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Pre-purchase surveys

Executed pre-purchase survey of the ex Swedish Navy m.v. “Pingvinen” on behalf of Messrs Mare Trading, Spaarndam, The Netherlands.

Executed pre-purchase survey of the m.t. “Remolcanosa Cinco” moored alongside in Vigo/Spain on behalf of Messrs Anglo Dutch Shipbrokers, Schilde, Belgium for interested party.

Executed pre-purchase survey of the m.t. “Marechiaro” moored alongside in Naples/Italy on behalf of messrs Jan Cardan BV, Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel, The Netherlands for Africa Salvage, Buchanan, Liberia


During the career as a salvage consultant until todays' date advice was given to Governments and Governmental bodies, to International Maritime Law firms, Marine Insurance companies, PandI clubs and other interested parties. Examples are given below:


Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - "Le Joola" - ferry disaster Senegal.

National Maritime Authority of Sweden - "Estonia" - ferry disaster Baltic sea.

Law firms:

Messrs Clyde & Co LLP - London, UK - Analysis of the report: Disappearance of the reefer vessel "Merry Fisher" aka "Dromon". 2017

Campbell Johnston Clark - London, UK. Tug "Vladimir Ignatyuk" / Hutton TLP tow. (2015)

Smallegange Advocaten - Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The tug "Salvaliant" and the stranding of the pontoon "Margaret" (2014/2015)

Messrs Clyde & Co LLP - London, UK - AHTS "Bourbon Liberty" vs m.v. "Endeavour Strait" (2014).

Messrs John Grimmer and  Associates/ Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP - New York, USA - m.t. "Prestige" (2004-2014).

Messrs INCE & Co - London, UK - m.v. "Fedra" (2011), super yacht "Ocean One".

Messrs Kennedys Law - London, UK - Dredge 2, "Solondo" (2010).

Messrs Kernkamp Advocaten - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - s.s. "Shieldhall".

Messrs Fitzhugh, Parker & Alvaro, Boston, MA, USA - m.v. "Kamari".

Messrs Thomas Cooper & Stibbard (now Thomas Cooper), London, UK- motortug "Willem B. Sr".

Insurance and P&I:

Messrs RaetsMarine Insurance B.V. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Fishing vessel "TX68" vs guard ship "Maria". North Sea. 2016

Messrs Langlois, Antwerp, Belgium. Transport tug boat "MTS Victory" - Twin barge "Wim - Tom", Belgium. 2015

Groupama Transport SA. (now Helvetia) Le Havre, France and UK Club, London, UK - m.v. "Indian Ocean Explorer II". (2011)

SCUA Antwerp, Belgium and GARD Sweden, Gotenburg -  Ro-ro ferry "Stena Britannica".(2011)

West of England P&I, London, UK - m.v. "Ice Prince".(2009)

Private parties:

Jan Cardan BV -  Mediation in dispute between Holland Salve BV and Avalon Maritime BV - Urk, The Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster n.v. Papendrecht, The Netherlands - backhoe dredger "Tauracavor". (2008)