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Legal Cover

Members of The Nautical Institute enjoy legal defence costs insurance cover to protect them from the legal consequences of being investigated, charged, arrested or detained in casualty situations.*

  Legal Defence Cover - Insurance Schedule 2018-19


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.

*This cover is subject to the terms and conditions of the insurance schedule shown above and does not apply where alternative cover exists. Cover does not extend to student or retired members.

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