We are pleased to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Fishing, Coastal and other Specialist Vessels Insurance.

If you have any additional enquiries, please speak with the relevant member of the team below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a quotation?

Contact our team of underwriters, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone or email to assist you with your needs. Or speak to your broker about a Sunderland Marine quotation. Contact our underwriters in office hours on: +44 191 232 5221 or underwriters-sunderlandmarine@nepia.com


What type of vessels do you insure?

We are an established leader in the marine insurance industry, we offer Fishing, Coastal and other Specialist Vessels insurance to owners of fishing vessels, tugs, barges, workboats, passenger and other commercial craft.

What covers do you offer?

Sunderland Marine can provide a range of covers, including but not limited to, Hull and Machinery, War Risks and Protection & Indemnity.

How do I make a claim?

Please refer to the claims section of this website and/or contact a member of our claims team.

Do you offer payment terms?

A range of payment options are available. Speak to an underwriter to discuss.

Who should I contact to notify of a potential claim?

You should immediately contact your insurance broker or any member of the claims team.

What is the Policy Excess or Deductible?

This is the amount you must pay towards any cost recoverable under the Policy.

I have been contacted by lawyers acting on behalf of an injured person. What should I do now?

Please immediately contact a member of the claims team before acknowledging the correspondence.

What happens if a crewmember employed through an overseas manning agency is injured?

All contracts covering this type of employment must be pre-approved by Sunderland Marine before full P&I cover can be agreed.

If P&I cover is purchased does this mean a crewmember or passenger is automatically entitled to compensation?

No – an early investigation will be carried out and compensation will only be payable where it is determined that the accident was caused by either a failure of equipment or fault in the operation of the vessel by its crew.