Since 1935, MOPS has safeguarded the licenses and livelihoods of more than 80,000 licensed deck and engineering officers, state and federal pilots, and certified tankermen serving aboard vessels of all types in every sector of the maritime industry.


Underwritten by Lancer Insurance Company, which is rated “Excellent” by the A.M. Best Company, MOPS is the longtime leader in marine license insurance because it provides unrivaled protection against a full range of potentially professional and financial risks, including:

  • Coast Guard charges resulting from a shipping casualty or incident
  • Suspension and Revocation (S&R) proceedings against your license
  • Lawsuits resulting from a covered marine casualty or incident
  • Lost income and personal financial hardship

MOPS offers the industry’s most comprehensive coverage options, as well as other benefits, including:

Unmatched legal network

A nationwide network of experienced maritime attorneys who are ready to fight for you.

24/7/365 Claims Hotline

Always available, whenever and wherever trouble strikes.

Exclusive legal data bank

A data bank with more cross-indexed claims, available only to MOPS attorneys.

Competitive pricing

MOPS coverage costs less than you might expect, and can be customized to your specific needs and budget.