When a marine casualty occurs, getting experienced assistance and guidance is crucial. As a global marine insurer, Skuld has the necessary experience and is prepared to assist our members and clients in handling all types of casualties falling within the scope of both P&I and H&M cover.
The Casualty Response Plan
Skuld’s casualty handling is guided by our Casualty Response Plan. This sets out when an incident is considered a qualifying casualty for the purposes of our dedicated casualty response and case management approach. It also contains the process for setting up an incident specific Casualty Response Team, provides structure for the coordination of this team, and implements clear communication lines both internally and externally. Our Casualty Response Plan is based on a tiered system that allows the response and composition of our team to be sized proportionally to scale and severity of the incident. For each qualifying incident a dedicated Casualty Response Team will be established. The team will consist of seasoned professionals with complimentary skillsets. Direct responsibility for the casualty handling rests with the Business Unit responsible for the entry. We believe this ensures that we can build on the trust and existing relationship between the assured and the Business Unit the assured is familiar with. We strive to be a trusted partner to our assureds in incident response working closely with their crisis response team. The Business Unit is supported by the Casualty and Major Claims team, which ensures transfer of knowledge and experience from across all casualties handled by Skuld. We are also able to mobilise cross-office collaboration to ensure availability 24/7/365.
Sustainable casualty handling
Skuld is committed to finding sustainable solutions thereby preventing and/or minimising injury to people, the environment and property. Consideration of the impact on people and the environment is at the core of our decision-making process during casualty handling. We are continuously developing our processes to ensure that the services we purchase meet our sustainability expectations.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Casualty and Major Claims
Andreas Øgrey has been employed with Skuld since 2014. As Global Head of Casualty and Major Claims, he oversees the handling of Skuld's Casualty and Major Claims worldwide with a focus on dealing with emergency response, hereunder collisions, allisions, groundings, fires, capsizing, salvage, wreck removal and major pollution incidents. Andreas is a qualified Norwegian Lawyer and Accredited CEDR Mediator and holds a master’s degree in law from the University Oslo and LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Skuld he worked for a commercial underwriter for 5 years.
Nina M. Hanevold-Sandvik
Vice President, Casualty and Major Claims
Nina M. Hanevold-Sandvik has been employed with Skuld since 2021. She was appointed President of the Norwegian Maritime Law Association (CMI) in 2024. Nina is a Qualified Norwegian lawyer with expertise in maritime and insurance law from 12 years in private practice, including as a litigator and emergency response lawyer. Her litigation and casualty handling experience includes pollution, limitation of liability, salvage and wreck removal cases. She holds degrees in law from the University of Oslo, the University of Edinburgh and New York University.
Vice President, Casualty and Major Claims
Edward is a member of Skuld’s Casualty and Major claims team, based in London. He was a Member of the Lloyd’s Special Casualty Representative Panel; is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He is particularly experienced in dealing matters related to marine casualty; classification, stability, large yachts, as well as ship structural; conversion and newbuild disputes. He was Shipping Technical Director with marine consultants LOC Group, working for them for almost 12 years, based in their London and Hong Kong offices. Prior to LOC, Edward worked for classification society Det Norske Veritas as a Ships in Operation and New Build Surveyor, based in Europe and China.