Understand Requirements Before Visiting Derecktor Shipyards
All companies engaged in business at Derecktor Ft. Pierce, regardless of their billing status, must provide our offices with Certificates of Insurance showing Derecktor Ft. Pierce, LLC as the certificate holder including: address and identify Derecktor as an additional insured.
Minimum Subcontractor Insurance Coverage Requirements
- General Liability: ($2,000,000 minimum)
- Ship Repairer’s Liability Insurance (Must include a notation on the GL COI showing coverage)
- Worker’s Compensation:
- Option 1: Worker’s Comp COI
- Option 2: Worker’s Comp Exemption + United States Longshore & Harbor Workers (USL&H)
- For vehicles entering the yard
Certificates of Insurance must be registered at our offices prior to performing work in our facilities.
Procedure for Entering Derecktor Shipyards
Subcontractors must sign in and out at the front gate on a daily basis, indicating the name of the vessel or the project on which they are working. Subcontractors are required to comply with all applicable shipyard safety rules, environmental laws and OSHA laws and regulations and are expected to clean the area in which they are working and dispose of all their own work waste.
Frequently Asked Questions
No - they are separate companies: a separate certificate of insurance is required; made to the company name and address that you will be visiting.
The United States Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) is intended to provide a workers' compensation system for maritime employees (other than seamen) who work on the navigable waters of the United States. Given that Derecktor is 100% engaged in the repair of recreational vessels neither yard requires that contractors carry USL&H insurance. However, if a small contractor exercises the exclusion from the State Workers Compensation requirement, they are required under the law to carry USL&H coverage. In short, if you don't have State Workers Compensation you must have USL&H.
In January, 2020 Derecktor updated our minimum insurance requirements. We now require Ship Repairer's Liability Insurance (SRLI) in addition to General Liability (GL) coverage for most contractors since typical GL policies do not cover the vessel being worked on without a SRLI rider. Also, Derecktor now requires State Workers Compensation coverage from every contractor regardless of size, unless they carry USL&H.
Every contractor entering the facility must comply with Derecktor's insurance requirements regardless of the type of work being done.
Every contractor entering the facility, regardless of their billing status, must comply with Derecktor's insurance requirements.
Any employee of a company doing business in Florida, the USA or any other country must comply with Derecktor's insurance requirements. This includes, but is not limited to: technicians and tradespeople, drivers and delivery personnel, suppliers, salespeople, surveyors, and operators.
Any member of the crew, owner's party or any employee of the owner that is specifically covered by the owner's or vessel's insurance.
Any individual who is not covered by their employer's insurance or the vessel's insurance. Any such person must fill out and sign a release available here before entering the facility.