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Legal Cover

Members of The Nautical Institute enjoy legal defence insurance cover - to protect them against the threat of criminalisation in casualty situations*.  

  Legal Defence Cover - Insurance Schedule

  Harbour Insurance Terms & Conditions 2017.pdf


As soon after the incident has occurred and investigation has begun, contact Captain John Lloyd FNI, Chief Executive Officer at The Nautical Institute on +44 (0)20 7928 1351, +44(0)7497 350198 or by email:

If John, or other staff at NIHQ are not available, please contact Mr Philip Purdie AFNI, Director of Harbour Insurance on +44 (0)1444 440033 or by email at 

Seeking advice sooner rather than later is encouraged, but your shipowner’s P&I Club and / or your Trade Union should be the primary sources of support in these situations.

*Not applicable to student or retired members


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