Smooth Waters Enters into Engineering Service Agreement with National Cargo Bureau

March 13, 2018, CHICAGO, IL – RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM) announced today that Smooth Waters, LLC, and National Cargo Bureau, Inc. (NCB) have entered into an engineering service agreement. As part of this agreement, NCB will support Smooth Waters with the delivery of unparalleled marine loss prevention and claims services for clients of the RSGUM marine practice group including SafeWaters and Trident Marine Managers.

National Cargo Bureau has been the gold standard in cargo surveying, engineering and loss control since its inception in 1952, and the Bureau’s expertise is relied upon and referenced in many regulations and codes governing cargo. NCB is the go to expert for any cargo challenge from the extremely hazardous to challenging heavy lift and all of the cargos in between.

RSGUM’s marine practice group underwrites marine and energy risks on a global basis with offices in the US, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. Smooth Waters provides claims and loss control services to support the marine practice group.

Jorge Pecci, Head of RSGUM’s Marine Practice and President and CEO of SafeWaters, commented, “this agreement significantly enhances Smooth Waters customer centric approach and ability to go beyond traditional risk assessments to provide tailor-made solutions and superior added value services for RSGUM Marine clients.” He further added, “this agreement coupled with SafeWaters’ project cargo underwriting expertise enables SafeWaters to offer significant value-added services for infrastructure projects, particularly in the US and Latin America.”

Ian Lennard, President of National Cargo Bureau, commented, “the support of Smooth Waters and their customer focused approach to marine loss prevention provides a natural fit for NCB. Both of our organizations are fully committed to furthering our mission of Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea and, by extension, throughout the supply chain”.

“Our goal is to provide the very best in technical expertise to assureds and stakeholders,” said David Kish, Smooth Waters’ Vice President. “This agreement with NCB supports that goal.”

For more information, please contact David Kish:, 281.453.1111


About Smooth Waters, LLC

Smooth Waters, LLC is the marine claim adjusting affiliate of SafeWaters, a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM), and Trident Marine Managers, Inc., a subsidiary of RSGUM. Smooth Waters provides claims services exclusively for RSGUM affiliates. ©2018 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC

RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM) is the managing general underwriting division of Ryan Specialty Group and consists of a series of specialty property and casualty managing general underwriters (MGU). Each MGU provides expertise in distinct challenging market niches. RSGUM provides centralized governance, shared services and executive oversight to its specialty underwriting businesses.

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