Marine Engineering Surveyor and Safety Expert #ID6516

‚ÄčID6516 is a Marine Engineering Surveyor and Safety expert regarding; vessel and offshore platforms, containerised freight management - ports and harbour infrastructure, machinery failure investigation and safety; propulsion and vessel component integrity and failure.

He is an expert in the Marine Engineering field predominately dominating matters involving the Oil and LNG - Gas sector, foreign going ships, vessels and cargo/freight transportation.

He is a statutorily appointed Marine Inspector having compiled over 250 maritime engineering investigations - (Commercial, Recreational and Foreign Flagged vessels) assisting Marine Safety Agencies and Work Safe Authorities in both formal prosecutions and deceased inquests on behalf of Australian and European maritime bodies.

ID6516 commonly advises, and provides both oral and written technical expert opinions to instructing solicitors and Counsel in litigation in Australia and overseas.

He is also an advisor to various Marine Engineering and Safety Agencies within Australia.

ID6516 has been appointed as a technical expert in Federal, District and Supreme Courts in Australia.

Career Highlights

  • ID6516 lectures in the field of marine survey engineering, auditing and safety throughout South East Asia, the United Kingdom, China, Australia and the USA.

  • From a Marine Engineering and Surveying perspective, ID6516 has worked aboard a variety of vessel classes including; Multi-Purpose Self loaders, Roll On/Roll Off Car Carriers, Cruise liner Class, Offshore Anchor Handling Vessels, Offshore Supply Vessels - Oil and LNG, Panamax Class, Containership, Combo-Heavy lift Ships and Bulk Carrier Class [Iron Ore and LNG].

  • ID6516's training and experience includes investigating cause, costing and estimating ship repairs and damages; costing and estimating of ship materials and fabrication, On Hire and Off Hire quantification of costs, corrosion prevention, LNG quality construction standards, machinery root cause analysis and dry docking.

  • He has published numerous technical papers and reports on various marine safety and engineering issues.

Education Highlights

  • Diploma in Marine Surveying - Commercial Ship (Marine) Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • Trade qualified Marine Technician
  • Marine Engineering Ship Class Inspector
  • Foreign Going Flag State Marine Engineering Surveyor
  • National Maritime Operations Certificate (C.O.C) for (Commercial Vessel Operations) in both Marine/Celestial Navigation

Employment Highlights

ID6516 has advised foreign going fleet managers, technical superintendents, port operators and authorities in areas including Cargo and Freight Management, Occupational Health and Safety and has also investigated catastrophic (fatal) engineering incidents that have occurred at sea, within ports and ashore.

He has been trained in, and instructs in the field of SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Foreign Going, bridge management, and the utilisation/deployment of life saving appliances aboard commercial vessels.

Due to the nature of his work, ID6516 has been involved in the utilisation of rapid response air (Heli) and sea assets, in such incidents involving; domestic/recreational and commercially operated passenger ferries, and Foreign Going vessels.

ID6516 has extensive experience in surveying and in the investigation of marine engineering failures including; shore based and offshore crane and heavy lift failures, and ships crane failures in the offshore supply vessel (OSV- LNG/Oil), containerised freight and in the oil and gas industry.

ID6516 has been appointed as a technical expert in Federal, District and Supreme Courts in Australia. He has given evidence in chief and been cross examined in various courts and coronial inquests throughout Australia.

Membership Highlights

  • Member International Institute of Marine Surveyors (MIIS)
  • Member Forensic Engineers Society of Australia (FESA)

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