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How Safe Harbor Protects Non-Vessel Owners

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 9:50:20 AM

Safe Harbor is known for having the largest spill response network in the industry. We’ve also built a reputation for having a speedy and efficient claims process. But many people might not be aware of just how broad our coverage is. We offer the most comprehensive policies in the industry for vessel owners and non-vessel owners. Here’s how we cover the liability of those who don’t own vessels. 

Who We Cover

It’s not just vessel owners who bear the responsibility of oil spills—these incidents typically involve a complex chain of events that can implicate many people. Offering the most protection possible, our non-vessel owner insurance provides coverage for any person or company working on or around a vessel who could become liable in the event of an oil spill. This includes:

  • Stevedores
  • Subtractors
  • Line Handlers
  • Fleeters
  • Dock Owners
  • Crane Operators
  • Artisans
  • Terminals
  • Luggage Handlers
  • Caterers

In short, if there’s a chance that someone on a vessel could cause a spill, we cover them.

What Is Covered

Our non-vessel owner insurance is unique because it provides a comprehensive third-party’s legal liability in the event of a vessel discharge. These policies are similar to our best-in-class, comprehensive coverage for vessel owners. In the event of spills, or threat of spills, you get the same amount of protection as if you owned the vessel. Safe Harbor has one of the broadest base policy forms in the industry because we include all of the endorsements that are typically considered optional coverages for other carriers. 

Learn More

With decades of experience solely dedicated to vessel pollution insurance, the relationships and partnerships we have formed throughout the industry are unmatched. Click here to learn more or contact us with any questions about non-vessel owner coverage.


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