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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Introduction to marine insurance - half day course (morning)


This course is designed to introduce delegates to the fundamentals of marine insurance, covering the type of risks defined as marine and the markets available.


  • Overview of basic insurance terminology and concepts such as insurable interest highlighting the key differences between marine and non-marine insurance in certain areas 
  • Why the Marine Insurance Act is unique, and introduction to some of the key sections 
  • What risks are defined as marine? 
  • What types of business does marine insurance protect? 
  • Who purchases marine insurance and why? 
  • Where marine risks are insured and how the various different types of insurers fit together 
  • How the mix of insurers changed over the last ten years.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the basics of marine insurance and the various types of risks included within this definition 
  • Gained an overview of the various markets available 
  • Obtained maximum benefit from experienced market speakers 
  • Obtained an extensive overview of the marine business and the related terminology.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is new to marine insurance. No experience necessary although some general knowledge of insurance would be helpful.

Follow-on course

Marine hull (intermediate).

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 3 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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