Key features

  • Professional indemnity insurance, general liability and employers’ liability cover in line with BIMCO GUARDCON requirements
  • Directors’ and officers’ insurance (D&O) and personal accident insurance for employees or contractors

  • Additional cover to suit your operation including kidnap insurance


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International protection in troubled waters

Maritime security became headline news following the epidemic of Somalia piracy back in 2008, which led to the shipping industry engaging specialist armed security personnel (PMSCs) to deter attacks and prevent vessels being hijacked.

As more ships benefited from protection, Somali piracy began to drop at the end of 2011 and has reached manageable levels by 2014.

Many PMSCs are still operating off East Africa, whereas others now concentrate in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, which is becoming the latest serious piracy hotspot.

Bellwood Prestbury has many years of experience providing support and placing maritime security insurance.

Maritime insurance for challenging situations

We have a great deal of experience in organising specialist maritime security cover for private maritime security companies (PMSCs) operating in high-risk areas. Recent assignments have included pirate insurance to cover armed security guards protecting vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Guinea Bespoke maritime insurance policies to meet your exact requirements Bellwood Prestbury is a Lloyd’s Coverholder, which enables us to write bespoke policies that are compliant with BIMCO insurance requirements, even in high-risk areas.

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News

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Case Studies

Maritime Security Insurance

Maritime Security Insurance

With the very real threat of an attack from pirates, more and more shipping companies passing through...

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Country Guides

Somalia

Maritime security operatives working on ships off the Somalia coast should consider specialist maritime insurance.

Nigeria

Increasing pirate activity in the Niger delta makes maritime security insurance relevant here.

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