Water Quality Insurance Syndicate
In 1971, the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) was established by 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 signifi cant legislation. WQIS has since expanded its operations to offer insurance products to protect owners and operators for their pollution liabilities worldwide. Today, with 50 years of experience, WQIS is a leader in the vessel pollution insurance market, offering comprehensive coverage, an experienced underwriting and claims department and effective response team. WQIS continues to be comprised of highly rated and experienced insurers, is well fi nanced, assisted by knowledgeable committees, can boast top tier assureds, and is highly regarded worldwide. The strength of the Syndicate today is an attestation to the continued value provided by past and current leadership, subscriber members and broker partners. WQIS has been involved in more vessel pollution events than any other marine pollution insurance provider. Delivering where and when it counts, WQIS offers its clients unparalleled experience and professional reputation in underwriting, spill management and claims handling. Its team is available to assist in the event of a discharge and throughout the entire spill response—crucial for mitigating damages to the environment and assisting clients to quickly return to operational status.