This extension, for those members covered under the normal club P&I rules (not the SOR) who operate a variety of ships in the offshore sector, including AHTSs, PSVs, DSVs and barges, cable pipe laying ships etc., reinstates cover for a number of risks that are excluded from poolable P&I cover. It is a flexible cover that allows members to choose the risks they wish to reinstate, and different limits of cover can be purchased:
- Specialist Operations cover responds to P&I liabilities arising during the course of performing specialist operations, e.g. dredging, cable/pipe laying, construction/installation/maintenance work, depositing of spoil etc., which arise from the specialist nature of the operations. The cover excludes liabilities for failure to perform, fitness for purpose, quality of the work or loss/damage to the contract work.
- Underwater Vehicles cover responds to P&I liabilities arising out of the operation of underwater vehicles, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), submarines, mini-submarines, sea ploughs, scarabs and diving bells (but excluding loss/damage to the vehicles).
- Divers’ cover responds to P&I liabilities arising out of the activities of professional or commercial divers where the member is responsible for such activities (excluding contractual liability for death, illness or injury of the divers).
- Property on Board cover the extension responds to P&I liabilities assumed under contract in respect of loss/damage to property (other than cargo, stores or fuel) on board the entered ship or being used from the ship.