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Know The Difference: P&I vs. Vessel Pollution Coverage

Posted: May 22, 2018 8:54:00 AM

Hull. Machinery. Marine cargo. P&I. Vessel pollution coverage. These are just a few in the long list of vessel insurance options out there, and it can be hard to know what you need and why you need it. Let’s walk through a basic overview of two types of vessel insurance and why they’re important. […]


Important Oil Spill Statistics

Posted: May 15, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Oil spills are arguably the marine industry’s biggest concern. While the number of accidents is declining, the need to continually improve technology and spill response efforts will always be a priority in order to limit the damage to the environment, human life, and commercial activities. […]


What Are Blue Cards?

Posted: May 9, 2018 8:51:00 AM

How does a shipowner prove that they have all the mandatory insurance policies in place? With a Blue Card - the “stamp of approval” marine insurers provide to shipowners. […]


Drones: How They Can Help Oil Spill Response Teams

Posted: May 1, 2018 9:12:39 AM

Robots are flying through our skies. Aerial footage captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — colloquially known as drones —  of picturesque landscapes or huge festival crowds has racked up views on YouTube for years. But these small flying machines are being called to duty for much more important jobs than filming unique birds-eye views. […]


What Is OPA 1990?

Posted: Apr 17, 2018 8:59:00 AM

On March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef while traversing through Prince William Sound and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the surrounding Alaskan waters. To date, this is one of the most catastrophic oil spills in human history, but it did lead to some impactful legal reform. […]


Celebrating 5 Years

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 9:09:03 AM

Since the company’s inception in 2013, the team at Safe Harbor has worked diligently to provide best-in-class coverage, offer extensive industry experience, and give personalized service to our customers. Safe Harbor was designed to not only be an insurance provider, but to be a partner and innovator in the space that would continue changing the way... […]


What Is A Vessel Response Plan and What To Do In The Event Of a Spill

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Oil spills are rare, but when they do occur, they’re devastating. Although those who make their livelihood at sea hope to never have to experience an oil spill, and work to prevent them at all costs, everyone needs to understand their responsibilities should the worst case scenario occur. One thing you need to ensure your crew is prepared for any... […]


What Is A COFR?

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 10:04:00 AM

Oil spills can cause disastrous long term effects on the environment. For that reason, the United States federal government has imposed numerous regulations on the shipping industry in hopes to protect the environment, and to ensure the responsible party has the resources to pay for any damages. US pollution regulations have historically been defined by... […]


Partner Spotlight: Forefront Emergency Management

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 10:07:00 AM



10 Things To Look For In a Vessel Pollution Carrier

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:39:00 AM

When the stakes are this high, you want to be confident that you’ve chosen the best vessel pollution insurance for your own protection and peace of mind. Here are 10 things to help you determine if your carrier can handle your business, and any incident, with efficiency and expertise. […]


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