kidnap and ransom News

Marine Insurer Seacurus Launches South-East Asian Petro-Piracy Coverage

Specialist marine insurance intermediary, Seacurus, has developed a petro-piracy endorsement which can be added to existing kidnap & ransom (KR) insurance cover. The coverage was developed in response to the evolving threats to ships, their cargoes and crews when transiting …

XL Group Assembles Crisis Management Team in U.S.

XL Group has added a crisis management team to provide corporate clients in the U.S. with product recall, war, terrorism and political violence, kidnap, ransom, and extortion insurance. Led by Denise Balan in New York, the new team has underwriters …

Pirate Kidnappings Surge in Waters off Nigeria as Attacks Spread

Kidnappings of sailors on merchant ships in waters off Nigeria and nearby countries surged in the first half as pirates attacked a broader range of vessels and sought targets farther out at sea. Pirates operating in the Gulf of Guinea …

Lockton: Companies Overlooking Most Crucial Part of Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

The ransom and extortion industry’s danger zone has expanded well beyond Central and South America, yet companies tend to downplay the importance of a kidnap & ransom insurance policy, according to a new report by Lockton. The report, authored by …

Schinnerer Adds Crime, Kidnap, Ransom Coverage to Non-Profit Program

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. has added crime and kidnap, ransom, and extortion coverages to its suite of offerings for non-profits. The new coverages round out the program’s existing offering of directors & officers liability (D&O), employment practices liability (EPLI), …

Liberty International Underwriters Expands U.S. Global Crisis Management Unit

Liberty International Underwriters has set up a Dallas-based operation dedicated to handling Global Crisis Management (GCM) business for the southeastern and southwestern U.S. Led by Tom Dunlap, assistant vice president and regional manager for southeast and southwest regions of LIU …

ACE USA, GMG Underwriters to Offer Enhanced K&R Coverage

ACE USA has collaborated with GMG Underwriters, LLC, a specialist in kidnap & ransom coverages and services, to expand the growth of its underwriting platform. The stand-alone kidnap & extortion coverage offering is available for U.S.-based companies of all sizes …

September 19, 2012 Lunch Discussion: Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion

San Diego, CA, 08/29/12 – The Insurance Brokers & Agents of San Diego along with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation of San Diego will be hosting a lunch discussion on September 19, 2012 with guest speaker Reginald King, the West …

CNA Announces New Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion Product

CNA has launched a Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion insurance product to address a range of security-related situations that a company of any size in virtually any industry could face. With CNA’s Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion insurance, coverage extensions are available …

IronPro Introduces Kidnap & Ransom Coverage

IronPro, the professional liability unit of Ironshore Inc., has introduced a kidnap & ransom product to complement its suite of management liability coverages. IronPro is offering kidnap & ransom coverage complete with crisis response services, as a leading standalone policy, …