CAT Announcement: Super Cyclone Phailin

Super Cyclone Phailin crossed the East Coast of India on Saturday evening with winds of around 200 km per hour (125 mph) before weakening on Sunday as it made its way north-west.

Cyclone Phailin has rendered more than half a million people homeless and has left a trail of destruction and disruption, including damage to the vital ports of Gopalpur and Paradip.

McLarens has activated a CAT Team of engineers and surveyors to provide immediate response for the region.

With eight branches in India, McLarens is well equipped to assist both local and global insurance markets (with support from global resources as necessary).

Organisations with interests in the impacted areas may contact their regular McLarens representative, or the McLarens CAT Coordinators listed below, to place instructions or loss reports.


V Srinivasan | McLarens

CEO India

+91 (0)22 6710 7564 | office
Ian Lavin | McLarens

Regional Director – Asia Pacific

+61 (0)419 788 921 | office
Alternatively, you can contact one of the London liaison team
Dan Steed | McLarens

London Liaison

+44 (0)20 7977 4794 | office
+44 (0)7841 777353  | mobile
Andrew Ballard | McLarens

London Liaison

+44 (0)20 7977 4788 | office
+44 (0)7545 439380  | mobile