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Standard Club and North are becoming NorthStandard on 20 February 2023. For more information on NorthStandard visit our info page. If you would like more information regarding the changes for Standard Club members and clients click here.

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The Defence Class provides cover for members’ expenses incurred in defending or pursuing legal proceedings in relation to the operation of their owned/operated or chartered ships. This is also known as freight, demurrage and defence (FD&D) cover.

Such costs will typically arise out of disputes under:

  • charterparties
  • bills of lading
  • cargo operations
  • other operational agreements
  • new building and conversion disputes by special agreement

The standard limit of cover offered is $5m, but higher limits are available.

See our latest Defence Class Rules for full policy details.

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