Founded in New York in 1917, and having recently celebrated 100 years of service to the global maritime community, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Part of the International Group, it offers full mutual cover for Protection and Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage and Defense risks, fixed premium insurance for smaller tonnage through Eagle Ocean Marine, as well as Hull and Machinery cover through its subsidiary, American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Ltd. Having in recent years grown and internationalized its tonnage, the Club has a truly global reach. In addition to their headquarters in New York, the Club's Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., have operations in Houston, London, Piraeus, Limassol, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Winner of the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Services Award for 2016 and the Seatrade “Investment in People” Award for 2017, the Club prides itself on its exceptional service resources. Its management staff, available 24 hours a day, include lawyers qualified in many jurisdictions, licensed mariners and other experts, able to communicate in no less than eleven languages. The Club also boasts an unsurpassed safety and loss prevention program. Its rich reserves of dedicated expertise enable it to typically exceed the service expectations of shipowners and charterers both large and small.