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Graham Ayers
Marine Engineer

Mobile: +44 (0)7801 015 120
Email: graham.ayers@braemar.com

Profile: Marine Engineer.  Previously worked for another leading surveying firm where he was Senior Engineer Surveyor for three years. Graham has worked predominately as a Marine Casualty Investigator carrying out H&M work for London Underwriters.

Prior to surveying, Graham was at sea for over 20 years.  He was General Manager with a ship repair company, Technical Manager of a ferry company and Chief Engineer at Dover Harbour Board.

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John Boyd
Marine Engineer

Mobile:  +44 (0)7748 967 106

Email: john.boyd@braemar.com

Profile: Over forty six years experience in marine engineering. H&M damage surveys and investigations with experience in semi submersible and jack-up drilling rigs.

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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)754 886 6690

Email: david.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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Barry Crabb
Principal Surveyor

Mobile: +44 (0)7798 881 481

Email: barry.crabb@braemar.com

Profile: Marine Engineer: Combined steam and motor experience. H&M, warranty and condition surveys.

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Shaun Dillon
Marine Engineer

Mobile: +44 (0)7711 489 245
Email: shaun.dillon@braemar.com

Profile:  Marine Engineer:  Joining us from another leading surveying firm where he was Senior Principal Engineer, Shaun has over seven years of experience covering a wide range of surveys with particular experience in H&M work predominantly for London Underwriters. He was at sea for over fifteen years and served on a variety of vessels.

Prior to starting a career as a marine surveyor he was Superintendent for a fleet of fast ferries and worked for five years as Technical Manager for a marine engineering & ship repair company. Attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Insurance (2011-12). 

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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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Paul Hill
Marine Engineer
Chief Surveyor - Western Europe

Mobile: +44 (0)7711 489 246

Email: paul.hill@braemar.com

Profile: Experience of wide range of vessels including tankers, reefer, passenger and fast ferries. Latterly ship repair manager.

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Tim Lewis
Civil Engineer
Director, Ports & Harbours

Mobile: +44 (0)7920 339 860
Email: tim.lewis@braemar.com

Profile: Tim is a marine civil engineer and has spent many years in a similarly senior position with another leading marine consultancy. Tim’s area of specialism is with regard to investigating and providing expert opinion on fixed and floating object damage incidents and on unsafe berth cases, working on instruction from P&I Clubs, insurers and lawyers. In his role Tim is responsible for developing the Ports & Harbours business world-wide.

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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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Dirk Jan Osinga
Master Mariner
Head of Salvage Consulting

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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Paul Saunders
Marine Engineer

Mobile: +44 (0)7557 018 954
Email: paul.saunders@braemar.com

Profile: Paul is a Marine Engineer with Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency. He has sea service on Diesel and Diesel electric propulsion vessels including the world’s largest motor propelled trimaran. Paul has 16 years’ experience as Superintendent with modern geared multipurpose dry cargo vessels, and offshore / research vessels. He has managed numerous dry docking and repair contracts worldwide and has undertaken several major conversion projects.

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Stefano Scarpa
Naval Architect

Mobile: 44 (0)7894 521 202

Tel: +44 (0)20 7015 0342

Email: stefano.scarpa@braemar.com

Profile:  Naval Architect: maritime and superyacht professional with more than 15 years experience in design, naval architecture consulting and project management, complemented by technical and business qualifications (CEng and MBA).

His expertise includes concept design, hydrodynamics, motion analysis, model testing, intact and damage stability, yacht new build process and yacht pre-purchase survey. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Fluent in Italian and Spanish.

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Ken Wardle
Principal Surveyor

Mobile: +44 (0)7900 220 559

Email: ken.wardle@braemar.com

Profile: Marine Engineer: Twenty five years seagoing experience, twelve of which in the capacity of chief engineer, sailing on passenger, refrigerated cargo, Ro-Ro and reefer container vessels. Twenty two years surveying with extensive knowledge in the field of warranty work, H&M damage surveys and technical investigations. Particular expertise in tropical fruit and other reefer cargoes.

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Gerry Williams
Consultant Surveyor

Mobile: +44 (0)7738 041 073

Email: gerry.williams@braemar.com

Profile: Marine Engineer: Experience in all forms of damage and warranty surveys. Special experience in ISM and safety related matters, technical investigations and risk assessments. Expert witness.

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Jeff Wilson
Director, Marine Consulting

Mobile: +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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