Marine Hull and Machinery

Covers loss or damage to the hull of a ship and its tackle, passenger fittings, equipment, stores, boats, and ordinance.

The following documentary evidence is required in order to process a claim:

  1. Contact person and telephone number
  2. Date and time of loss
  3. Cause of loss
  4. Loss estimate
  5. Obtain/secure full and detailed statements from eye witnesses on the circumstances of the accident.
  6. In the event damage caused by another vessel, obtain the following:

a. Full information on the offending vessel i.e. name and port of registration, owners and addresses, details of any Marine Protection & Indemnity policies.

b. Statements of full liability in negligence by the captain of the vessel and undertaking by him and/or the local agents on behalf of the vessel to settle full cost of repairs.

c. In the event that the captain or local agents fail/refuse to give admission of liability and undertake payment for cost of repairs where such repairs appear not to be significant, advise Harbour Master and Immigration Office so that efforts can be made to prevent the vessel from sailing until favourable arrangements are made for settling cost of repairs.

d. Where the damage appears to be substantial, advise Legal Department or external legal counsel immediately so that legal action can be taken to obtain the arrest and detention of the vessel.

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