Contractual cover is available with various policy limits covering contractual clauses and indemnities excluded by the rules, including waiver of rights of limitation, assumption of liability for third party losses or damage to third party property, contractual naming and waiving obligations, and assumption of liabilities under non-reciprocal 'knock for knock' agreements.
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