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Learning the Different Types of Oil & How They Dictate Spill Responses

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 9:06:00 AM

The substances categorized as “oil” range from crude oil and refined petroleum products to animal fats and vegetable oil. What they all have in common is a hydrocarbon base. For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on explaining the most common substances released during an oil spill: Crude Oil: A naturally occurring, unrefined petroleum product. ... […]

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Safe Harbor's Vessel Pollution Claims Process

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 8:29:08 AM


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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... […]


3 New Advances In Oil Spill Detection

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 9:12:00 AM

Fast and early detection of oil spills is crucial for mitigating damage to communities and coastal environments, as well as for protecting vessel owners’ bottom lines. The sooner a spill is detected, the more efficiently and precisely crews can respond to determine which type of oil has spilled and how it should be cleaned up before it begins to mix with... […]


What Changes If the Spill Response and Prevention Surety Act Passes?

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 9:28:25 AM

Last March, on the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan introduced legislation entitled the “Spill Response and Prevention Surety Act.” While the Senate hasn’t yet voted on the bill, it’s important to know what the legislation includes as it affects everyone from vessel operators to spill response agencies. […]

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When Should You Report An Oil Spill?

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 9:16:42 AM

Trick question. If an oil spill occurs, time is always of the essence. Reporting the spill in a timely and efficient manner is critical to mitigating damage to vessels and the environment. The EPA has established requirements to report spills to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines, which we’ve summarized below to help prepare you in the event a spill. […]



Posted: Jul 9, 2019 9:13:00 AM

In April of this year, seven members of Falvey’s executive team attended the “Transforming Customer Experiences” (TCE) program at Harvard Business School. The four-day course included case discussions, interactive lectures, workshops, small-group talks, and individual coaching sessions, with the goal of learning how “to create the conditions where... […]


Get To Know Tony Gerone

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 9:07:00 AM

Continuing our series on the people behind Safe Harbor, in this article you’ll meet another partner and founding member of the company: Tony Gerone. Tony started his career writing vessel pollution insurance 20 years ago and has worked solely in the field since. […]


Get To Know Russ Brown

Posted: May 21, 2019 9:06:00 AM

This month’s team spotlight features one of the partners at Safe Harbor. Russ Brown has over two decades of marine insurance experience and an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. […]

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Developing Future Leaders At the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy

Posted: May 14, 2019 2:02:00 PM

Direction, guidance, discipline. This is what the New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy (NOMMA) provides cadets within a structured educational environment. […]


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