COVINGTON, La., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH) through its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters, Ltd., a leader in providing Marine Insurance coverages and services, announced today details of their new $25,000,000 Excess Marine Liability facility for the maritime industry. The insurer for the program is Houston Casualty Company (NYSE:HCC) rated A+ by A.M. Best. The program is designed to write excess marine liability insurance including Bumbershoot Liability excess of acceptable underlying insurers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/DA08445LOGO) "The addition of this new excess marine liability facility will further expand FGH's marine insurance capabilities by providing to the market responsible excess capacity underwriting with excellent security," explained H. Elder Brown, Jr., President and CEO of FGH. "As Continental continues to implement its strategy for growth throughout the maritime industry, we feel the addition of this class of business is timely given the need for serious market capacity with the very best market security," Brown noted. Joseph Morency has been named senior manager of this new FGH division and will oversee the program. Morency has vast experience underwriting and managing excess marine liabilities over his more than twenty years as a marine insurance underwriter. He will operate from the company's Melville, New York offices. "Having someone of the caliber of senior executive Joe Morency overseeing this program will ensure the highest degree of management for our company and our underwriting partners," Brown said. "Mr. Morency is a respected market leader with a tremendous wealth of underwriting knowledge and talent," Brown added. Headquartered in Louisiana, Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC is a leading provider of primary and excess marine insurance for physical damage and liability (P&I) coverages for vessel owner's, ship builders, terminal operators, fleet operators, stevedore's, cargo handlers, inland marine, as well as, coverage for marine contractors. Insurance can be arranged worldwide through FGH's various Fidelis subsidiaries. FGH provides underwriting, broker services, claims management and loss control assistance for the maritime community. Continental also represents a number of other highly rated marine insurers. The company has offices in New Orleans and Covington, LA, Knoxville, TN, and Melville, NY. Visit us online at www.cultd.com Contact: H. Elder Brown III985-898-5300 | firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Fidelis Group Holdings LLC; Continental Underwriters, Ltd.