This additional cover relates to liabilities in respect of members of the crew who have been stationed on board a new building or ship being purchased by the insured.
Cover for crew during ship familiarisation or handover
Typically, the crew are on board the ship for familiarisation or hand-over of the vessel. The cover also extends to cases where a person, who is not a member of the crew, has been stationed on the insured ship which is undergoing refit or drydocking.
The cover is up to a specific sub-limit and deductible to be agreed in each case.
Up to USD 500 Million
We can provide a limit of liability up to USD 500 million for P&I cover.
The deductible and policy terms are structured to suit the charterer’s individual needs.
- Cable or pipe laying
- Professional oil spill response
Our claims team has significant experience of handling claims and casualties with a particular focus on small ships. Given the wide variety of tonnage on risk, we have dealt with claims involving fires, wreck removal, groundings, personal injury, pollution, collisions with other ships and also shore properties. Depending on the facts of the case a different approach may be required and we aim to be flexible and proactive in trying to resolve matters early on whilst protecting the interests of the insured and Aurora at all times.
Aurora has a global network of P&I correspondents that can assist in dealing with any claim or casualty. We have access to surveyors and maritime experts and professionals, who can be called upon when required depending on the nature of the matter. For example, it may be necessary to instruct a specialist expert to deal with the alleged contamination of a particular cargo on board the insured ship. With our comprehensive network of experts and suppliers we are able to find someone who is the most suitable for the task at hand. In a casualty situation, time is often of the essence. By having the right people with the necessary skills involved early on, we can proactively manage the case thereby minimising the claims exposure for the insured and underwriters.