Industry, Logistics & Shipping

P&I expert joins Shipowners Claims UK Bureau

Eagle Ocean Agencies, a member of New York-based Eagle Ocean Group of companies, has announced that Richard Linacre, a well-known and experienced P&I (protection and indemnity) professional with a broad industry background, is joining Shipowners Claims Bureau (UK) in London.  

Eagle Ocean Group of companies is North America’s leading provider of mutual management, underwriting, adjusting, claims handling, surveying and loss consultancy services to the international shipping and insurance communities.  

Its core business is the provision of coverholder and related services to a variety of insurance carriers. It also operates Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM) - the American Club’s leading fixed premium P&I facility.

Recruited to undertake an important market liaison role, Linacre will add further expertise and technical capabilities to EOM’s London presence in support of its activity both in the local market and more globally, said a statement from the company.
Linacre’s recruitment represents the continuing augmentation of EOM’s recently strengthened service capabilities in the London office, it said.

His experience in the fixed premium P&I related sectors is particularly strong, as is the versatility of that experience in its application to marketing and claims liaison, business development, customer relations, loss prevention and other disciplines within the marine insurance sphere.
Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive officer, Eagle Ocean Agencies, said: “Linacre’s addition to SCB (UK)’s team will benefit both EOM and the American Club in the development of their future business.”

“Everyone at EOM and the Club welcomes Linacre to his new position with great enthusiasm, in the expectation that his efforts will significantly enhance our capabilities over the months and years ahead,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service