Developments in SCB’s New York office

American Club has said that there had been diagnosis of a Covid-19 infection in an individual working for a company occupying a floor adjacent to that of American Club’s Managers Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc office in Battery Park, New York.

As a result of this SCB would, with immediate effect, permit staff to work from home until the end of March.

The Club said that this would not in practice mean that the New York office would be entirely unmanned over that period. Those personnel who wished to attend the Managers’ premises, even if on an intermittent basis, would be permitted so to do.

SCB said that its paramount motivation was the health and safety of its staff “in the currently very difficult conditions which prevail”.

Members should assume that most members of staff would be working from home until the end of the month, at which time a further review will take place, and further policy in this regard considered.

The contact details of the Managers’ New York personnel can be accessed at