West Nautical launch a bespoke Crew Welfare Insurance policy

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West Nautical are pleased to announce their launch of a bespoke Crew Welfare Insurance cover underwritten by Lloyds of London in partnership with ZIS Ltd.

The bespoke crew cover has been worked on between West Nautical and ZIS Ltd to be a very comprehensive policy including personal accident, weekly benefit payments, medical expenses, repatriation expenses , crew replacement costs and travel insurance.

The policy, which meets all Maritime Labour Convention requirements, operates 24 hours a day, whether the crew are onboard or on vacation.

The limits of each area of cover are fully adjustable, giving crew and Owners total flexibility, whilst importantly giving them options to adjust the level of cover to their specific requirements.

Each crew member will also be issued a West Nautical emergency medical card, linked directly with CEGA Assistance.

CEGA is a leading medical emergency assistance company; giving crew peace of mind that wherever they are travelling they have direct access to a medical assistance network they can trust, giving reliable advice, and appropriate facility information based on the severity of the situation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

CEGA will be on hand to assist with any medical questions, whether an emergency situation or help with arranginga medical appointment. They will also provide recommendations of the best, most appropriate facilities andpayment guarantees at hospitals.

The cover has been developed over several years based on our experience of the industry and specifically with yacht crew in mind whether at work or on holiday.

The cover has even been extended to include routine dental and popular social activities such as winter sports and kite surfing as standard and, uniquely, a Personal Effects cover also for any lost or stolen property, including electronics such as phones and laptops etc.

With a low excess on the policy, making a claim is extremely easy. For claims up to EUR 1,000 no claim forms are required, just an email explanation of the incident and a photo of the relevant receipts. Payment is then guaranteed to be made swiftly and efficiently back to either the yacht or the crew member directly dependent on the request of the Owner / Captain.

West Nautical are very excited to launch this unique Crew Welfare cover and for a no obligation quote please contact us directly on management@westnautical.com

by West Nautical