Marine & Energy

RB Jones Marine & Energy is a distinct business unit exclusively focused on Commercial Marine and Excess Energy. The team of specialty insurance experts delivers comprehensive solutions, including: Marine Liability, Cargo, Hull and Machinery and Energy Liability.

Marine & Energy Liability

Limits up to $25,000,000.

      Target Classes:

  • Vessel owners
  • Charterers
  • Wharf owners
  • Shipbuilders and repairers
  • Terminal operators
  • Stevedores
  • Contractors serving the marine & Energy industry
  • Onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production (includes drilling rigs, pipelines, support vessels, and platforms)

      Coverage Options:

  • Protection and Indemnity
  • Charterer’s Legal Liability
  • Ship Repairer’s Legal Liability
  • Stevedore’s Legal Liability
  • Wharfinger’s or Landing Owner’s Legal Liability
  • Marine & Energy Terminal Operator’s Legal Liability
  • Marine & Energy Products Legal Liability
  • Marine & Energy Contractor’s Legal Liability
  • Maritime Employer’s Legal Liability
  • Excess Liability Coverage

Marine & Energy Hull/Package

Limits up to $10,000,000

      Target Classes:

  • Harbor boats pilot, police and fire boats
  • Ferries
  • Floating docks and drydocks
  • Research and oceanographic vessels
  • Tenders and supply vessels
  • Inter-island cargo vessels
  • Public entities
  • Fishing vessels

      Coverage options:

  • Hull & Machinery
  • Hull Builder’s Risks
  • Protection & Indemnity
  • Mortgagee’s Interest
  • Maritime Employer’s Liability
  • Hull War Risks

Ocean Cargo Stock Throughput

Limits up to $10,000,000 for Ocean Transit, Inland Transit and Warehouse Storage

       Target Classes:

  • Appliances
  • Canned Food
  • Consumer Goods
  • Containerized Cargoes
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Equipment and Parts
  • Fabricated Products
  • Furniture
  • Machinery
  • Manufactured Goods
  • Medical Devices
  • Paper Products
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Textiles

       Coverage Options:

  • Proprietary Ocean Cargo form including:
    • Exhibition
    • Contingency coverage
    • Consolidation
    • Processing damage
    • Custom damage

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Energy Liability

Limits up to $25,000,000

Increasing production, as well as returns in complex and competitive operational and geopolitical environments is challenging. Managing risk – technical, commercial, and operational – is critical. R.B. Jones provides specialized coverages for lease operators and exploration and production companies. More importantly, our team understands the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry to help protect your business.

      Target Classes:

  • Energy Contractors
  • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Companies
  • Oil and Gas Lease Operator

Pollution Legal Liability

Limits up to $10,000,000

       Target Classes:

  • Energy & Marine Risks
  • Operators in Standalone basis
  • Energy & Marine Contractors

       Coverage Options:

  • Gradual/Site Pollution
    • Primary
    • Excess
  • Contractors Pollution (CPL)
    • Primary
    • Excess
  • Clean up costs
  • Defense costs
  • Discovery period
  • Pollution conditions commence after retro date
  • Emergency expenses
  • Catastrophe management cost
  • Excess follow form S&A
  • Schedule sites include oil & gas wells, including associated systems

Marine & Energy Leadership


Mark Engel

Corporate Vice President

Mark Engel is a Corporate Vice President at RB Jones, where he directs and oversees the operations, growth strategy and positioning of its Marine & Energy business. He also oversees the company’s marine business that extends into Canadian markets.

With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mark is known for helping RB Jones become a leading marine market underwriter. He demonstrates effective leadership and has helped the company significantly expand its Marine, Energy and Cargo business and talent over the years.

Mark is instrumental in strategizing how the company’s Marine & Energy expertise and market relationships are utilized throughout the H.W. Kaufman Group network. His leadership and expertise also extend to innovating in-demand products and capacity for the Marine Construction industry.

Understanding the importance of educating others and supporting the profession, he often speaks at various internal and external webinars, including the American Forum of Marine Underwriters. He is an active member of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters.


Brad Nehring

Director of Energy

Brad Nehring joined RB Jones with over 25 years of executive experience in various roles of Chief Underwriting Officer, Regional President, Claims, and Operations.     For the past seven years, he has worked within the MGA sector of the business, where he has developed several programs with Lloyds and domestic E&S carriers for energy, environmental, renewal, and agri-business.  These fully delegated underwriting facilities included primary and excess casualty,  Environmental, Professional, & Property coverages.

Brad holds a CPCU, Claims law Associate, ARM designation, and previously worked in senior positions with AIG, Allianz, Marsh, & XL/Winterthur.


John Gambino

Underwriting Manager, Cargo

John Gambino is the Cargo Manager at RB Jones Marine & Energy where he is responsible for the production and development of the new Stock Throughput Program launched in 2020. With 40 years of experience in Marine Insurance on both the broking and underwriting sides, John brings his unique perspective to his role as an MGA for Atain Insurance Company and Atain Specialty Insurance Company. Well versed in the marine lines of Hull, P&I and Marine Liabilities, John is able to bring his “all lines” experience to RB Jones Marine and Energy for the benefit of our agents.


Tracy Markowski

Underwriting Manager, Hull and Liability

Tracy Markowski is the Underwriting Manager, Hull and Liability, for the RB Jones Marine and Energy team. Tracy has over 20 years of domestic and international insurance experience as a direct Underwriter, Reinsurance Underwriter and in compliance roles giving her the perfect tools to manage portfolio’s rate strength, limit profiles and individual risks.

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