Ocean marine News

Swett & Crawford Subsidiary Launches New Marine Underwriting Division

Swett & Crawford subsidiary J. H. Blades & Co. has launched J. H. Blades Marine Underwriting Services (Blades Marine), a new marine insurance underwriting division. This full service MGU will underwrite brown water exposures for specialty retail agents and brokers. …

Travelers Exec Joins XL Group as VP for Ocean Marine Unit in New York

Ireland-headquartered XL Group plc’s North American marine business appointed Chris Cooke as vice president, hull and liabilities. The appointment is part of XL’s strategy to expand its brown-water hull, P&I and primary marine liability capabilities. XL said it has long …

Ongoing Pirate Menace Triggers Special Coverage, Security Measures

“Pirates of the Caribbean” they aren’t. They are for the most part desperate men from a failed state that have discovered that one of the world’s oldest professions offers wealth and power, if you’re willing to take the risks. In …

Martino Named President of Travelers Ocean Marine

The Travelers Companies Inc. in Hartford has appointed Raymond T. Martino as the president of Ocean Marine. Martino is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the ocean marine unit, which provides insurance products for commercial hulls, cargo, luxury …

XL Names DeSimone President of U.S. Marine Operation

XL Insurance has appointed Richard DeSimone to the new position of president of its U.S. Ocean and Inland Marine unit. Prior to joining XL Insurance, DeSimone served as president of the Travelers Insurance Ocean Marine unit. He was also president …