The maritime world is seeing a sharp increase in cyber-attacks and so cyber security and safety is important to protect a shipowner's operations.

As from 1 January 2021, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires companies to demonstrate that cyber security is an integral part of their safety management system.

Whilst there is no cyber exclusion in a Member’s P&I cover in respect of liabilities, Members may still be left uninsured for the costs of restoring their systems and data and for losses where a vessel is put off hire or is unable to trade as a result of a cyber-attack. 

The Club’s new Cyber Insurance product is aimed at assisting Members to respond to a cyber-attack on their vessels and insuring them for any loss of income the vessel incurs as a result. This product is available to all vessels operated by Members, including those not entered for P&I, and non-Members.  Initially this product will not be available for yachts or passenger vessels.

Members who purchase the cover will benefit from a free Maritime Cyber Security Awareness education course, which focuses on increasing crew awareness of cyber threats. 

If Members or their brokers have any questions or wish to receive a quote, please get in touch with your usual Underwriting contact. Alternatively complete your fleet list declaration and the CyberQuestionnaire, then send both of these documents to your usual Underwriting contact.

Further information is available below:


SteamshipCyber Contacts

For further details and information, please contact us.



Rupert Harris

CEO SSM Europe &
Head of Reinsurance

T +352 25 268441

M +44 (0)7979 240916 


Jerry Westmore

Head of Underwriting Europe

T +44 (0)20 7650 6592

M +44 (0)7836 587972 






Jonathan Andrews

Head of Syndicate
Head of Underwriting Eastern

T +44 (0)20 7650 6427

M +44 (0)7785 280233 


Sarah Chase 

Head of Underwriting Americas

T +44 (0)20 7650 6603

M +44 (0)7780 667348




Tom Railton 

Syndicate Executive Underwriting

T +44 (0)20 7650 6587

M +44 (0)7748 624213  



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