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Marine insurance

Marine \Ma*rine"\, a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]

  1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.

  2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.

    Marine acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.]

    Marine barometer. See under Barometer.

    Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of marines.

    Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel.

    Marine glue. See under Glue.

    Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.

    Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.

    Marine law. See under Law.

    Marine league, three geographical miles.

    Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships.
    --Mc Elrath.

    Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.

    Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]

Wikipedia

Marine insurance

Marine insurance covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals, and any transport or cargo by which property is transferred, acquired, or held between the points of origin and final destination. Cargo insurance — discussed here — is a sub-branch of marine insurance, though Marine also includes Onshore and Offshore exposed property, ( container terminals, ports, oil platforms, pipelines), Hull, Marine Casualty, and Marine Liability. When goods are transported by mail or courier, shipping insurance is used instead.

Usage examples of "marine insurance".

Rodney Dewhurst, who was a marine insurance underwriter for the Lloyd's office in Singapore, noticed a ship moored in the harbor that struck him as vaguely familiar.

The Guildhall Library held all the shipping records for the giant international marine insurance underwriter prior to 1985.

Lloyd's of London marine insurance underwriter for the Lloyd's office in Singapore.

Lloyd's of London marine insurance underwriter forthe Lloyd's office in Singapore.

It was, however, the biggest ever suffered by marine insurance brokers.

You see, I am the local undercover agent for a marine insurance company.

He habitually got up at six and ran for an hour before catching the ferry over to the mainland for his job with the Coastal Marine Insurance Company, where he managed the general casualty division.

Charles Fielding's unfortunate position - his letters - her collecting of information (nothing wicked: only to do with marine insurance: but confidential) - the sudden much graver mission, on which her husband's life depended - they told her that Dr Maturin had connexions in France with whom he corresponded in code - it was all concerned with finance and perhaps smuggling - she was to win his confidence and obtain the addresses and the codes.

Over their pot of coffee and rather stale pieces of bread and olive oil the miserable story came out piece by piece: Charles Fielding's unfortunate position - his letters - her collecting of information (nothing wicked: only to do with marine insurance: but confidential) - the sudden much graver mission, on which her husband's life depended - they told her that Dr Maturin had connexions in France with whom he corresponded in code - it was all concerned with finance and perhaps smuggling - she was to win his confidence and obtain the addresses and the codes.

He handled every kind of case--land transfers, trespass, admiralty, marine insurance, murder, adultery, rape, bastardy, buggery, assault and battery, tarring and feathering.

It's a marine insurance policy indeed, but you needn't go anywhere to collect on it.