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A-Plan Marine Insurance

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Phone : +44 7900 740 455
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A-Plan Marine Insurance specialise in Commercial marine insurance, providing solutions to the UK Marine industry.

From Marina’s and boatyard to one man and a van repairing boats, we will give you options on your insurance requirements.

Our team focuses on Commercial Marine insurance and have well established relationships with our insurers. Combined with the legendary A-Plan customer service levels, we will provide you with options for your commercial marine insurance.

Coastal Marine Services Limited Insurance Specialists

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Phone : +44 (0)1245 294 111
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Coastal Marine Services is a specialist marine insurance underwriting agency, providing insurance to owners and operators of vessels up to 5,000 GT. As an approved Coverholder at Lloyd’s, our security is provided by certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London.              

We provide insurance solutions as an individual or a combination package which include hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, cargo engineering and maintenance, and are tailored to cover the owner’s requirements.

For further details contact David Tiney on Tel :01245 294111 or email


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Phone : +44 20 3206 5200
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ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services. With sustainability at the heart of both our services and how we operate our business, we are committed to providing a service that is consistently of the highest quality. New management & leadership development services available For further details contact Bruce Davidson on + 44 20 3206 5200 or e-mail

Everard Insurance Brokers

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Phone : 01732224681
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Ports & Harbours



Everard Insurance provides cost effective and tailored packages for Port Authority Liability, Equipment and Property Insurance. Coverage available for handling equipment, fixed property, port craft, business interruption and liabilities with flexibility to cater for operations of all sizes.








Everard Insurance Brokers is one of the biggest names in British and European coastal shipping, with a fleet of over 450 owned, managed and chartered craft, including sailing, steam and motor ships plus tugs and harbour craft.

Hull, Machinery & War

Everard offer competitive broad packages for Hull and Machinery and War Insurances, Increased Value Insurances, Loss of Hire Insurances, Charterers liability, Shipowners legal liability, Towage Insurances, Voyage Insurances, Port Risks and Voyage Risks. We offer long and short period risks.


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:

  • Bulk Carriers
  • Tankers
  • Fast Ferries
  • Reefers
  • Passenger Vessels
  • Dredgers


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:

  • Tugs
  • Barges
  • Anchor Handlers
  • Cable/Pipe Layers
  • Supply Vessels
  • Crane Barges
  • Jack-Up Craft
  • Work & Port Craft


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:

  • Passenger
  • Vessels
  • Hotel Craft
  • Restaurant Vessels
  • Hovercraft


Coverage available on a wide variety of vessels including:

  • Trawlers
  • Tuna Vessels
  • Long Liners
  • Netters
  • Potters.

Everard Insurance Broker is a trading name of James Hallam Limited who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

 Further Details contact Gareth Evans CERT.II  Marine Manager on 01732224681 or email

KTY Yachts

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Phone : 07785335189
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KTY Yachts, with our partner Haven Ambulance Service, specialises in training for Maritime Coastguard Agency Elementary First Aid, Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Medical Care courses.  In addition we offer training for industry health and safety needs:  Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work. Automatic External Defibrillation, and Special Hazard – Use of Oxygen and Entonox.

These services are offered by graduate trainers with marine and medical qualifications:  MCA/RYA 24m/200t Commercial Endorsed, Graduate Ambulance Service Institute, and  M.C. Paramedic.

Our Head Office and Training  Rooms are at 12 Shore Road, Warsash, Southampton SO31 9GQ . We offer extensive public courses and are able to run in house training for any location with suitable training facilities.

Miller Insurance Services LLP

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Phone : 0207 488 2345
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Miller is proud to hold Chartered Insurance Broker status, demonstrating our professionalism, client focused approach and commitment to excellent service standards.

Our people are trusted to do the right thing, whether that is acting with integrity, making principled decisions, or giving clients honest advice - especially when this is not the easiest option.

We are highly professional, treating clients, markets, suppliers and each other with courtesy and respect. We act in good faith and with honesty and fairness at all times. We take compliance seriously and are responsible and conscientious.

Our approach to relationships with clients and markets is thoughtful and considered and we take a mature, long-term view, providing continuity and stability. 

For further details contact Robert Bartnett on Tel: 0207 488 2345 or visit

Oil Spill Response Ltd

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Phone : +4402380331551
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Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. 

Our members include oil and gas companies, ports authorities and shipping companies. As the industry leader, we have acquired a wealth of experience and a distinguished track record by attending to more than 400 oil spill incidents in the past three decades.

Our range and depth of preparedness expertise enable us to provide an extensive range of services; from contingency planning, equipment hire, personnel secondment, training and exercises to capability reviews. OSRL is an accredited training provider to the Oil, Gas and Shipping Industries. We provide a full range of courses to international training standards (International Maritime Organization (IMO)) and, where appropriate, all training delivered in the UK meets the National Oil Spill Response Training Standards issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

 The levels of training we offer are recognised globally and, where applicable, they carry the relevant level of certification. We also provide ICS (Incident Command System) certified courses and an extensive range of our own OSRL certified courses.

For further details visit  or Contact Emma Smillie on +44 (0)23 8033 1551


Oval Insurance Broking

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Phone : + 44 (0) 1517 088090
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The Oval group is a leading UK risk, insurance broking, financial planning services and healthcare advisory group.

Oval Insurance Broking

Domestic and international risk management, healthcare and general commercial liability insurance broking.  Lloyds accredited insurance broker specializing in worldwide risk management for marine, energy and wind power businesses. 

Oval Financial Services

Financial planning and advice spanning corporate pension management, de-risking and change; corporate At Retirement planning; entrepreneurial SME pensions; workplace benefits; and private wealth management for high net worth individuals.

For further details contact Lee Chadwick on Tel: 0151 708 8090 or email

RKH Specialty

Email : matt.nash@rkhspecialty
Phone : 020 7456 9300
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We are a leading independent specialty lines broker, creating unique risk solutions, programmes and facilities across a wide range of industries and risk classes, placing complex insurance and reinsurance risks for some of the world's largest companies. We have experience and insight working for clients across the world's international markets, supporting an international client base including corporations, financial institutions and governments.

RKH Specialty

Email : Matt.nash@rkhspecilty
Phone : 020 7456 9300
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 We are a leading independent specialty lines broker, creating unique risk solutions, programmes and facilities across a wide range of industries and risk classes, placing complex insurance and reinsurance risks for some of the world's largest companies. We have experience and insight working for clients across the world's international markets, supporting an international client base including corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Skilltrade BV

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Phone : 00 31 715611365
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Skilltrade specializes in hydrographic training and courses for the hydrographic survey, dredging and offshore construction industry since 2000. Courses and training developed by people who gained their experience in the field and taught by those same individuals. The heart of the company is that the skills its people possess can be traded or exchanged with others, thus improving their hydrographic knowledge and understanding.




Skilltrade can provide courses and training in three areas by combining theoretical with field experience material:


1.  Hydrographic Survey Category B course - Full Hydrographic Survey curriculum encompassing all basic and essential competencies of the Hydrographic Surveyor as defined by the FIG/IMO/ICA International Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors for a Category B Course. The course has been officially recognised as such on the 1st July 2008 and received continued recognition (in accordance with the Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors FIG/IHO/ICA S-5, Edition 11.1.0, December 2014) in 2016. We offer an intense course, a 13 week course in IJmuiden (including 1 week Safety training) preceded by a 13 weeks e-learning programme. The course is fully intertwined with visits, workshops and guest lecturers from companies that support the curriculum.


2.  Introductory and generals courses in hydrography, land survey, positioning and mathematics, depth sensors, motion sensors, survey sensors, underwater acoustics, offshore construction and earth sciences. Furthermore we offer a Client Representative training. Advanced courses in Geophysical sensors, ROV sensors or electronic trouble shooting. On request for a quotation these courses can be adjusted to specific training requirements and be given at any desired location.


3.  E-learning Modules: Mathematics, Physics, Bathymetry, Geodesy, Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Skilltrade offers guidance and assistance to the students.




Skilltrade aims to answer your training needs. The various existing modules provide a starting point for almost all company specific courses, allowing for specific requirements to be included. We evaluate participants at what level to start as a result of which we are able to tailor or combine the courses like building blocks. When people come to a stage where more management or project skills are required we are also able to provide that next level.




Furthermore Skilltrade publishes the 3 volume Handbook of Offshore Surveying and the GNSS Handbook for professional users. Please visit our bookstore at for more information.



We hope the above provides you with the required information, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or to talk about what Skilltrade can do for you. By telephone Johan Stam, +31(0)646021572. Or by e-mail: .

The Underwater Centre (Fort William) Ltd

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Phone : 01397 703786
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The Underwater Centre (Fort William) Ltd The Underwater Centre provide specialist training for commercial divers, ROV pilot technicians and associated support staff at their purpose built and extensive facilities in Fort William. These include a large pier which incorporates multiple dive and ROV stations, welding bays, engineering workshops and hyperbaric chambers; barges and support vessels alongside various dive stations to depths of greater than 100m; as well as a 1.5M litre indoor seawater tank. In addition to being an ideal environment in which to train, the location and facilities at The Underwater Centre make it the ideal location for subsea trials and testing, providing real-life conditions at a fraction of the cost, and operational consideration, of going offshore.

For further information please contact John Maclelland on +44(0)1397703786 or visit

The Underwriting Exchange Ltd

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Phone : +44 (0)20 7398 8100
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The Underwriting Exchange is an independent Lloyds broker. We specialise in niche insurance and reinsurance solutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and internationally. Our retail division, IFA Solutions, provides Professional Indemnity insurance for the financial services sector. We are an established company; our directors and senior executives have exceptional experience of the insurance market. Our primary business is wholesale insurance and reinsurance. We have now added a retail arm for various specialist classes of marine and non-marine insurance. Our Directors and staff have many long-established relationships, both with clients and insurers. We believe that we get the best value for our customers through continuity and consistency, and by only dealing with insurer partners with excellent security ratings. Today, the company has a core team of over 50 people in our City of London office, and have diversified by establishing a sister company, London Ireland Market Exchange Ltd. (LIME) based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Virtual Training Centre

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Phone : +44 (0) 161 763 4427
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Virtual Training Centre (VTC) work with subject experts and design, develop and deliver accredited and bespoke training courses to the Maritime and Port industry.

Benefits of online training include: consistent, reliable, available 24-7, it can also save significant cost on travelling to test centre and/or sourcing qualified training to meet the same schedule as the learners. Our training platform allows for downloadable certificates and full candidate reporting, courses and test are easy to navigate and are very engaging for the learner.

We are also just become an online training provider for one of the largest global shipping companies and are the only company who has approval deliver Ship Security Officer (SSO) 21hr course by the UK DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Many companies benefit from online training, not only is it consistent, reliable, available 24-7 it can also save significant cost on travelling to test centers’ and/or sourcing qualified training to meet schedules especially in large numbers. Our training platform allows for downloadable certificates and full candidate reporting.

For further details contact Steve Richards +44 (0) 161 763 4427 or visit 



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