Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Neilson
With the hurricane season upon us, and experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting between 9 to 15 named storms this year,1 it’s important for marina and yacht club owners to realize that a well thought-out emergency action plan can significantly reduce damage and assist in a rapid recovery.
ACE Marine Facilities Group, part of ACE Commercial Marine, has just released its Hurricane Emergency Checklist, which is designed for marina and yacht club owners and operators in high-risk hurricane and wind storm areas. It’s important to be prepared, because according to NOAA, this year there’s a 70 percent chance that 4 to 8 named storms may develop into hurricanes, while 1 to 3 could become Category 3 or stronger.2 The entire marina community is advised to consider this checklist to create a comprehensive emergency plan long before the actual threat of hurricane landfall.
“ACE Marine Advisory Services’ specialists provide critical steps to take before, during and after a major storm that can help to minimize damage,” said Kim Finlay, Assistant Vice President, ACE USA Marine Facilities Group. “This tool provides critical checkpoints for protecting marine facilities and employees, as well as stored and owned vessels. Helping our marine clients as they create or update their hurricane preparation and response plans is part of our commitment to serving the marine community.”
To download a copy of the ACE Marine Facilities Hurricane Emergency Checklist, visit our website. ACE also offers valuable information on a wide range of safety and loss prevention topics for marina and yacht club owners, including a Marina Safety and Prevention Checklist.
The Marine Facilities Group is dedicated to the specialized insurance needs of marina and yacht club owners, premier boat dealers, boat builders and yacht brokers. ACE provides products and package offerings tailored to the unique exposures faced by marine facilities. ACE Commercial Marine’s suite of specialized coverages include cargo, commercial hull, marine facilities and marine liability, and delivers a full spectrum of commercial marine solutions, together with sophisticated loss prevention and risk management services provided by its affiliate INAMAR, which are designed for U.S. and global marine exposures.
For more information about ACE USA Marine Facilities products and services, please visit our website or contact Kim Finlay at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Marine Advisory Services are provided on a fee-for-services basis by INAMAR, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, a service company affiliate within the ACE Group. Marine Advisory Services also conducts loss control activities for underwriting purposes. Risk control and other activities conducted on behalf of the insurer are not intended as a direct benefit or service to ACE insureds.