Our terrorism team provides protection on a worldwide basis (excluding sanctioned territories) against physical damage, business interruption and contingency losses directly caused by acts of war, terrorism, and political violence.

This includes cover for strikes, riots, civil commotion, insurrection, coup d’état, war, civil war, and counter-insurgency. We also provide cover against losses sustained in the aftermath of an active assailant or hostage event. The underwriting team is supported by our experienced, in-house claims team.

Marine terrorism coverage options

Terrorism/strikes, riots, civil commotion, malicious damage/war, and political violence.

We can offer cover on Company or Lloyd's paper, maximum line size available:

  • Terrorism / SRCCMD: $75m
  • War and Political Violence: $20m

Key coverages include:

  • Physical damage to first-party property
  • Business interruption following physical damage to first-party property
  • Bodily injury to third parties
  • Physical damage to third party property
  • Physical damage to first-party property caused by cyber terrorism
  • Operators’ extra expense
  • Event cancellation
  • Long periods for construction projects
  • Contingency

Active assailant

We can offer cover on Company or Lloyd's paper, maximum line size available:

  • Active Assailant: $30m
  • Loss of Attraction: $10m
  • Threat: $30m

Active assailant key coverages include:

  • Medical expenses and counseling costs
  • Crisis management service – pre/post-loss advice and support
  • Business interruption following property damage and/or bodily injury
  • Physical damage to first-party property
  • Extra expenses
    • Employee retraining
    • Recruitment costs

Loss of attraction key coverages include:

  • Non-damage business interruption cover
    • No requirement for first-party property damage trigger
    • Responds to losses suffered in the aftermath of a terrorist or active assailant incident within 3,000 feet

Threat key coverages include:

  • Business interruption as a result of the threat of terrorism
    • No property damage trigger required
    • Threat reported within 1,500 feet

Contact our experts

United Kingdom

Edward Winter
Senior Underwriter & Head of Terrorism
edward.winter@markel.com

Chloe Gordge
Senior Underwriter – Terrorism
chloe.gordge@markel.com

William Newman
Senior Underwriter – Terrorism
william.newman@markel.com

Sophie Bailey
Underwriter – Terrorism
sophie.bailey@markel.com

Brook Styles
Underwriter – Cargo, Specie, Terrorism
brook.styles@markel.com

Sarah Shiner
Underwriting Assistant – Terrorism
sarah.shiner@Markel.com

Glen Porter
Underwriting Assistant – Terrorism
glen.porter@markel.com

United States

Jim Taylor
Director, US Business Development
jim.taylor@markel.com

Singapore

Colin Fordham
Senior Underwriter & Director
colin.fordham@markel.com

Hui Zhi Pek
Underwriter, War and Terrorism
huizhi.pek@markel.com

China

Qianhai Hu
Underwriting Director – China
qianhai.hu@markel.com

Helena Zhang
Business Development Director
helena.zhang@markel.com

India

Deepika Mathur
Managing Director – India
deepika.mathur@markel.com

Anirudh Singh
Chief Underwriting Officer – India
anirudh.singh@Markel.com

United Arab Emirates

Rahul Shah
Senior Underwriter – Terrorism
rahul.shah@markel.com

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Chris Fenn
Divisional Managing Director, Marine
chris.fenn@markel.com