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

Marine Trades -

Key coverages include:

  • General liability
  • Marina operators liability
  • Products liability
  • Boat repairers liability
  • Pollution liability
  • Personal and advertising injury liability
  • P&I cover
  • Buildings and contents
  • Lifting equipment
  • Marina installations
  • Vessels under construction
  • Business interruption
  • Vessels
  • Goods in transit

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
Andrew.Carter@markel.com

Louise Foley

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability
Louise.Foley@markel.com

Simon Engelen

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability
Simon.Engelen@markel.com

Chris Curran

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability
Chris.Curran@galleon.uk.com

James Munn

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability
James.Munn@markel.com

Holley Higgins

Senior Underwriter – Marine Liability
Holley.PizzeyHiggins@markel.com

James Hunt

Underwriter – Marine Liability
James.Hunt@markel.com

Abigail Piper

Underwriter – Marine Liability
Abigail.Piper@markel.com

Ali Welchman

Underwriter – Marine Liability
Ali.Welchman@markel.com

Thomas Batterbury

Underwriter – Marine Liability
Thomas.Batterbury@markel.com

Kathryn Grahame

Assistant Underwriter – Marine Liability
Kathryn.Grahame@markel.com

Joshua Melville

Assistant Underwriter – Marine Liability
Joshua.Melville@markel.com

Benjamin Horspole

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability
Benjamin.Horspole@markel.com

Abigail Crawley

Underwriting Assistant – Marine Liability
Abigail.Crawley@markel.com
Singapore

Colin Fordham

Senior Underwriter & Director – Marine, Asia
Colin.Fordham@markel.com

Wanshi Lin

Underwriter – Marine Liability
Wanshi.Lin@markel.com
China

Qianhai Hu

Underwriting Director – China
Qianhai.Hu@markel.com
Hong Kong

Danielle Yu

Underwriter – Marine Liability
Danielle.Yu@markel.com
India

Anirudh Singh

Chief Underwriting Officer – India
Anirudh.Singh@markel.com

Deepika Mathur

Managing Director – India
Deepika.Mathur@markel.com
United Arab Emirates
    

Chris Fenn

Divisional Managing Director, Marine
Chris.Fenn@markel.com

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