As a commercial vessel operator I’m sure you’ve been asked by some of the harbour authorities and marinas that you frequent for a certificate of liability insurance within the last year. Many harbour authorities are now cracking down on insurance requirements that have been in place (but mostly unenforced) for years. This sudden increase in requests for proof of insurance has raised a lot of questions about why insurance is needed and why marinas are only now requiring it when in the past being uninsured wasn’t an issue. This post explains why marinas are asking for insurance more often and how having insurance benefits both you and the marina.Read More
With the recent fire at the Steveston Harbour Authority, we have had many clients call and visit our office asking about nets and gear insurance to cover their nets, gear, and other equipment which is stored in gear sheds and lockers. We have prepared this informative blog post about nets and gear insurance to assist fisherman in learning more about the coverage that is available to insure these items.Read More
There’s few things more relaxing than being out on the water, soaking in the sunshine and the beautiful views around you. It’s only natural to want to sit back and crack open a cold beer or pour a glass of wine and enjoy your surroundings.
But make sure you know the laws on alcohol and boating before you reach for that drink. Did you know that in British Columbia the fines and penalties for drinking and boating are the same as operating a car while under the influence? That’s no joke.Read More