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New director elected at American Club

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AMERICAN CLUB LOGO SMAt the Annual Meeting of the Members which took place in New York on June 23, Panagiotis Christodoulatos of Athens-based Ikaros Shipping and Brokerage Co., Ltd., was elected as a Director of the American Club for the forthcoming year.

At the Director’s meeting that followed, Arnold Witte of Donjon Marine Co., Inc. and Mr. Markos Marinakis of Marinakis Chartering Inc. were re-elected as, respectively, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Club.

Joe Hughes, Chairman and CEO of the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., was re-elected as Club Secretary, and Lawrence J. Bowles was re-elected as General Counsel.

The American Club reported solid progress during 2015 to its Members at the meeting. Despite a challenging economic climate, the Club’s business developed respectably, and 2016 had started on a positive note.

The full Annual Report 2015 is available at www.american-club.com/page/annual-report

The American Club

American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the entire Americas and its headquarters are in New York, USA.

The American Club has been successful in recent years in building on its US heritage to create a truly international insurer with a global reach second-to-none in the industry. Day to day management of the American Club is provided by Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. also headquartered in New York.

The Club is able to provide local service for its members across all time zones, communicating in eleven languages, and has subsidiary offices located in London, Piraeus, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Houston, plus a worldwide network of correspondents.

The Club is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collective of thirteen mutuals which together provide Protection and Indemnity insurance for some 90% of all world shipping.

For more information, please visit the Club’s website http://www.american-club.com/

The full 2015 Annual Report for the American Club can be accessed on its website.

P&I Insurance

Protection and Indemnity insurance (commonly referred to as “P&I”) provides cover to shipowners and charterers against third-party liabilities encountered in their commercial operations; typical exposures include damage to cargo, pollution, death/injury or illness of passengers or crew or damage to docks and other installations

Running in parallel with a ship’s hull and machinery cover, traditional P&I cover distinguishes itself from usual forms of marine insurance by being based on the not-for-profit principle of mutuality where Members of the Club are both the insurers and the assureds.

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