Celebrating 250 years


250 years ago today, on 18 August 1767,  one of the forerunners to the Marine & Energy business in Gard was established by Royal decree in Copenhagen, Den Almindelige Brandforsikrikrings-Indretning for Bygninger.

CEO Update - when the wind blows


Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, provides an update on recent events in Gard and our business going forward.

International Group of P&I Clubs - Annual Review 2016/17


The International Group of P&I Clubs, of which Gard is a member, has issued their annual review for 2016/2017. 

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting of Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd


The 2017 Annual General Meeting of  Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd. will be held on Thursday, 22 June, 2017 at the offices of its Manager, Lingard Limited, Trott & Duncan Building, 17A Brunswick Street, Hamilton HM 10, Bermuda at 12:00 noon or as soon thereafter as possible.  

Seeking your views – International Group of P&I Clubs survey


The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), of which Gard is a member, is currently conducting some research into the work it performs on behalf of the P&I community and the majority of the world’s commercial shipowners and operators.

Website maintenance scheduled for 1-2 April 2017 -- Scholarship deadline extended


Due to scheduled maintenance, the Gard website may have periods of instability during the period 1-2 April 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The application deadline for the Claes Isacson Scholarship has therefor been extended until 23:59 CEST on 3 April 2017.

Our new awareness campaign – watertight doors


During day to day operations of a ship and particularly in situations where the ship has been damaged, it is usually assumed that all watertight doors are closed and that the vessel’s internal watertight subdivision is 100% effective. 

Pre-load steel surveys – minor change to Gard policy for 2017-2018


During the 2016 policy year, Gard gathered data to make a better cost benefit determination to support the cover for costs of pre-load steel surveys (PLSS). Gard has decided to maintain cover for the costs of pre-load steel surveys with one small change. 

Fraudulent email


A small number of Members have reported receiving an email, purportedly from Gard, which  begins

CEO Update: Seeking stability in an increasingly unpredictable world


Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer of Gard, provides some thoughts on the year that is now nearly at an end as well as looking at the months ahead.

Season's Greetings


Instead of sending corporate greeting cards to our Members, clients and business associates, we donate an equivalent amount to SOS Children’s Villages, a charitable organisation helping children throughout the world.

Standard & Poor's affirms Gard's A+ rating


Standard & Poor's has affirmed Gard's A+ long term insurer financial strength and counterparty credit ratings, with a stable outlook.

Gard’s Hong Kong office is moving /遷址通知


Our office in Hong Kong is moving on Saturday, 29 October. 

Press release: Gard reports strong half year results


For the first six months of the 2016 financial year, ending 20 August, Gard reported a result after tax of USD 97 million with a CRN of 97 per cent. There will be no general increase in the Advance Call for owners’ mutual P&I or for mutual FD&D for the 2017 policy year. 

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 - FAQs


Once the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 enters into force on 18 January 2017 ships that are subject to the MLC will be required to display certificates issued by an insurer or other financial security provider confirming that insurance or other financial security is in place for liabilities in respect of outstanding wages and repatriation of seafarers together with incidental costs and expenses and compensation for death or long-term disability.

Gard’s Oslo office is moving


Our Oslo office is moving to Dronning Eufemias gate 6 (Oslo Atrium), 4th floor on Monday, 3 October 2016