Welcome to this special edition of The Wire
ITIC has been providing Professional Indemnity insurance to the Australian market for over 20 years, with ITIC policies now being fronted via our sister company the TT Club who are an A-rated licensed Australian underwriter. Australia is ITIC's third largest market, in terms of number of Members, with over 110 Members.
Robert Sniffen - Senior Account Executive
Robert is the Underwriter for Australia and has been working in the Australian professional indemnity insurance market for over four years. He joined ITIC in February 2001 and has over 12 years experience working within the insurance market. Robert is a Senior Account Executive and is responsible for ITIC's naval architecture membership.
Tom Irving - Account Executive
Tom joined ITIC as an Account Executive in 2011 having spent three years in Thomas Miller's Sydney office. He is a New Zealand and Australian qualified lawyer. During his time in Sydney, Tom handled a wide range of property and liability claims for the TT Club's Australasian members. He is now the Claims Handler for Australia and is responsible for the marine claims professionals sector of the membership.
Thomas Miller Sydney - Meet the Team
Thomas Miller Sydney was Thomas Miller's first office outside London and was opened in 1976. It provides commercial correspondency services for the UK P & I Club in Australia and manages TT Club's business for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. It has been involved with ITIC since 1995 during which time it has assisted in claims on behalf of ship agents, marine surveyors, shipbrokers and naval architects. It is active in supporting ITIC business in Australia through industry bodies, in particular SAL (Shipping Australia).
Naval Architect left with the bill
A naval architect entered into an agreement in 2007 to design a jetboat. The company that built the boat did not have any insurance, although the naval architect was not aware of this fact at the time.
Trouble with tugs
A naval architect's client commissioned the design of a tug but did not immediately build it. Two years later, the client contacted the naval architect and asked him to update the specification. Four tugs were ordered. The...
Damage to harps
Marine surveyors based in the Far East were instructed by the insurers of a cargo of HRSG harps (which are metal tube modules used in power generation) to conduct a pre-shipment inspection and to advise on loading and stowage....
A surveyor was contracted to carry out a debris clearance survey, including a bathymetric sounding. This report was carried out and issued, but unfortunately, the depths on the report were not correct. The site was actually...