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About Us

Competitive Marine Products Through Principled Innovation


We are a Managing General Agency and cover-holder on behalf of Lloyd’s of London and a solely owned subsidiary of Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Ltd.

HMU has been a marine underwriting specialist since 1976.  We pride ourselves on our exceptional service which comes from our highly skilled and knowledgeable staff.  At HMU we place a great deal of importance on ensuring we stay current in our industry. We deliver ‘Competitive Marine Products through Principled Innovation’ and exercise a flexible and common sense approach in our claims handling in order to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

HMU operates across Canada, in the USA and Central America providing full Underwriting and Claims expertise in the following areas:

Commercial Hull, Commercial P&I, Marine Liabilities, Excess Liabilities, Pleasure Craft

We are currently members of the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia and the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters.


Harlock Murray Underwriting Ltd. (HMU) is a full-service marine underwriting agency representing insurers and reinsurers in Canada and the USA, originally established as Harlock Williams Lemon Ltd. in 1976.

We are 100% owned by Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Limited, a separately regulated company and operating subsidiary of the North of England P&I Association (North). The merger of the Sunderland and North formed the world’s second largest Marine insurer, collectively operating in over 15 countries on 5 continents.

Effective July 1, 2016 – in their 40th year of business - Harlock Murray Underwriting Ltd. became an official Coverholder for Lloyd’s of London. HMU’s security enjoys the credit ratings assigned to Lloyd’s: A+ (Strong) from S&P, AA- (Very Strong) from Fitch, and A (Excellent) from A.M. Best. In addition, our insurers are part of the Lloyd’s Chain of Security and all policies are backed by the security of the Central Fund.



First Capital Place
Unit #103, 960 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, BC
V3M 6G2

Tel: +1 604 669 7745
Fax: +1 604 669 8595