Ian originally joined the Company in 1985 having achieved the rank of Master in the Merchant Navy serving in Refrigerated, General and Bulk Cargo vessels, Offshore Support Vessels and Semi- Submersibles/Jack Up Offshore Drilling Units.
Following assignments throughout the Middle East, Azerbaijan and India involved in Marine Pilotage, Marine Superintendency (Offshore Industry) and Marine Consultancy & Surveying, Ian rejoined the Company in 2005 and has now accumulated some 20 years experience engaged within Marine Surveying and Consultancy and some 40 years experience of the Marine Industry on a worldwide basis.
Ian's core work and client base include P&I Associations, Marine Underwriters, Vessel Charterers and Heavy Lift and Project Cargoes together with a broad base of clients and principals in the Oil, Bulk and Petroleum Coke Industries and serves in a marine advisory and consultancy role for Conoco Phillips throughout the Humber region. Ian has an extensive level of experience throughout the Marine Industry, both in the UK and worldwide, which is rarely found and continues to be of enormous benefit to our clients.
Paul began his seagoing career in 1990 serving onboard reefer vessels as an engineering cadet. After gaining an HNC in marine engineering along with a Class 4 Certificate of Competency, he proceeded to serve on vessels including Bulk Carriers, Tank Ships, Cable Laying Vessels, Passenger Ships and Towage Vessels, gaining experience of a wide variety of trading. In 1997 Paul gained a Class 2 (Motor) Certificate of Competency subsequently serving as a Second Engineer Officer.
Since taking a position with Brodrick, Wright & Strong as a surveyor in 2004, Paul's experience in the field of Marine Surveying has included involvement with Collision Surveys, Main and Auxiliary Propulsion Machinery damages, preparing specifications for damage repairs whilst representing Hull & Machinery Underwriters and P&I Associations.