What we offer

The recent growth in subsea activity in the world's oceans and waterways falls broadly into four categories: 

  • Surveys of the water column, seafloor and strata below the seabed by use of towed or static equipment. 
  • Construction, operation and maintenance of subsea installations using equipment that can be manned or unmanned, autonomous or remotely operated. 
  • Recreational or scientific activity using manned vehicles or data recording devices. 
  • Generation of renewable energy by way of tide or wave machines. 

The range of equipment and vessels now at work in the subsea environment is considerable and Beazley Leviathan currently underwrites equipment and hulls involved in all of the above activities, both for the subsea and surface elements, whilst: 

  • Being deployed and recovered 
  • Operating 
  • On board vessels or rigs 
  • In transit to and from operations, by road, rail, air or sea 
  • At home base 
  • During maintenance 
  • In storage. 

Thus providing seamless and comprehensive insurance cover. 

How can we help

Beazley Leviathan has pioneered the emergence of the subsea equipment insurance market. As the subsea industry has itself grown, we continue to offer bespoke and responsive cover that reflects the unique and evolving needs of the sector. Including:  

• Following many years of a close working partnership, Leviathan became part of the Beazley Group in 2016 bringing with it additional security and access to greater resources 
• In-house claims management with dedicated expertise  
• Easier access to underwriters through a larger team which is available both “at the box” and in the office  
• International network of Beazley offices  
• Complementary lines of cover underwritten by Beazley 

Who we can help

  • Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), work class, survey class 
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) 
  • Hybrids 
  • Trenchers 
  • Ploughs 
  • Diamond mining tools 
  • Oceanographic survey equipment - buoys, towed sonars, cameras, sampling units 
  • Remote and autonomous surface survey vehicles 
  • Developmental vehicles - manned and unmanned 
  • Seismic streamers - towed, including sources 
  • Ocean bottom seismic equipment 
  • Diving equipment - suits, hats, umbilicals, SCUBA, diving bells, saturation environments, one atmosphere diving suits (commercial contractor operations and professional expeditions only) 
  • Diving contractors' equipment - hydraulic tools, welding equipment 
  • Renewable offshore power generation equipment - wave and tidal 
  • Manned submersibles - private, tourist, research, intervention 
  • Underwater viewing environments 
  • Hulls associated with the deployment and support of the above equipment, for example diving support vessels and survey vessels 
  • General third party liabilities associated with the above. 
     
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Where Is This Offered?

Worldwide, US on an admitted or non-admitted basis 

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Examples or Scenarios

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) umbilical is parted by the mother vessel and the ROV is stranded on the seabed. The claim is reported to Beazley's claims team, which immediately appoints a loss adjuster to liaise with the client and conduct a survey of the weather conditions to understand the logistics and cost of a recovery. On this basis, we assess whether another vessel is required to assist with the recovery and the overall cost of the operation which we balance with the desired outcome of the client.

Your Beazley Team

 
 

Keith Broughton

Keith Broughton
Underwriters

Keith Broughton

Underwriter - Underwater Marine

London, UK

+44 20 7667 0511 Email Keith Broughton View profile

Harry Henley

Harry Henley
Underwriters

Harry Henley

Assistant Underwriter Beazley Leviathan / Marine

London, UK

+44 20 7674 7503 Email Harry Henley View profile

Steve Hill

Steve Hill
Claims Managers

Steve Hill

Claims Manager

London, UK

+44 20 7674 7318 Email Steve Hill View profile