Broking Success

Seacurus Ltd, a leading marine insurance broker and part of the Barbican Group, has been awarded the ‘Broking Initiative of the Year Award’ at the Insider Honours 2013 – the (re)insurance and global specialty awards.
The award recognises Seacurus’ innovative approach to tackling the longstanding issue of how to safeguard the rights of seafarers in cases of abandonment. In April 2013, the broker launched CrewSEACURE, the first product designed exclusively to address the issues and liabilities arising from the stranding of crew members and to satisfy the legal requirements under the new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 which obliges the shipping industry to take proper care of seafarers.
The award was presented to Captain Thomas Brown, Managing Director of Seacurus Limited at the event, which was held in London. The judging criteria highlighted the innovation as having, “broken boundaries in terms of its originality and success in delivering a key insurance solution to satisfy emerging customer demand”.
Commenting on the award, Captain Brown said: “On behalf of my colleagues at Seacurus, we are delighted and honoured to have been recognised for our efforts to provide a pragmatic and affordable solution to the problem of seafarer abandonment. CrewSEACURE not only offers a lifeline to those crew members who have been set adrift by their ship owners, but also helps to translate the goals of MLC 2006 into tangible benefits for seafarers.”