Insurer Britannia P&I says it is robust enough to cope with the multibillion-dollar claims after a container ship struck and brought down a large section of a bridge in Baltimore.

Britannia, which provided protection and indemnity cover for the Maersk-chartered 9,962-teu Dali (built 2015), said it contacted regulators and ratings agency S&P in the aftermath of the accident on 26 March and none of them raised any concerns.