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Hong Kong

Andrew Moore & Associates Ltd
2703 Universal Trade Centre,
3 Arbuthnot Road,
Central,
Hong Kong (SAR),
China

Tel: +(852) 2861 3313 (24 hour contact)
Fax: +(852) 2865 6571
E-mail: amahk@andrew-moore.com

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Elie Amar Marine Consultant, Naval Architect.
Work Phone: +(852) 2861 3313 Website: Contact Elie Amar

Elie qualified as a Naval Architect after studying between the leading maritime universities of Sydney, Southampton, and New York. After receiving a First Class Master’s Degree of Engineering on completion of his studies, Elie joined AMA in 2012. Since that time, he has been actively involved with the investigation of marine casualties. In addition to generating 3 dimensional models of various vessels, analysing their structural strengths, together with intact and damaged stability characteristics, Elie has also constructed what-if simulations to evaluate the possible outcomes of potential salvage scenarios. He has also provided consulting to government agencies on maritime safety related matters.

While rapidly gaining experience with containers and non-standardized cargo claims and assessing the adequacy of lashing systems, Elie has provided recommendation for particular stowage arrangements and, securing  in relation to future voyages.

He has attended at shipyards in Hong Kong and China and conducted  collision damage assessments and calculations of repairs and quantity of steel required and also been involved in the assessment of renewal of berth fender systems.

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Hans Olav Langsrud Marine Consultant

Over the years, Hans Olav has accumulated sea going experience to the rank of Chief Officer on foreign going OBO vessels and, attained his Class 1 (Master Mariner) Certificate of Competency.

Following his time at sea he began his shore career in 1999 as a Port Inspector in Oslo, commanding harbor patrol and support vessels and undertaking navigational maintenance and security duties.

Moving on next to SGS Norway as a Cargo Inspector, Hans Olav obtained substantial experience in the loading, discharging and quality and quantity inspections of crude and CPP vessels, then later to Shell Nordic where he advanced through increasingly technical decision making positions and gained experience of tanker operations, vetting and chartering.

During his time with Assuranseforeningen Skuld P&I Hans Olav gained considerable insight to the workings of a major P&I organization and the many facets to insurance claims, vessel risk assessments and major marine casualty responses and management. During his tenure with Skuld, Hans Olav was a member of member of Skuld’s casualty response support group and has attended on site for many marine casualties and also given technical support from the office on others.

This has given Hans Olav substantial experience in Liaising with local authorities, dealing with Salvors, ITOPF and cargo interests. In SCOPIC cases he was liaising with the SCR and monitoring performance of Salvor and SCOPIC cost development and ensuring together with the Salvors and the SCR that SCOPIC rates/rules were applied correctly. In addition he has been dealing with oil and wreck removal projects and corresponding contracts.

Since joining Andrew Moore & Associates Hans Olav has been actively engaged in marine casualty response and salvage matters.

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Michael McCollam Marine Consultant, Engineer
Work Phone: +(852) 2861 3313 Website: Contact Michael McCollam

Michael has over 30 years of seagoing experience on a variety of vessels including VLCCs, Product Carriers, Bulkers and large Ro-Pax vessels in Europe, on which he rose to the rank of Chief Engineer.

In the course of his seagoing career he gained extensive experience in budget control and planning, implementation of various programmes, including planned maintenance and preparation of vessels for drydock refit and surveys, attendance on board newly built vessels for acceptance sea trials, fuel procurement and onboard management, voyage and bunker planning for chartered vessels and business appraisals to meet commercial objectives.

Michael has experience in both ‘new company’ and ‘new route’ start-ups, preparing vessels for lay-up and return to service from lay-up. He also has broad experience in Port and Flag State inspections including change of Flag, Statutory Surveys, P & I condition surveys, Internal ISM auditing and machinery and equipment surveys for Classification Societies.  Michael was also instrumental to the success of a project involving the adapting of a 23,000 GRT Ro-Ro Freight Ferry for use as an offshore wind farm support vessel and, the subsequent returning of the vessel to ferry operations on completion of the charter.

Since joining AMA Michael has undertaken Hull & Machinery claim surveys, P&I Club condition surveys, vessel valuation surveys, attendance at laboratories for monitoring analysis of dry bulk cargo samples for moisture content and Flow Moisture Point / Transportable Moisture Limit, pre-charter risk assessments and bunker disputes.

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Cormac Ó Laoire Consultant Scientist

Cormac holds a PhD from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and an MSc in Materials Science and a BSc in Chemistry from University College Cork (Ireland).

Before joining Andrew Moore & Associates, Cormac spent three years as a post doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, USA) in the Electrochemical and Environmental Technologies Division, where his work involved research into alternative electrochemical energy storage (batteries).

Cormac also has a history in studying metals, which he applies to shipping related incidences such as failure analysis. His material science and analytical chemistry background is also well applied to solid and liquid bulk cargo issues and disputes.

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Christopher Raven Marine Consultant
Work Phone: +852 2861 3313 Website: Contact Chris

Chris served as a seagoing deck officer on a variety of vessels including clean and dirty product / chemical tankers, VLCC, ULCC, offshore, FPSO and seismic survey vessels worldwide; sailing in the rank of Chief Officer for the last 4 years of this.

After an initial three and a half years with Andrew Moore & Associates in their Hong Kong office as a Marine Consulting Surveyor, he then spent a further four years as a Marine Manager, investigating shipping incidents and conducting crew interviews for the Hong Kong office of a major international shipping law firm.

Chris has substantial experience in all manner of cargo and vessel condition surveys, damage surveys and investigations (including root cause analysis); cargo loading and stowage, cargo short outturn, short loading and cargo quality disputes as well as all manner of performance related issues.

Additionally, Chris has substantial experience in vessel collision investigations, including the collection and interpretation of technical evidence from bridge recorders, VDR / S-VDR, and other electronic and documentary sources. Chris is proficient at accident reconstructions and statement taking for legal purposes.

 

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Wesley Tucker Consultant Scientist

Wesley holds a PhD from Hong Kong University (Department of Biochemistry) and a BSc in Biochemistry from University of Massachusetts in the USA.

Prior to joining Andrew Moore & Associates, Wesley spent 7 years at the lab bench in the biotechnology industry in California and in academia at Hong Kong University conducting research in analytical methods development and biological therapeutics.

In his current role at Andrew Moore & Associates, Wesley focuses his consulting on dry and liquid bulk cargoes including both raw and processed materials and commodities, as well as safety and health related incidences. Specifically, Wesley has reported on cases involving various mineral ores, metal concentrates, moisture/mold damaged grains, infestations and fumigations, coal quality and self heating, DRI classification, health/fatality incidences in enclosed spaces, bulk liquid chemical contaminations, and fuel specification disputes. Wesley also performs studies involving bulk commodities in view of improving the way surveys and investigations are conducted in the shipping world.

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Blaine Wu Marine Consultant, Engineer
Work Phone: +(852) 2861 3313 Website: Contact Blaine

Blaine holds a Class 1 Chief Engineer’s certificate of competency and has sailed on US owned and operated vessels in the rank of Chief Engineer. Blaine has over 25 years experience in the maritime industry and, in addition to his accomplished seagoing career, he has gained extensive experience in the handling of vessel operations and maintenance while in the role of Port Engineer for a US flag container company working in China.

Blaine also has considerable experience managing shipyard projects in China on behalf of ship owners and port and terminal operators, including the supervision of new buildings, conversions and repairs and dry-docking. Blaine’s has provided technical management and overseen projects involving over 30 vessels of various types, as well as the manufacture of Ro/Ro ramps for marine terminals in the USA.

In addition to his technical management role Blaine has also conducted technical and financial analysis and risk assessments of yards and fabrication facilities, as well as the Quality Assurance and Quality Control audits of shipbuilders and advised Chinese shipyards of International Standards for production, Safety and Quality Control.

Since joining AMA, Blaine has conducted surveys and inspections of various types of vessels at ports and shipyards, on behalf of Owners, Charterer’s and their insurers. Blaine has also been engaged in various consultancy and investigation matters for litigation and arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong and other international jurisdictions, with a particular focus on new buildings and, has  attended as expert witness  in London for arbitration cases relating to new building disputes. Blaine is widely recognised as an expert in China new building compliance and dispute matters.

 

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