- Master Mariner STCW II/2.1
- Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors No. 0209. Oil & Gas / Project Cargo
Paul is a master mariner with extensive experience and has spent over 17 years as a Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) and consultant within the oil and gas industry working with oil majors. He joined Solis Marine Consultants in January 2021 after being based in the Middle East with a major international marine consultancy. Much of that work was with oil and gas projects which required attendances worldwide. As a project leader, Paul provides management and full oversight of maritime projects in all the areas of his expertise which included many vessel surveys.
Paul’s principal activities concerned the provision of MWS services for large onshore and offshore energy projects. Typically, this required the review of all marine related procedures and attendances both onshore and offshore to approve and witness critical operations as outlined below.
- Review of lifting, load-out/load-in, transport and towage procedures.
- Attend project meetings, risk assessments and HAZIDs.
- Attends onshore as MWS on site for load-outs, load-ins and sailaways.
- Attends offshore for jacket, deck and sub-sea installation works.
Paul has acted as the representative of insurers and insured interests on several high-profile wreck removal projects including ‘CP VALOUR’, ‘SIERRA NAVA’ and ‘COSTA CONCORDIA’.
He also served as a first class pilot in the rivers Humber, Trent and Ouse in the UK where he manoeuvred all types of vessels to river berths and docks in all weather conditions and tidal currents with and without tugs. That work also involved transiting narrow channels with minimum under keel clearance when necessary.
As a deck officer he gained experience on anchor handling vessels, dredgers, reefers, Ro-Ro’s and product carriers.
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