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In recent years the marked increase in piracy has led to the growing importance of hull war risks insurance. Besso can provide wide-ranging and tailor-made coverage for ship owners, charterers or managers. We are very active in the London Market, placing war cover on all types and sizes of vessels engaged in many different trades and operating worldwide, including some of the more hazardous areas. Coverage is available from A-rated insurers and reinsurers worldwide at competitive terms and pricing. Our claims team provides a swift and efficient service in the event of an incident.


In addition to standard perils of war, civil war, rebellion, insurrection or civil strife, cover can be widened to include piracy, blocking and trapping, and war loss of hire. Coverage includes:

  • War, civil war, revolution and rebellion
  • Capture, seizure, arrest, restraint and detention
  • Mines, torpedoes, bombs or other derelict weapons of war Strikes and labour disturbances
  • Terrorists, people acting maliciously or from a political motive Piracy
  • Violent theft by people from outside the ship
  • Barratry of Master and crew
  • War loss of hire
  • War P&I
  • Blocking and trapping
  • Master’s cash


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