Changes to Alaska Financial Responsibility Requirements

Alaska State law requires vessel operators to demonstrate proof of financial responsibility for claims resulting from an oil spill. To reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation recently adopted an order which increases the limits of liability for vessels and offshore facilities ... Read More


Tulane Admiralty Law Institute

Statement on Pollution Forms and Coverage Issues written by WQIS President and CEO Richard Hobbie III and delivered by WQIS Vice President, Legal & General Counsel, Andrew Garger on March 14, 2013. Insurance in its basic form is the process on assessing risk and then charging a premium that ... Read More


AIMU Statement

Statement of The American Institute of Marine Underwriters and The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate Before The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation by Richard H. Hobbie III. Download AIMU Statement