Casework Experience

Covering a wide range of incidents

The following is a selection of the more notable cases I have been involved in:-

  • A major loss of containers in the N.W. Pacific and the study of the implications of an alternative routeing;
  • Total loss of a fishing vessel and crew off N. E. Scotland;
  • Loss of a tanker and major pollution incident in the Bay of Biscay;
  • Container Vessel – cargo wetting followed by explosion of cargo and fire;
  • Damage to a Semi-submersible drilling rig off N. Scotland;
  • Damage and sinking of a vessel in Kuwait;
  • Loss of a drilling rig in transit off S. Africa;
  • Storm damage and injury/death of passengers in cruise vessel;
  • Loss of a vessel and unsafe port questions in Japan;
  • Vessel damage in fog in China;
  • Storm damage to a luxury Yacht off Florida;
  • Rust damage to steel cargo waiting loading in Saudi Arabia;
  • Damage to a cargo of rice en route through hull sweating;
  • Report for insurance purposes on severe wildfires in Southern California;
  • Vessel damage and unsafe port considerations- Montenegro;
  • Vessel damage through a crane falling on it in a storm – Japan;
  • Damage to civil engineering works by excess rainfall – Ghana;
  • Grounding and loss of a Tanker – Nigeria;
  • Vessel loss through cargo shifting off India;
  • Insurance report on wild fires and severe winds in State of Victoria, Australia.
  • Personal Injury on leisure craft – Solent
  • Storm damage to Peterhead Harbour
  • Loss of Yacht off Bermuda
  • Damage to coastal Leisure centre – Hampshire
  • Water damage to containers in transit – S China Sea and Indian Ocean
  • Inshore winds and waves for demurrage dispute – Mozambique
  • Collision and damage by anchor dragging- English Channel.
  • Loss of vessel in Gulf of Guinea

In addition I have prepared many other reports on vessel or cargo damage, demurrage instances, laycan disputes and speed and consumption questions.

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About Me

I have been preparing reports on weather and sea states for law firms and other agencies for over 20 years. I have extensive experience of co-operating with other expert witnesses on subjects such as ship motion or navigational matters.