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Legal Cover

Members of The Nautical Institute enjoy defence costs insurance cover to assist them with the legal consequences of being investigated, charged, arrested or detained in casualty situations, until or unless actual criminality is established or proven, and subject to the terms and conditions of the cover.*

  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.

*This cover does not extend to student or retired members


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