• Master Mariner STCW 11/2.1
    Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute
    Accredited Accident Investigator


Richard is a master mariner with extensive experience in command of cruise ships, accident investigation and in the role of fleet director. He has given expert evidence in English Courts. Richard’s career at sea included time on bulk, container, reefer and cruise vessels. Following four years in command, he took up the position of Safety and Quality Manager ashore in 2002. He has held the position of DPA for a fleet of bulk and ro-ro vessels. As an accredited accident investigator for seven years with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), he carried out numerous investigations around the world into collisions, groundings, fatal accidents and cargo related incidents. Richard was fleet director at Saga Cruises from 2013 to 2015, responsible for the safe and cost-effective operation of a fleet of cruise ships. He established his own consultancy in 2015 providing project management and auditing services to the marine industry as well as being an inspector and accident investigator for the Antigua and Barbuda Flag Administration in the UK. Richard joined Solis Marine Consultants in June 2017.


Solis Marine Consultants
Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0DA, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 3794 3076
M: +44 (0) 7860 807649
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