Chris GascoigneChartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer
  • Class One Marine Engineer STCW III/2
  • Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Chris is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Having served at sea and worked ashore in other technical roles, he first entered marine consultancy in 2008, and progressed to heading the UK marine engineering department of another leading marine consultancy. Chris joined Solis Marine Consultants in July 2021.

His surveying and consultancy experience includes main and auxiliary machinery failure and damage investigations, collision damages, bunker disputes, ship’s crane damages, fires and explosions, salvage and wreck removal. He applies a forensic, open-minded and balanced approach to his investigative work, with health, safety, environmental and human elements as other key considerations. Chris has attended mediation and given expert evidence at arbitration and in court.

At sea, he served on numerous cruise vessels, ro-ro’s, tugs and a dredger. He achieved his Class One Certificate of Competency (Motor) and has a broad experience of diesel, steam and diesel/steam electric propulsion systems and auxiliaries.

Other shore-based experience have included the commissioning of power generation and prime mover control systems, including gas turbines and dual fuel engines. He has also been involved in new-build, state-of-the-art environmental systems design, and in the development, trials and implementation of environmentally acceptable lubricants and hydraulic fluids.

Through his consultancy, he continues to be engaged with the environmental aspects of shipping, including through compliance surveys and other related matters, such as pollution investigations and discretionary claims.


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