Liability

Louise Foley

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability

Simon Engelen

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability

Chris Curran

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability

James Munn

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability

Holley Higgins

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability

James Hunt

Underwriter – Marine Liability

Abigail Piper

Underwriter – Marine Liability

Ali Welchman

Assistant Underwriter – Marine Liability

Thomas Batterbury

Assistant Underwriter – Marine Liability

Kathryn Grahame

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability

Joshua Melville

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability

Benjamin Horspole

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability

Abigail Crawley

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability

Colin Fordham

Senior Underwriter & Director – Marine, Asia

Wanshi Lin

Underwriter – Marine Liability

Qianhai Hu

Underwriting Director – China
Hong Kong

Danielle Yu

Underwriter – Marine Liability

Anirudh Singh

Chief Underwriting Officer – India

Deepika Mathur

Managing Director – India
United Arab Emirates

Amer Ibrahim

Underwriter – Marine

Chris Fenn

Divisional Managing Director, Marine

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