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Hull and Machinery

We write predominantly brown water and specialist craft and provide cover for hull and machinery, increased value, mortgageeā€™s interest and total loss only. We provide cover for tugs and barges including anchor handling tug and landing craft, offshore supply vessels and crew boats and other specialist vessels associated with the offshore energy industry.

 

  • Overview

    We write predominantly brown water and specialist craft fleets and provide cover for hull and machinery, increased value, mortgagees' interest, total loss only, construction risk and marine war.

    We also write bluewater business - our main focus, however, remains on coastal tugs and barges, crew boats, landing craft, research and seismic vessels, as well as offshore supply and support units, on a direct and reinsurance basis.

  • Territories

    We write business on a worldwide basis.

  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is USD 25 million.

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers, where we both lead and support slips.  We also work with Coverholders worldwide and we have the capacity to write business on other Argo Group platforms, such as USA.

Management

Steve O'Gorman
Head of Marine and Energy

Team Biography:

Steve O'Gorman

Steve brings more than three decades of marine insurance experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from CNA Insurance where he served, most recently, as European Underwriting Director – Transport & Logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium. Prior to this, he served as European Underwriting Director for the renewable energy department. Steve began his insurance career in 1984 as a Marine Hull, Cargo and Liability Broker at Sedgwick, progressing to Associate Director of the Cargo division before joining CNA as a Senior Underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7694
M: +44 (0)7931 865 013
Steve.OGorman@argo-global.com

Underwriters

Michael Thompson
Hull Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Michael Thompson

Michael brings nearly three decades of experience in the marine sector to ArgoGlobal. He joins from Endurance Syndicate 5151, where as Head of Hull and Liability Underwriting, he was tasked with the launch and development of its marine portfolio. Prior to this he held the role of Senior Hull and Liability Underwriter at Swiss Re. Michael began his career as an Assistant Marine Underwriter for ACE London Syndicate 483. Michael also serves on the Joint Hull Committee and chairs the Navigating Limits Subcommittee.

DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9899
M: +44 (0)7960 779 914
michael.thompson@argo-global.com
Kyu Jin Byun
Senior Underwriter

Team Biography:

Kyu Jin Byun

Kyu joined Argo in July 2018 in the role of Senior Hull Underwriter from RSA, where he held the position of Specialist Senior Hull Underwriter focusing on Marine and Offshore Consturction and Hull. He brings a decade of experience specialising in Hull and Builder's Risk worldwide. Kyu started  his Career at RSA as a technical graduate trainee and progressed from Underwriting Assitant to Senior Hull Underwriter at his time at RSA.

DD: +44(0) 20 7712 7676
M: +44(0) 7341 736 474
kbyun@argo-global.com
Bruce Rodger
Technical Head of Marine & Energy

Team Biography:

Bruce Rodger

Bruce has over three decades of insurance market experience. He began his insurance career at Prudential, as Marine Hull Underwriter. He then spent five years at Sedgwick before joining BP’s Finance Department where he undertook the roles of Captive Underwriter and Risk Manager. In 2004, he joined broker Cooper Gay where he was Divisional Director and Head of the Upstream Energy book. Reverting back to his underwriting career he joined Omega Managing Agency Ltd in 2009, before joining ArgoGlobal in 2011 as Energy Class Underwriter before becoming Technical Head of Marine and Energy at the end of 2015.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7547
M: +44 (0)7827 329327
bruce.rodger@argo-global.com
Robert Dobson
Marine & Specialty Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Robert Dobson

Robert  joined ArgoGlobal In January 2013 in the role of Marine & Speciality Claims Manager from Aon, where he held the position of UK Marine Claims Director. He has over 30 years experience in the Marine Insurance Industry, handling Cargo, Marine Liability, Hull, Yacht & Energy claims. Robert began his career with Sun Alliance & London as a Marine Claims trainee & thereafter worked for London Market Insurance Companies and Adjusters, including Chubb Insurance, where he held the position of European Marine Claims Manager. Robert is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7623
robert.dobson@argo-global.com