Marine Cargo Insured Perils

Marine Cargo Insured Perils

Pacific Union’s Margo Cargo Insurance is designed to protect you from the financial risk of transporting goods via land, sea, and air. But what exactly are these dangers and how do we define them? Here, then, are the Marine Cargo Insured Perils for everyone’s reference.

Perils of the Sea


Collision occurs during physical impact between two ships which results in a damaging accident. At the same time, it can also occur between a ship and a stationary object such as an iceberg or a port. 


Fire is defined as direct fire loss or caused by fire or lightning attributed to negligence. This includes damage done by measure to extinguish the fire. (ex. Water damage)


This happens when forced by accidental causes to take ground and stay aground within a reasonable time. 


A shipwreck is when a vessel is driven to shore by violent winds and/or waves that cause destruction or loss of the said vessel. 


Occurs when vessel is filled with water and sinks.


This refers to the throwing of a ship’s cargo or gear as a measure to preserve the ship and cargo from loss in time of common danger. 


Barratry is defined as every wrongful act willfully committed by the master and crew to the prejudice of the owner of the ship, or the owner of the cargo. 

Pirates, Rovers & Thieves

Finally, rovers and pirates are persons without legal commission who plunder vessels indiscriminately on the high seas. Thieves refer to the persons who use violence to commit robbery. This does not include ordinary theft or pilferage. 

In-Land Perils

Basic Coverage

In-Land Basic Coverage covers multiple perils which include:

  • Accident fire whether internal explosion or self-ignition
  • Lightning
  • Explosion
  • Collision
  • Overturning or upset of the conveyance
  • Collapse or subsidence of bridge
  • Flood
  • Storm
  • Cyclone
  • Mishandling during actual loading and unloading
  • Breaking into conveyance whilst conveyance is parked overnight

Robbery & Thievery (Extension)

Robbery is defined as the felonious act of taking property through the use of violence and intimidation. On the other hand, thievery refers to the unlawful or violent seizure by armed persons of the scheduled conveyance.