Master Mariners

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M S Choi
Master Mariner

Mobile: +82 (0)16 833 7996

Email: busan@braemar.com

Profile: Eight years experience on bulk carriers, container vessels and car carriers. Seventeen years marine surveyor and adjuster for P&I and H&M claims. Specialising in loading heavy lift and project specific cargoes. Languages: English, Korean.

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Kevin Constable
Marine Manager (Europe), Ports & Harbours

Mobile:+44 (0)7748 982 536
Email: kevin.constable@braemar.com

Profile:  Kevin is a Master Mariner with 25 years of industry experience including 16 years at sea on a variety of vessels, including auxiliary product tankers and RO-Pax. Prior to joining Braemar he worked for 9 years as a senior pilot for ports such as Felixstowe and Harwich, during which time he piloted some of the world’s largest cargo vessels. 

Kevin has an MSc in Maritime Operations and Management, is a member of The IMarEST and The Nautical Institute and is a Chartered Marine Technologist. He is a qualified ISM and ISO 9001 lead auditor.       

He will be developing aspects of the ports and harbour consultancy services, such as vessel manoeuvring, navigation and marine risk as well as offering expert opinion services to the insurance and legal markets on navigation, unsafe berth and unsafe port cases.

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David Cope
Master Mariner

Mobile:  +44 (0)7920 339 871

Email: davidross.cope@braemar.com

Profile: Master Mariner: Degree in Nautical Studies, and member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Seventeen years seagoing experience and thirty years experience as a marine casualty investigator and surveyor, including hull and machinery damage surveys, project cargo and towage approval surveys for world-wide delivery, loading and voyage approval surveys, new-building and repair shipyard risk surveys.

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Jeff Dickinson
Master Mariner

Tel: +44 (0) 191 423 3782

Mobile: +44 (0)7710 927 905

Email: jeff.dickinson@braemar.com

Profile: Seagoing twenty seven years, ten years master tankers & bulk carriers. twenty years marine surveyor. Extensive survey experience - P&I condition, C/P disputes, performance analysis, cargo damage, grounding, collision, expert witness.

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Lyubomir Djambazov
Principal Surveyor, Bulgaria and
P&I Services Manager-Eastern Europe

Mobile: +359 886 800 137

Email: lyubomir.djambazov@braemar.com

Profile: Master Mariner: Nine years seagoing experience on general cargo, Ro-Ro and container vessels. Experience in warranty and towage surveys, hull and cargo damage surveys, on and off hire and condition surveys.

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David Duffield
P&I Services Manager-Western Europe & Africa

Mobile: +44 (0)7703 200 736

Email: david.duffield@braemar.com

Profile: Master Mariner: Seventeen years sea experience, bulk, general, car, reefers & LPG vessels, twenty three years surveying, oil/chemical/LPG Q&Q, P&I condition, hull/cargo, on/off hire, shore salvage recovery management.

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Richard Gayton
Regional Director - Americas

Mobile: +1 212 587 9302

Email: richard.gayton@braemar.com 

Profile: A Master Mariner with eighteen years seagoing experience, five years with a leading P&I Club managing their survey progamme and eleven years as a marine casualty investigator and surveyor, including hull and machinery damage surveys, salvage surveys, project cargo and towage approval surveys for world-wide delivery, loading and voyage approval surveys, new-building and repair shipyard risk surveys and expert witness.

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Stephen Hawthorne
Master Mariner

Mobile: +65 9661 7356

Email: stephen.hawthorne@braemar.com

Profile: Has nineteen years experience in the marine industry. Holder of a South African Foreign Going Masters Certificate. Has experience in the oil industry and holds a dangerous cargo endorsement for both oil and chemical vessels. He has spent time in the North Sea on EERV's and working in the towage / construction industry driving multicats. Steve also has experience in P&I surveys, Hull & Machinery surveys, Condition surveys, towage approvals and a variety of cargo related surveys.

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Geoff Holland
Principal Surveyor (Nautical)
Special Casualty Representative (SCR)

Mobile: +65 9298 6455
Email: geoff.holland@braemar.com

Profile: Master Mariner (UK Class 1), Special Casualty Representative (SCR), H&M surveys (casualty & risk), P&I surveys (casualty & risk), Warranty surveys (including Tow Approvals, Voyage Approvals, JH surveys, project cargoes etc.), Consultancy and Legal support. 20 years seagoing experience, including reefers, general cargo, container and products carrier, extensive offshore experience on DP Subsea Construction and AHTS vessels.

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Robert Kerr
Staff Nautical Surveyor

Mobile: +86 186 2133 2502
Email: shanghai@braemar.com

Profile:  Staff Nautical Surveyor: Robert is a commissioned Naval Officer and served with the South African Navy for 9 years and on leaving, 8 years as a tug master.  Robert has worked as a Marine Surveyor for the last 8 years and has experience at Richards Bay conducting bulk cargo inspections draft surveys and has also conducted towage approvals, rig moves, on/off hire surveys, pre-purchase, P&I and H&M condition surveys and casualty investigations.  As a ship manger he has acted as DPA, a ship repair manager for offshore vessels and is a qualified ISO 9001 internal auditor.

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Nathan Mills
Master Mariner

Mobile:  +44 (0)7920 339 869
Email: nathan.mills@braemar.com

Profile: Nathan is a Master Mariner and joins us as a Marine Consultant after a period sailing as Staff Captain with a major Cruise Line. Nathan has also gained extensive consulting experience in Houston with a well-known local firm and acted for clubs, lawyers and underwriters in numerous vessel and cargo damage disputes. He has a wealth of cargo experience gained on bulkers and chemical tankers in addition to his command experience on passenger ships. Most recently he has acted as a navigation expert for the renewable energy industry. In addition to cargo expertise he can advise on navigation issues and unsafe ports and berth issues.

 

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Anne Myers
Master Mariner

Mob: +27 (0)79 899 2434
Email: anne.myers@braemar.com

Profile: Nine years experience in the South African Navy as Combat Officer, specialising in support (Hydrographic Survey and operations support).  Eight years Deck Officer merchant fleet experience onboard oil tankers, Antarctic support and research, fisheries research, fisheries patrol, telecommunications cable laying, passenger liner, Marine Diamond Mining.  Ashore management positions commenced once qualified with Master Certificate of Competency (Unlimited), including vessel coordinator to Fugro (including operations management of company vessels and vessels of opportunity), HSE manager to offshore wind farm installations (North Sea Region) , Vessel Operations Manager to Nautic South Africa (Full ISM).

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David Nash
Senior Staff Surveyor
Master Mariner


Mobile: +1 713 560 5708
Email: david.nash@braemar.com

Profile:  Master Mariner:  David sailed as Master for several years on a variety of vessels, including LNG tankers and DP/semi-submersible drilling rigs. He later progressed his career shore side, working as Port Captain/ Superintendent where he had a number of ship management responsibilities, including compliance with international regulation, HSEQ matters and personnel. David then took up a position with GLND, where he specialized in offshore surveying (including DP vessel surveys), project cargo surveying and marine warranty surveys. David is also a qualified OVID inspector.

 

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Wayne Alves da Silva Neves 
Master Mariner

Mobile: +971 (0)50 450 8441

Email: wayne.neves@braemar.com

Profile: Holder of a South African Master Mariners Foreign Going Certificate with sixteen years seagoing experience on a variety of vessels including Crude Oil tankers, General cargo Ships and Multi purpose vessels Teu/pax/livestock/general).

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Dirk Jan Osinga
Master Mariner
Head of Salvage Consulting (Europe)

Mobile: +44 (0)7464 675 497 
Email: dirkjan.osinga@braemar.com

Profile: Dirk Jan Osinga is a Master Mariner and Head of Salvage Consulting (Europe) ‎after 18 years as a Senior Salvage Master with a major salvor. His previous work included many high profile salvage and wreck removal cases, on many of which he was the salvage master in charge of operations. He has long experience of salvage and wreck removal operations in addition to a detailed understanding of client needs relating to tendering and the contractual requirements associated with salvage and wreck removal.  He acts as Braemar’s technical lead in these matters. 

Dirk is an SCR and his consultancy work encompasses all matters relating to salvage, wreck removal, tender evaluation, the provision of expert advice in disputes and advice on the provision of emergency response

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Sven Polter 
Master Mariner

Mobile: +971 (0)50 654 1455 

Email: sven.polter@braemar.com

Profile: Fifteen years seagoing experience as Deck Officer on general cargo, heavy lift, bulk, reefer, container, polar supply, salvage and offshore supply vessels. Three years command experience on fisheries research and protection vessels.

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Marx Quebral
Principal Surveyor
Master Mariner

Mobile: +65 9834 2202

Email: marx.quebral@braemar.com

Profile: Holding a Class 1 Foreign Going Master’s Certificate, Marx spent a total of 12 years at sea, 3 years as Master and spent 4 years ashore as a superintendent and training manager. He has conducted hull and cargo damage and personnel injury investigations for P&I Clubs including grounding and collision damage. He has served as Special Hull Representative in a major salvage operation and represented the Underwriters in major hull damage repairs. With seagoing and management experience in crude, chemical and products carriers, his specialist roles include accident / incident investigation and root cause analysis, ISM / ISPS and ISO9001 / 14001 Internal auditing and  ISPS/BMP3 implementation.

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Jan Willem Stam
Master Mariner

Mobile:+31 (0)655 421 952

Email: jwstam@braemar.com

Profile:  Jan-Willem is an experienced marine surveyor joining us from SCUA Rotterdam where he was part of the team for over seven years,  Jan-Willem started his career with P&O Nedlloyd sailing as a deck officer on containerships. Further sea time was spent with Holland America where he gained his Master Mariners Certificate. During his time at SCUA, Jan-Willem carried out surveys on dry cargo, bulk, refrigerated container cargo and petrochemicals as well as some hull & machinery work. 

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Capt. Bobby Surendra
Principal Surveyor

Mobile: +1 504 259 3643

Email: bobby.surendra@braemar.com

Profile: Master Mariner -Twenty years sea experience, and more than fifteen years port captain/ surveying experience on bulk carriers, containers vessels, reefer ships, and oil tankers.  Represented several P&I Clubs and H&M underwriters on casualty surveys.  Accepted as expert witness in U.S. Admiralty Courts.

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Peter Tayler
Master Mariner

Mobile: +44 (0)773 332 1141

Email: peter.tayler@braemar.com

Profile: Sixteen years seagoing experience, bulk, car carriers, chemical and oil tankers. Twenty three years surveying, oil / chemical Q&Q, P&I condition, hull/cargo, on/off hire, pre-purchase, general condition.

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Victor Urquiola
Master Mariner

Mob: +1 305 846 6338
Email: victor.urquiola@braemar.com

Profile:  Master Mariner:  Over twenty (20) years at sea on different type of vessels including general cargo, tankers, cruise ships, ro-ro and private yachts. He commenced his career as Marine Surveyor in 2007, performing various H&M casualty, cargo and condition surveys, including pre-loading and “on hire” surveys. He joined Braemar Adjusting in 2010 after obtaining his adjusting licence, where he became country manager for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Region. As an adjuster, Victor handled complex liability marine and property claims. In May 2013 Victor transferred to Braemar SA as a staff surveyor assigned to our Miami region.

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Jonathan Wanliss
Master Mariner

Mobile: +1 206 604 4623

Email: jonathan.wanliss@braemar.com

Profile: Fourteen years seagoing experience on wide variety of vessels. Two years command experience on an icebreaker. Extensive seagoing experience in South Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans.

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Jeff Wilson
Director
Marine Consulting (Europe)

Mob: +44 (0)777 133 2098
Email: jeff.wilson@braemar.com

Profile: Jeff has 29 years of experience in operations, management and consulting on oil tankers, LNG and LPG vessels. Jeff is used as a consultant by leading law firms in gas vessel and oil tanker damage cases, ISM cases , navigation & Admiralty cases, unseaworthiness issues and  unsafe ports and weather routeing cases. He has acted as an expert witness in vessel damage cases and in piracy and cargo theft cases. He has significant experience in LNG vessel damage, usually acting for H&M underwriters. He has extensive experience of fleet management, including dry docking and due diligence work associated with financing and sale & purchase, and also leads bespoke marine consulting projects for a diverse range of first tier clients. Jeff holds a valid Master Mariner certificate and a MSC Strategy & Resource Management.

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