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Legal Cover

All members of The Nautical Institute enjoy legal defence insurance cover - to protect them against the threat of criminalisation.  

  Legal Defence Cover - Insurance Schedule

General Terms and Conditions 


As soon after the incident has occurred and investigation has begun, contact Mr Philip Wake FNI, Chief Executive, at The Nautical Institute on +44 (0)20 7928 1351 or by email

If Mr Wake, or other staff at NI HQ are not available, please contact Mr Philip Purdie AFNI, Director of Harbour Insurance Brokers Ltd 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.


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