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American P&I Club Managers appoint prominent Maritime Lawyer from private practice as new Chief Legal Office in New York

Dan Tadros, admiralty partner and practice area coordinator at Chaffe McCall, LLP of New Orleans, to join Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. on July 1, 2019.


NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 6, 2019:  In a circular to Members of the American P&I Club, its Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), have today announced the recruitment of Daniel A. Tadros to the position of Chief Legal Officer, being a key addition to SCB’s senior management team.

Mr. Tadros will join SCB on July 1, 2019, following his departure from his current position as admiralty partner, and marine practice area coordinator, at Chaffe McCall, LLP, a leading maritime law firm in New Orleans.

The Club’s Managers note that Mr. Tadros is a well-known figure within both the maritime community at large and the marine insurance sector in particular, having over many years served with distinction a broad international clientele from every segment of the shipping industry.

Mr. Tadros is especially well-acquainted with the work of International Group P&I clubs and brings with him a wealth of insight and expertise which will greatly enhance SCB’s capabilities in the management of the American Club, and the promotion of the interests of its Members.

Speaking in New York earlier today, Joe Hughes, Chairman and CEO of SCB, Inc. said:  “Those in the industry who have had the pleasure of knowing Dan Tadros over the years will already be familiar with those high standards of professionalism which have characterized his career as a lawyer in private practice.  Those who will come to know Dan over the years ahead in his new role will no doubt be equally impressed by the application of his expertise to the work of P&I management.  Most especially, I am sure that everyone will want to join the Club’s Managers in wishing Dan the very best of good fortune as he assumes his new duties next month.”

Notes to Editors

The Circular referred to in this press release can be found at:

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

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.