PAUL WALTON AFNIConsultant Master Mariner
  • Master Mariner STCW II/2.1
  • Associal Fellow of the Nautical Institute
  • Lead Auditor (ISO 9001, ISM, ISPS)
  • Member of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors


Paul brings many years of experience as master of panamax, handymax, and handysize bulk carriers and ship management ashore. Cargo specialisation has included carriage of ores, coal, grain, steel products, timber and forestry products, container, cement, cars and trailers, project cargoes and heavy lifts.

Paul has given expert oral evidence in the High Courts of London and Hong Kong and during arbitration tribunals in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has also acted as a nautical assessor to the High Court of Hong Kong.

As a marine consultant, Paul has spent time in the London market as well as a number of years in Hong Kong as director of a busy office for an international firm of consultants. Instructions have taken him to all parts of Europe, Africa, Indian Sub-Continent and Asia for site attendances involving many types of marine incidents.

He has prepared expert reports and advice on issues relating to bulk and break-bulk cargoes including liquefaction incidents, unsafe port/berth claims and unseaworthiness. He has also investigated groundings, collisions, ISM, ISPS and navigation issues.

Paul has also carried out Hull and Machinery and condition surveys on a wide variety of vessel types.


Solis Marine Consultants
Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0DA
M: +44 (0) 7838 218994
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