ITIC is the leading provider of professional indemnity insurance to ship managers, insuring more than 150 companies worldwide.  The team at ITIC has a complete understanding of the risks, combined with a high degree of claims experience. 

ITIC experience

  • ITIC’s managing director, Stuart Munro, has been involved with the drafting of the BIMCO Shipman 98 and BIMCO Shipman 2009.
  • ITIC works closely with InterManager.

In view of the number of ship managers ITIC insures, there is a wealth of experience in the handling, management and payment of ship management claims. 

No other insurer rivals the knowledge and assistance ITIC provides to ship managers.

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Claims examples

  • Failure to maintain ship – one of the largest claims paid by ITIC was as a result of a delay to the repair of a ship.
  • Appointing unqualified crew - if the crew are not certified to perform the jobs for which they are hired, the owner will be in breach of the terms of his insurances and the ship manager will be liable.
  • Failure to arrange insurance – ITIC has seen reports of claims against ship managers where banks or ship owners have sued them for negligence in failing to arrange adequate insurance.
  • Error in fixing ship – for example a ship with a Cyprus flag being fixed to discharge in Turkey.

Mistakes happen, and ITIC has usually seen them before.

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Fact Sheet

Any ship manager will face day-to-day exposure to risk, but will be able to rely on ITIC to help reduce any potential hazards.

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Protecting the ship manager: ITIC discusses current claims trends and provides loss prevention advice webinar

ITIC has provided insurance to ship managers for over 30 years and currently insures over 300 companies offering ship management services globally. As such, the team at ITIC has a deep understanding of both the risks faced by ship managers and the delicate balance of the commercial relationship with their clients. During this half an hour webinar, hosted in association with InterManager, speakers Charlotte Kirk and Robert Hodge, provide their insight on the types of claims faced and to how to avoid or minimise such liabilities. Topics included: increased owner costs arising from COVID-19, virtual robbery – business email and invoice fraud and claims against the manager when ships are returned to the owner.

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