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The Pioneer in Marine Pollution Liability Solutions

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At the Helm

At the helm with the most experienced team in marine pollution liability insurance

Navigating the

We’re known for navigating the industry with innovation solutions – form oil spill insurance to COFR compliance

Strong Anchor

Underwriting, spill cleanup and claims experience that provides a strong anchor for your marine client

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The Leader in the Vessel Pollution Insurance Market

In 1971, the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) was established by twenty-seven (27) American marine insurers as a specialist pollution facility to insure vessel pollution risks and to address liabilities imposed by the United States through the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 and other significant legislation. Since 1971, WQIS has expanded its operations to offer insurance products in order to protect owners and operators for their pollution liabilities worldwide.

With more than 50 years of experience, WQIS is the leader in the vessel pollution insurance market offering the most comprehensive coverage, the most experienced underwriting and claims department with the most effective response team in the market.


Emergency Hotline Phone Number: +1 (800) 736-5750


WQIS Spill Response

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Partnering with Us

When partnering with WQIS, you’ll have access to:

Vector (1)
$200 million

in capacity

Vector (2)
Coverage backed

by the world’s largest insurers

Vector (3)
A 24-hour

Pollution Emergency Hotline
in the event of a claim:
+ 1 (800) 736-5750

Group 98
A network

of the most trusted spill response teams in the U.S., serving as our action arm
in the field

Our Products

Our portfolio of end-to-end insurance solutions include the following products:


Worldwide Vessel Pollution

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Blue Haven Marina Vessel Pollution

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Blue Haven Shipyard Vessel Pollution

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Cargo Owners Vessel Pollution

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Bunker Blue Cards

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Non-Vessel Owner/Operator Vessel Pollution

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Whether you’re looking to quote a single vessel or an entire fleet, need to report a claim, or ensure a spill is properly managed, WQIS is ready to be of service.

Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels

WQIS is pleased to share the following, which shall take...

CPI increase with effect from March 23, 2023

A notice from the Coast Guard via the Federal Register:...

A Closer Look at the Container Security Initiative

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in September 2001,...

A Spill-Response Aerial Imagery Plan Is a Priority

Responding to an at-sea oil spill requires multiple efforts, some that occur...

WQIS Focus:
To protect the sea, marine vessel owners/operators and cargo owners.

As the leader in marine pollution insurance it’s our responsibility at WQIS to support you and the marine industry in every way possible. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing over 50 years and will continue to do. To learn more about our products and services, call us at 212-292-8700.