WILL ELLISON MEng, MRINAConsultant Naval Architect,
AIS & VDR Analyst
  • University of Southampton, Master of Engineering (Hons) Ship Science 2011
  • Member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects 2011


Will is a naval architect providing consultancy services to marine and offshore clients focussing on hydrostatic stability and strength analysis, casualty management and project risk management, and AIS and VDR investigations into shipping incidents.

His naval architecture work has included support for salvage and wreck removal operations on and off site, investigations into vessel damage to determine cause of sinking, and analysis of stability and subdivision for compliance with international standards. He has also provided expert advice on tonnage for determining limitation of liability, and technical advice for disputes on high speed collisions, loading and stability issues and seaworthiness issues.

Working alongside Solis Marine’s Special Casualty Representatives (SCRs) and salvage clients, Will has been involved in a number of casualty management projects, providing technical advice on factors affecting the casualty, preparation and negotiation of ITTs, bid evaluation and contract negotiation. He has also assisted salvors with the preparation of the CL Risk Solution’s xpoSure risk register, used to manage risk and negotiate contracts for high risk projects.

In addition Will has worked with AIS and VDR data interpretation to provide visual representations of vessel movements for use in collision, casualty and traffic analyses. This work has been used in expert witness reports for ongoing legal disputes in both civil and criminal cases. He is also working as part of the Solis Marine team providing Solis’s Rapid Replay 2D and 3D playback of these vessel movements to provide Owners, Insurers and Lawyers with an immediate overview of the circumstances surrounding a particular incident.

In his previous role at the Standard P&I Club, Will handled the underwriting for a number of the club’s North American, UK and Asian accounts (working from both London and Singapore) which included marketing for new business, negotiating the renewal of existing business, managing relationships with the club’s members, developing and marketing the club’s various insurance products and speaking at seminars and forums across Asia.


Solis Marine Consultants
Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0DA, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 3794 3076
M: +44 (0) 7766 000 179
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