Tin Tun is a Master Mariner with LOC Singapore. He has served at sea for 20 years at various ranks to Master. He has served on board Panamax Bulkers, General Cargo, Vessels Container and Heavy Lift vessels. He has been involved in Senior Marine consultant, Port Captain and Bunker Manager. Since joining LOC, he has been specialising in inspection of Tugs & Barges Suitability & Condition surveys, On and Off hire surveys on Offshore vessel and attended a vessel with Cargo Contamination of Bulk Cargo.
Rutger is a Master Mariner and a Director of LOC Singapore, and is dual educated in Nautical and Technical studies.
He has served as Master on DP Class II construction vessels in oil fields in the Asia Pacific region and in the North Sea. He has extensive experience in diving support, subsea construction, rock dumping, pipeline trenching/removal, cable laying, dredging and salvage.
As marine consultant he has prepared FMEA packages for new built DP vessels and has carried out DP incident investigations.
Since joining LOC Rutger has undertaken investigations into collisions, speed and angle of blow, cargo damages and safe berth assessments for P & I clubs and admiralty lawyers. He has attended the refloating of a grounded tanker, monitored damage repairs and assisted in General Average claims.
Paul is a Master Mariner and a consultant with LOC, primarily operating from the Dubai office. He has 30 years’ experience in the marine industry, including service on AHTS vessels and 6 years as a licensed Pilot on a major estuary in the United Kingdom.
An experienced ship handler, he has advised on pilotage and navigation matters, groundings and unsafe port matters. He has attended a number of salvage operations and wreck removals on behalf of P&I Clubs, and has also undertaken collision investigations and speed and angle of blow studies.
Paul has acted as marine warranty surveyor for numerous loadouts, transportations and installations of structures including jackets, decks and modules.
Clive is a Master Mariner at LOC Abu Dhabi. Clive started his career in 1973 as a deck cadet for the then Kinston upon Hull based towing and salvage company United Towing (Ocean Tugs) Limited. He worked his way through the ranks to become Master. He was to be heavily involved with many marine related projects mainly in the North Sea theatre covering tow-outs with Statfjiord “B” & “C” structures and support to heavy lift crane vessels.
By 1990 Clive came ashore to work as Marine Superintendent undertaking work as trials Master for two local shipyards. Later he moved to Marine Management & Engineering Ltd as Marine Operations Manager running a fleet of AHTS vessels in the North Sea and adjacent waters whilst continuing with marine related project works.
With LOC he has acted as Marine Representative on a number of projects and has undertaken a large number of vessel surveys.
Craig is marine consultant at LOC Dubai. Craig started his career as a Deck Officer in 1995 and reached the rank of a Master in 2008. He holds a South African Master FG Certificate complying with STCW 95 convention, unlimited in tonnage, together with a British certificate of equivalence.
He has worked with Safmarine, Tall Ships Shipping and Maersk Management. His seagoing experience in both global and regional specific trading includes large size Container Container vessels, general bulk carriers, general cargo and multipurpose vessels. Craig’s career at sea spanned for 18 years, five of which were in the capacity as Master with Maersk Container Lines. During his time as Master he held command on all 8 classes of ships that Maersk has in its fleet ranging, from GRT 27000 to GRT 87000.
Since 2000 Craig has been carrying out survey work for local companies in South Africa, including P&I surveys, on and off hire surveys, draft surveys, bulk cargo claims and accident and investigation claims. During his surveying career he has worked as Super Cargo for Eskom and Gas Turbine Projects and Marine Superintendent for Murray and Roberts during the dry-docking of two of their two tugs.
Craig joined LOC in 2013 and is undertaking a range of vessel surveys, discharge surveys and incident investigations
Abhay is a Master Mariner and Associate Director in the Miami office with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of shipping business, including technical management, finance and commercial management.
He sailed on board various types of vessels up to 300,000 tonnes deadweight and has held senior positions in companies specialising in ship management, vessel inspections, project management and management consulting.
He has extensive experience in casualty handling and investigations including salvage, groundings and collisions, as well as in hull and machinery matters, including ship repairs and steel renewals. Abhay has also acted as marine warranty surveyor and client marine assurance representative on a number of offshore projects.
David is a master mariner based in the Halifax office. He has experience as Master on a variety of vessels including cable lay and tankers. He holds dangerous cargo endorsements in Oil and Chemicals and is a qualified DPO. He also has extensive experience in Ice Navigation and prior to joining LOC acted as ice advisor / pilot for a number of seasons for the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Hudson Bay. Since joining LOC he has attended for P&I and Hull and Machinery claims and also acted as Marine Warranty Surveyor on a number of projects. He has particular interest in tidal energy projects and has acted as Project Manager for the installation of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy.
Deepak is a marine consultant with LOC Dubai. He is a qualified Master Mariner specializing in Offshore operations. He has served in all ranks upto and including Master on a wide range of Offshore support vessels and cargo ships including bulk carriers, car carriers, OSV, PSV, AHTSV, FFSV.
Deepak has experience in P&I surveys including pre-entry condition surveys, cargo claims, damage surveys and valuation/repair estimates.
Previously he has acted as owner’s rep during the construction and delivery of DP Class I and II offshore vessels and satisfactorily managed numerous ocean towages including demolition towages and multiple tows.
Ralph is a Master Mariner and Associate in LOC’s Singapore office. He has 17 years’ command experience on bulkers, tankers, multi-purpose and offshore vessels. He has supervised construction of tankers and multi-purpose vessels, and has been involved in major modifications and the design/ installation of complex marine systems.
Since coming ashore to become a consultant 15 years ago, Ralph has investigated and attended a variety of marine casualties, including salvage operations, groundings, dry and wet cargo damages and contaminations, hull and machinery damages as well as off-spec bunkers. He has given expert testimony in federal court in Canada.
Ralph has extensive offshore marine warranty survey experience in rig moves, towage, DP operations and audits, and installation operations in both deep and shallow water.
Capt. Ervin J. Fernandez has over 15 years international shipboard experience on Container vessels, Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers. Following coming ashore in 1996 he has acted both as an in-house and as an independent Marine Consultant to range of high profile clients.
His experience includes; Vessel Oil Major Inspections, Vessel Pre-Purchase and Condition Surveys for Owners and P& I Clubs, Tanker Safety Auditing, ISM Training and Auditing for Ship Owners, P&I Club Casualty/Collision/Pollution Investigations, Expediting and Oil Loss Control for Oil Majors and Terminals, Marine Warranty attendance for suitability survey of vessels and witness and approval of project cargo loading and discharge activities.
At LOC, Australia Capt. Ervin is mainly involved in OVID inspections as well as Condition & Suitability Surveys. He also undertakes various supporting Warranty Surveyor roles.
Mike is a Master Mariner and Director with LOC London where he leads in offshore wind farms and wet renewables.
He had a seafaring career spanning 17 years with an oil major, followed by 13 years ashore as Commercial Operations Manager and Casualty Coordinator. Since joining LOC in 2000 he has attended casualties and investigated incidents. He has prepared expert reports and given expert evidence in arbitration in London and New York, the High Court in London and Sydney and to a House of Commons Select Committee.
For offshore wind farms, Mike drafted Guidelines for the Selection and Operation of Jack-Ups in the Marine Renewable Industry for RenewableUK. He has written risk evaluations, project feasibility studies and provided practical marine advice and warranty on constructability, vessel and jack-up use on 26 projects to date.
James is a Master Mariner with extensive experience as a cargo surveyor in Brazil and world-wide. He also has experience in the management of container ports and oil refineries following a career in the British merchant marine as deck officer and master in cargo ships, oil tankers and bulk carriers.
Since joining LOC James has undertaken cargo survey work for project cargos and iron ore fines and acted as cargo superintendent for discharge of condensate cargos and he attended casualties including a container vessel stack collapse. Capt. Frew also undertakes marine assurance and P&I surveys.
John is a Master Mariner with LOC Singapore since June 2011. John has served onboard Product, Crude oil tankers, VLCCs, PTCT and offshore vessels. He has been involved in offshore Fleet Management as Senior Operations Manager in various companies until 2011. He is well experienced in preparation of vessel delivery, commissioning and mobilisation, vessel suitability survey, ISM & ISPS audit etc. Since joining LOC, he has been involved in Vessel Suitability & Condition surveys, CMID inspection, FPSO towage, OVID Inspections, Collision and Cargo Damage Survey, Module Load out and Pre-Sail away inspections etc
George is a Master Mariner with LOC Aberdeen. George has over 40 years of seafaring experience. He has sailed as Master on many different types of vessels which have operated in the North Sea and Worldwide.
Before coming ashore he was Master on a DSV operating in the Persian Gulf. In 2008 George started work as a DP Instructor for Kongsberg and taught SDP21 and K-Pos. courses mainly in Norway and Dubai. During his career, he has worked on a variety of vessels which include General Cargo, Passenger, Bulk Carriers, Gas Tankers, Pusher Tugs, Ro-Ro Ferries, Buoy Tenders, Weather Ships and many Offshore Vessels including AHTS, Supply, DSV’s, Cable and Survey/Research vessels.
He also spent a period teaching various Maritime subjects at the Glasgow Nautical College. In 2007 he was employed as a DP Consultant during the Floatover of a Gas Platform in South Vietnam.
Since joining LOC, he has carried out a number of surveys including suitability, CMID, Pre-Purchase, investigations on behalf of P&I clubs, DP Trials, Shipping Company Audit and Vessel Assurance.
James is a Master Mariner with LOC Aberdeen. James joined LOC with 16 years experience in the offshore industry. James has experience as a Mate and Master on emergency response and rescue vessels and multi role supply vessels. He was also a crew manager for a major shipping company operating in the North Sea for six years.
He has acted as Marine Warranty Surveyor involved in approving loadout, sailaway and installation operations in a number of offshore projects. As well as this, James has approved various types of vessels involved in offshore operations by inspection and has acred as a consultant to clients on marine manuals, specific operational requirements and operational document review.
Paul is Master Mariner and Director with LOC London who has experience on product tankers, dry cargo vessels, bulk carrier, reefers and heavy lifts.
He has extensive shore management experience as a marine superintendent, operations manager and Quality/ISM Manager in a leading British ship owning and operating coastal product tanker company.
Since joining LOC he has been involved in un-safe port/berth investigations, collision and grounding investigations and has provided advice on all aspects of tanker operations, vessel and cargo damages, ship-handling and operational practices and has undertaken numerous condition surveys of various vessel types.
He has extensive knowledge of the offshore industry and has acted as marine warranty surveyor and consultant for the installation of large offshore and subsea objects, including offshore wind farms.
Nick is a Master Mariner and Managing Director of LOC Singapore, and also an approved Special Casualty Representative (SCR).
He specialises in major marine casualties, particularly salvage and wreck removal, where he has attended a number of high-profile cases in which the SCOPIC Clause has been invoked. He has also acted on casualty investigations including groundings, strandings, sinkings, total losses, collisions, and cargo loss, contamination and damage.
Nick has prepared reports and provided opinion for arbitration and court hearings. He has been appointed as expert witness in the United Kingdom and Chile, and has acted as a technical co-mediator at mediation in the United Sates.
He also has extensive offshore warranty survey experience, including towage studies and approvals.
Kevin is a Master Mariner and an Executive Vice-President of LOC Inc and is based in Houston. He has a wide experience of marine casualties and related litigation work, and also of marine warranty survey services for all aspects of LOC’s offshore work.
His casualty experience includes high profile salvage, wreck removal, collision, cargo damage, unsafe port and navigation matters throughout the Americas. He has testified at tribunals in the United States, London and other locations.
Kevin has been responsible for marine warranty attendance and operational oversight on many high profile offshore contracts, from routine shallow water projects to complex deepwater installations, including deepwater mooring and rig moving.
Robert is a Master Mariner and an Associate Director of LOC Inc. He has extensive experience and expertise in oil and chemical tanker operations, and prior to joining LOC was a Marine Superintendent with a leading tanker operator, with particular responsibility for the company’s ship-vetting programme.
Since joining LOC in 2003, he has attended a wide variety of major casualties including salvage operations, groundings and collisions, and carried out investigations into numerous types of liquid cargo contaminations.
Robert has operated as marine warranty surveyor and as client’s marine assurance representative on several major offshore projects. He has also acted as towmaster for a major near-shore construction project.
Peter is a Master Mariner, a Director of LOC Group and Regional Director Europe & Africa.
He spent 25 years at sea, 17 of them in command. He specialises in shipping casualties and has acted on a number of significant and high-profile incidents involving salvage and wreck removal. He is on the approved panel of Special Casualty Representatives (SCR).
Peter has prepared reports for, and appeared as, expert witness in courts in London, Mumbai, Aix en Provence, Jersey, Eire and Newcastle, and in a number of arbitrations on cases including Charterparty disputes, unsafe port investigations, pollution, salvage and personal injury.
He has extensive energy project management experience in the offshore and alternative energy sector involving the installation of FPSOs, SBMs, and fixed offshore structures.
David is a Master Mariner, based in LOC’s San Francisco office. He has 28 years’ experience in the tanker industry, including 10 years as Chief Officer and 9 years as Master of ULCC and VLCC tankers trading worldwide.
He has extensive knowledge of all types and sizes of crude and product tankers, including experience in ship-to-ship oil transfer operations (STS), and tanker single-buoy mooring operations. He has attended numerous drydockings, conversions and new building projects.
As a marine consultant he has worked on behalf of owners, P & I clubs and solicitors, and has undertaken accident/incident investigations, including collisions and groundings. He has also carried out various types of surveys and audits including pre-purchase inspections, condition and suitability surveys, cargo damage surveys and surveys for General Average claims.
Kamrul is Master Mariner and Consultant at LOC London. Kamrul has experience on product tankers, crude oil tankers, OBO, bulk and log carriers. He has extensive shore management experience as a marine superintendent, operations manager, HSSE Manager and Fleet manager in a Singapore based company owning and operating small / medium sized product and chemical tankers. Since joining LOC, Kamrul has been involved in all aspects of oil tanker operations.
As well as this, Kamrul has undertaken numerous Marine Warranty jobs such as condition surveys of various types of vessel, loadout of heavy project cargo and tow approval for barge, FPSO / FSO and VLCC. He has also acted as marine warranty surveyor and consultant for the installation offshore wind farms.
Nigel is a Master Mariner and Associate Director of LOC, with primary responsibility for marine casualties. Nigel is also an approved SCR. Based in the London office, he has a broad base of marine industry experience on oil, gas and chemical tankers, dry bulk carriers and container vessels.
He has extensive experience within all aspects of marine casualty response, incident management and accident investigation, including unsafe port and cargo claims, and salvage and wreck removal operations.
He has attended major offshore oil, gas and renewable energy construction worldwide for marine warranty and consultancy purposes. He has also been involved with decommissioning tenders and is a member of the SUT Salvage and Decommissioning committee.
Having worked both at sea and ashore within the container industry, Nigel has an in-depth knowledge of container operations and intermodal logistics throughout the supply chain.
Jamie is a Marine Consultant at LOC Dubai. He is a Master Mariner with over 2 years in command and is experienced onboard; large roll-on/roll-off freight and passenger vessels; cruise; roll-on/roll-off paper product; traditional general cargo with deep tanks and geared container vessels.
He has held Pilotage Exemption Certification for the Humber, Milford Haven, Zeebrugge and Dublin completing all pilotage transits and berthing / unberthing manoeuvres.
In command, Jamie was responsible for the onboard investigation and reporting for cargo damage and claims, passenger incidents and accidents. He attended drydock / refit periods annually from 2006 to 2012 inclusive at leading European Shipyards.
Jamie has completed P&I Club condition surveys, project cargo inspections and vessel pre-purchase inspections. He has acted as Marine Warranty Surveyor for offshore construction projects, loadouts and sailaways, as well as surveys for a variety of vessels including heavy lift, semi-submersible heavy load, tugs, supply vessels and cargo barges.
Jesper is Master Mariner and senior consultant with LOC Brasil. He has extensive experienced as captain of anchor handling vessels and platform supply vessels in Brazil. He also has experience as SDPO/Chief Officers on drill ships in Brazilian waters. Prior to working offshore he served on coastal, container and heavy lift tonnage for various Danish ship operators.
Since joining LOC Jesper has been involved in assisting clients plan rig moves, has undertaken marine assurance surveys, towage surveys, and acted as Marine Warranty Surveyor for operations including barge transportation of offshore modules and a very large shipyard lift using strand jacks.
Mark Lomas is a Master Mariner and is the Marine Manager of LOC Middle East, based in Dubai.
He is experienced in all areas of maritime casualty work, including salvage and wreck removal, vessel loss and causation, pollution incidents, groundings and strandings, cargo damages and associated claims. He has worked around the world on many of the high profile cases involving LOC over the last few years and is especially well versed and connected in the Middle East, Indian and Sub Continent markets.
He also acts for all the major insurers for demolition and final voyages both during the inspection and investigation stages, and has been involved in all aspects of marine warranty work, acting as marine warranty surveyor on offshore installations in excess of 14,000 tons.
Chris is a Master Mariner and a UK-based consultant to LOC. He specialises in the marine operations of jack-up rigs and barges.
He has 25 years’ involvement with the transport, towage, positioning, and jacking of all types of barge, and has supervised several hundred offshore operations acting in the capacity of rig mover or marine surveyor. He has conducted investigations of jack-up accidents and has advised on recovery operations.
Chris is the author of an industry guideline document for the operation of jack-up barges and has written expert reports on jack-ups for legal and insurance purposes. He has been appointed as expert witness serving the High Court in connection with several disputes involving jack-ups.
Paul is a Master Mariner with LOC Singapore and has 30 years’ experience on many types of vessels, in particular cruise liners. His experience includes assessing the suitability of a ferry for conversion, new port suitability assessments, and working up a specification for a new build 45,000 GRT liner.
He served at two UK ports as a Pilot, handling some of the largest container ships in the world, as well as coasters in small rivers with minimal under keel clearance.
He established a new management division for a superyacht brokerage company, obtained the Document of Compliance, and guided the first yacht through its Safety Management Certificate.
Paul has investigated numerous collisions, fixed object damage and unsafe port claims, where his knowledge of ship handling has been invaluable. He has carried out Marine Warranty, suitability, and condition surveys. He has also attended salvage, damage repairs and cargo cases.
Kirk is a Master Mariner with over 20 years’ sea going experience. He has command experience and has served on various vessel types such as passenger, Ro/Ro passenger, container, geared container, multi‑purpose and AHTS vessels, including both liner trades and worldwide tramping, carrying break bulk and project cargoes.
Having been a surveyor with a high quality British shipping register, he is an able ISM & ISPS auditor with extensive practical experience of verification audits, International Labour Organisation and Flag inspections of various ship types including commercial yachts. He has also carried out Flag casualty investigations.
Kirk was a licensed pilot and previously worked as Deputy Harbour Master for a small port on the UK south coast. He has a working knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) and has dealt with MCA coded small commercial vessels.
During his time as Master he was involved in the rescue of shipwrecked persons in the Caribbean and also a marine casualty in the Far East. He is a proficient ship handler and held Pilot exemptions for ports in the Persian Gulf and Europe on geared container vessels.
Roland is a Master Mariner based in the Shanghai Office. He has over 30 years’ experience at sea and for the past 22 years has been predominantly involved with the transportation of liquefied gases, including LNG, LPG ethylene, and chemical gases.
He has served in all ranks on liquefied gas ships and for the past 10 years has been Master on LPG/C Ethylene vessels. During this time he gained extensive knowledge of all technical aspects of gas ship operations.
In addition to this he has command experience of oil/chemical product tankers with further experience of bulk carriers and Ro-Ros. He has been involved with survey work for new buildings and for the sale and purchase of various vessel types.
Cris is a Master Mariner and a Marine Consultant for LOC Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi.
He has over 27 years’ experience working on and with a wide range of vessel types engaged in coastal and global trading patterns.
Cris has an MSc in Maritime Operations, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and is a Freeman of the City of London. He is an accredited OVID inspector.
He is experienced in many areas of marine casualty work including cargo damages, groundings, fires and associated claims. Before joining LOC, Cris worked for a large international maritime law firm as a Marine Investigator. He was involved in a wide range of disputes and litigations including subsea ploughing and speed and consumption claims.
He has extensive offshore marine warranty experience in rig moves, towage, trailered and skidded loadouts, and installation of offshore assets of up to 14,900 tons.
Cris has been published in several leading maritime publications and authored guides to MARPOL Annex VI. He has prepared and delivered lectures to vessel operators and professional bodies on current maritime topics.
Alexander is a Master Mariner with LOC Singapore. Alexander has 32 years seagoing experience and served as Master Mariner on board tankers worldwide and on DP construction vessels operating in the Asian Pacific region and NW Europe. He has extended experience in dredging, land reclamation, harbour and waterway maintenance, subsea construction, rock transportation and accurate subsea rock placement, pipeline trenching/back filling, cable laying, tanker and offshore operations, ice navigation, auditing ISM, ISO-9002 & ISPS, as well as in operational management. Since joining LOC he has undertaken DP-Trials and Vessel and Tow Inspections.
Phil, a Master Mariner and Marine Management & Logistics Specialist, is Director – Marine at LOC (Australia) and manages LOCA’s marine support services to our Marine Warranty clients & teams, and to our offshore energy and shipping Clients within (and intending to enter) the Australasian market.
An OVID accredited surveyor and ISM/QA auditor , Phil also coordinates and undertakes vessel audits and surveys in respect of suitability and fitness to purpose.
Phil provides expert review and advice in respect of marine Project & execution planning; offshore drilling campaign planning & execution;’ marine & offshore risk management, and shipping & chartering matters. Additionally, Phil has a sound knowledge of offshore sustainable energy methodologies & crossovers from the offshore hydrocarbon industries
David is a Consultant to LOC and is based in Brazil. He was a founder director of LOC and, until March 2007, CEO of the LOC Group. He is a Master Mariner and specialises in salvage and wreck removal operations, towage and Charterparty disputes, particularly unsafe berth and port investigations.
David is a Special Casualty Representative (SCR) and has attended numerous marine casualties worldwide, many of a complex nature, in a consulting capacity. He has provided expert evidence for various parties involved in salvage or wreck removal operations.
He has also given expert evidence in various other cases within his area of expertise in the Royal High Court of Justice and commercial arbitrations in the UK, as well as other jurisdictions including the USA and Malaysia
Andrew Pointing is Managing Director of LOC Stavanger. He has acted as Contractor’s Representative on a number of Norwegian based projects. In the shipping industry he has assisted in major marine casualty investigations including vessel / quay collision investigation, collision analysis, grounding, unsafe port allegations, salvage, speed and consumption claims covered by time charter and voyage charter parties. He has investigated and reported on cased of personal injury, chemical cargo contamination and cargo shortage claims and has performed condition surveys on vessels for entry into P& I Clubs. In the role of Marine Warranty Surveyor he has been involved in approving loadout, sailaway and installation operations on a number of offshore and onshore projects. He has attended fabrication yards across Europe, Canada and Korea and has attended offshore sites in the North Sea and Nigeria. He has attended onboard heavy lift vessels for approval of numerous module lifting operations and has attended offshore for approval of pipelay operations.
He has conducted surveys of tugs, supply vessels, standby vessels, survey vessels and barges for suitability and on-hire/off-hire purposes and has also attended towage operations in the North Sea area. He has acted as Marine Coordinator for various semi and jack-up rig moves in the North Sea and West of Hebrides. Work included scopes of work for ITTs, Tender evaluations, detailed planning – budget control, schedule, vessel – equipment – services provision, procedures, risk assessment and offshore attendances.
Clive is a Master Mariner and Marine Consultant with LOC and has over 30 years sea-going experience in all ranks on Bulk Carriers, General Cargo and Tanker vessels, with over 18 years as Master on Cape and Gear-bulk carriers and General Cargo vessels. He has extensive ship-handling experience in a variety of different sized vessels. He also has extensive experience in the loading, carriage and discharge of a wide range of Bulk and Break Bulk Cargoes ranging from Grain type, various Ore / Concentrates, Steel, Steel Products, Timber and Forestry Products, Containers, Project Cargo and Concentrated Orange Juice. Clive has long experience in the on board training of British and Filipino Deck Cadets.
During his time as Master he has embarked on fixed trading routes as well as worldwide tramping voyages via the Panama Canal, Suez Canal, through the Strait of Magellan, the Malacca Straits and around the Cape of Good Hope.
Ricardo is a Master Mariner and Marine Manager with LOC Tampico.
He served on board several types of vessel over a 20 year sea-going career, including general cargo, tankers, DP, multi-purpose and semi-submersible vessels. He also supervised the construction of a number of DP offshore vessels.
With LOC, Ricardo has undertaken a variety of marine consultancy assignments including casualties, cargo damages and condition surveys on behalf of major P & I clubs worldwide.
Ricardo has acted as marine warranty surveyor for a number of fixed marine platform transportation and installation projects.
He is an accredited OVID Inspector, Rig Mover Class B and SDT Ultrasonic Tightness Test Operator.
Jeff a Master Mariner is employed as a Marine Consultant / Warranty Surveyor. During his seagoing career he sailed on a variety of dry-cargo vessels including general cargo, liner, bulk, container and off-shore vessels. He has extensive experience with sensitive cargoes (mineral sands, grains etc. from Australia & fertilizers to Australia) and is frequently called to assist owners and charterers when vessels are scheduled to call at Australia. Since coming ashore in 2009, Jeff has qualified as a member of the Nautical Institute (AFNI – Associate Fellow) and International Institute of Marine Surveying (MIIMS – Full Member). His practical and commercial experience has resulted in his services being utilized by P & I and Salvage companies for assignments throughout Asia, Korea, China and Australia. He is frequently instructed by various legal firms to assist with nautical advice and prepares expert statements as appointed. Jeff also undertakes vetting inspections of bulk carriers on behalf of Rightship Pty Ltd, and he is also an approved Nautical Government surveyor for Antigua and Barbuda.
Sigurd is a Master Mariner at LOC Aberdeen. Sigurd has 18 years seafaring experience both in the North Sea and worldwide. Sigurd has sailed on various offshore vessels including Dive Support Vessels, Heavy Lift Vessels, Vessels conducting subsea installations, Supply Vessels, AHTS and vessels conducting ROV operations. From December 2008 to June 2012 he was a member of the project crew during the building of the Hi-Load DP vessel and after the construction was completed he sailed on the vessel as Chief Officer. In December 2012 Sigurd started work with LOC in the Aberdeen Office and he has been involved in various different types of work. He has also been a DP Instructor and has conducted Basic and Advanced DP Courses.
During his career, he has gained many qualifications, including:
Instructor for Basic and Advanced DP Courses
Carried out Subsea Operations which involved Diving and ROV Operations
Ken is Managing Director of LOC Abu Dhabi. He joined London Offshore Consultants in the Middle East as Marine Manager after six years co‑ordinating all offshore marine activities and projects for Qatar Petroleum and its contractors in a shore based and offshore capacity. He has performed a range of vessel surveys and audit including DP suitability, condition, safety and damage surveys, suitability for purpose, technical evaluations, etc. He has extensive experience in marine project management. He has written and evaluated all types of marine procedures, regulations and guidelines for the offshore oil and gas industry. He has carried out rig moves from tow master, rig mover, and company representative positions in West Africa and the Middle East on jack‑up and semi‑submersible rigs. Ken specialises in all aspects of marine project work from initial conception to final completion, onshore and offshore.
Sudhir is a Master Mariner and Marine Consultant at LOC London. Sudhir has extensive expertise at sea sailing on Cruise vessels, Container vessels, Crude Oil Tankers and Bulk carriers. He also has several years’ experience ashore as a marine superintendent and quality manager for a blue-chip company operating over 100 Pure Car Carriers.
Since joining LOC in 2011, Sudhir has acted as a Marine Consultant and as a Marine Warranty Surveyor carrying out a large number of condition surveys and pre-purchase surveys on a variety of vessels including tugs, supply vessels, semi-submersible heavy-lift vessels and barges. He also has experience in reviewing and approval of documentation, attendance and witnessing of towage approvals, load outs and transportation of offshore assets. He has undertaken investigations on behalf of ship-owners and P&I clubs into subsea asset damages and container ship damages due to fire.
Richard is a Master Mariner and an Associate of LOC. He is based in London and has over 44 years seagoing experience principally on LPG, LNG and oil tankers but also on dry bulk carriers. He has sailed in all ranks for over 35 years solely on LPG, clean products, and LNG tankers. He has extensive experience of ship-to-ship transfer operations on LPG tankers in both sheltered and open water environments.
His seagoing experience on gas carriers includes a number of periods of newbuilding and shiprepair supervision in shipyards worldwide. He has worked as a liaison officer for “EUNavfor” which included giving advice to ships and owners on anti-piracy precautions in the waters off Somalia. As Marine Consultant and Marine Warranty Surveyor he has carried out condition surveys of various vessels for use on offshore projects and has experience in supervising, witnessing and approving the lifting of heavy and project cargoes for the offshore industry. He has also investigated and advised on damage claims involving oil and gas tankers.
Adrian is General Manager of LOC Aberdeen and a Master Mariner with 28 years seafaring experience both in the North Sea and worldwide. He joined LOC in 2009. In 2002 he decided to begin working onshore, and progressed to marine consultancy. He has been actively involved in the Marine Safety Forum and the Steering Group. He has also acted as a senior consultant, regularly attending logistic and other specialist meetings.
Adrian has undertaken management roles abroad, where he was involved in the implementation of Marine Operations procedures and raising HSE awareness on chartered vessels. He also worked to improve ship/shore/rig interfaces, reporting to senior management on progress, and sharing opportunities.
A Master Mariner, Sanjay is an Associate Director of LOC based in New York and specialises in marine casualties. His experience includes collisions, groundings, unsafe ports, oil and chemical spills, ship to ship transfer, fires, oil cargo contamination, gas leaks, steel/bulk cargo damage, bunker disputes etc. He has dealt with nickel and iron ore issues related with high moisture contents leading to liquefaction or formation of wet base and their resolution. Sanjay also has a wide experience in Marine warranty surveys with particular focus on towing of vessels/rigs, loadouts and sailaways of offshore project cargoes.
Prior to joining LOC, he headed the Investigation Department of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and was also engaged in prosecutions in Singapore Courts. There he gained experience in responding to marine emergencies and in exercises such as passenger evacuation and spills. He was involved in navigational and operational safety of the port.
He has over 17 years of seagoing experience and has sailed on a wide variety of ships including ULCCs, OBOs and multi-purpose vessels, the last 10 years being on tankers and product carriers. He also took deliveries of new built ships from shipyards.
Paul is a Master Mariner and Associate Director with LOC Miami. He has over 30 years’ seagoing experience, the last 15 years being in command of capesize bulk carriers, container vessels, heavy lift/multi-purpose vessels and seismic survey vessels.
Paul is an appointed Special Casualty Representative (SCR) at Lloyd’s, and since joining LOC in 2005 has been engaged on a variety of marine casualty work; in particular major salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide.
He has also prepared expert reports on total losses, groundings, unsafe berths, bulk carriers and cargoes and container loss claims. He has also acted as marine warranty surveyor for various heavy lift operations.
Paul is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and has contributed written papers, lectures and seminars to the industry in a variety of subjects.
Stuart is a Master Mariner and a marine consultant with LOC London. Stuart has a seafaring career spanning over 30 years with Command experience on Ro-Ro ferries and fast multi-hull vessels. He also has extensive experience and knowledge of aluminium catamarans, both fast ferries and crew transfer vessels, for the offshore industry.
Stuart has carried out a vast number of condition surveys on a variety of vessels on behalf of insurance interests and for offshore contractors and oil companies. He has, as a consultant and as a Marine Warranty Surveyor, experience in reviewing and approval of documentation, attendance and witnessing of towage approvals, load outs and installation of offshore assets.
Jon is a Master Mariner, a Director of LOC Group and Regional Director Asia and Australia. He specialises in casualty investigations and related disputes and litigation.
He has acted on behalf of P& I clubs, Admiralty lawyers and insurance interests on matters including loss of cargo, cargo damage, pollution, and speed/angle of blow investigations. He is an approved Special Casualty Representative (SCR) and has attended major salvage and wreck removal operations in the Asia Pacific region, including those where the SCOPIC Clause was invoked.
Jon has been appointed as expert witness in many arbitration/court proceedings in Malaysia, Australia, South Korea and Singapore.
He has a strong seagoing background on product/chemical tankers and has extensive offshore marine warranty survey experience as project manager and attending surveyor.
Paul is a director of LOC Hong Kong and brings many years of knowledge and expertise, both afloat and ashore.
Has been in command of panamax, handymax, and handysize, bulk carriers, sailing worldwide.
Paul has considerable experience of a wide range of bulk and break bulk cargoes, ranging from ore, cement, coal, grain, steel products, timber, forestry products, container and project cargoes, including heavy lifts. Additionally, he has broad experience of cargo documentation and port operations.
He specialises in investigations and providing expert advice on all issues relating to bulk and break bulk cargoes, groundings, collisions and unsafe port / berth claims, preparing expert reports for London and Hong Kong arbitrations.
Paul has carried out accident investigations on behalf of Malta Transport (affiliated to the Maltese Flag).
He has an in depth knowledge of the ISM and ISPS codes and is a registered IMCA Surveyor, having conducted surveys on a wide variety of offshore vessels and heavy lift crane vessels / barges.
Paul is a Master Mariner and Consultant at LOC London. He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Royal Navy qualified Specialist Navigator. Paul was honoured with an MBE for his contribution to Humanitarian Relief following the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.
Paul has 37 years’ sea-going experience working on a broad range of commercial and primarily military vessels and 12 years sea command experience on a variety of naval auxiliaries undertaking global operations, particularly maritime and anti-piracy operations, including winter navigation in high latitudes and ice navigation in the South Atlantic, as well as transit of many inland waterways. His practical and theoretical knowledge of ship handling, bridge resource management, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, bridge systems and precision navigation compliments his experience with both traditional and electronic navigation.
Paul has provided Expert Witness report for salvage dangers, grounding and unsafe port/berth claims and as a Marine Warranty Surveyor he has undertaken a number of surveys that have included offshore vessels, barges, jack-up vessels, workboats, tugs and a passenger vessel.
Vaughan is a Master Mariner and a Director of LOC in Singapore, and is on the panel of SCRs (Special Casualty Representative).
He has sailed as Master on oil and chemical tankers worldwide and is conversant with most other types of vessels. He has extensive experience in the preparation of procedures for several international marine companies.
At LOC, he has specialised in marine casualty investigations, including groundings, strandings, collisions, total losses, sinkings and cargo removal from wrecks, acting on behalf of P & I clubs, owners and insurance interests.
He also has extensive offshore warranty survey experience particularly with FPSO conversion and construction, including towage studies and approvals.
Vaughan has carried out studies on jetty developments in Asia, including jetty inspections, and has undertaken port management, pilotage duties and port captaincy work in the region.