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Updated on October 22, 2009

The major types of marine insurance policies are

1. Time policy

A time policy is taken for definite period of time, usually not exceeding 12 months say from January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1981. This policy is most suitable for hull insurance.

2. Voyage policy

Where the subject matter is insured for a specific voyage, say from Karachi to Port Saeed it is named as voyage policy.

3. Mixed policy

This policy is the combination of time and voyage policy. It, therefore, covers the risks for both particular voyage and for a stated period of time.

4. Floating policy

Floating policy is taken for a relatively large sum by the regular suppliers of goods. It covers several shipments which are declared afterwards along with other particulars. This policy is most situated to exporter in order to avoid trouble of taking out a separate policy for every shipment.

5. Valued policy

Under its terms the agreed value of the subject matter of insurance is mentioned in the policy itself. In case of cargo this value means the cost of goods plus freight and shipping charges plus 10% to 15% margin for anticipated profit. The said value may be more than the actual value of goods.

6. Unvalued policy (Open Policy)

Where the value of the subject matter of insurance is not declared but left to be ascertained and proved later it is called unvalued policy.

7. Builder's risk policy

This policy is issued for more than one year. This covers the risk of damage to vessels from the time its construction commences until its trail is completed.

8. Blanket policy

Under the condition of the blanket policy the maximum limit of the required amount of protection is estimated which is purchased in lump sum. The amount of premium is usually paid in advance. This policy describes the nature of goods insured, specific route, ports and places of the voyages and covers all the risk accordingly.

9. Port risk policy

This policy covers all the risk of a vessel while it is standing at a port for particular period of time.

10. Wager policy

Where the assured has no insurable interest in the subject matter of insurance that is know as wager policy. As this policy has no legal effect so it cannot be taken to a court of law. If underwrite refuses to accept the claim the policy holder cannot take any legal action against him. It is, therefore, also called as gambling policy.

11. Special hazards policy

This policy covers special risks incident to piracy and war. It provides protection to insured under agreement against seizure, capture, detention and other war risks.

12. Composite policy

This type of policy is purchased from more than one under writers. If there is no any motive of fraud then insured will be indemnified by each under writer separately in case of loss.

13. Block policy

This policy is particularly purchased to gold diggers. It covers all the risks of damage to gold from the time of its recovery to its distinction. This types of policy has been introduced in Africa and is very popular in the mine fields of gold.

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      pramodhini A 4 years ago

      i has learned new things.thank you,please give detail or more information about all the matters.

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      ronnie 4 years ago


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      Deepa Shree Raju 5 years ago

      thanks for the information which was complicated to understand!

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      mage.s 5 years ago

      thank you

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      balakrishnan.k 5 years ago

      that matter is very nice but i thingking about higly make asome poind

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      srinjay bajpayee 5 years ago

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      viji 5 years ago

      nice thank you

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      Ikuomola oluwafemi 5 years ago

      Pls i nd ur help, omojuwa marine polices

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      Linkon_SBC 5 years ago

      Pleased to read.

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      nilum 5 years ago

      Thanks you Dear

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      Gloria 5 years ago

      Nice work

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      Amber 6 years ago

      Really helpful for understanding

      nice job...

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      Sanjiv 6 years ago

      I Have read about Composite POlicy defined by yOu, I M totally confused about same. You said that insured insured will be indemnified by each under writer separately in case of loss.

      How it is possible? where is the Contribution cluase gone? Please clarify

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      vinod 6 years ago

      nice answers

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      rick 6 years ago

      hey u not mentond

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      Yinka 6 years ago

      Kudos to you for the wonderful work,keep it up

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      Akhilesh 6 years ago

      four types are there fire marine moter and misc

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      RIYA 7 years ago


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      nisha 7 years ago

      plz try 2 write abt types of marine insurance

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      Anisa.Kazi 7 years ago

      thanks a lot.. Nilum..

      I wanted to know about types of marine insurance policy... N nw I got my answer..thank u

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      nilum 7 years ago

      Thanks vinay

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      vinay 7 years ago

      Very good efforts. Please continue

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      nilum 8 years ago

      I would surely try my best to write !

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      milk 8 years ago

      hey plzz ryt more abt claims procedure..

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      nilum 8 years ago


      Thank u for liking it and appertaining my work

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      lyricsingray 8 years ago

      Now I may not need a Marine Insurance Policy but I love how you wrote about it in terms that one can understand. Insurance can get so confusing in the details. But not yours, thanks for that, Kimberly