Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen


This Code of Safe Working Practices is intended primarily for merchant seamen on United Kingdom registered vessels. Copies of the current printed edition of the Code must be carried on all United Kingdom ships other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft, and a copy must be made available to any seaman in the ship who requests it, in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen) Regulations 1998. There should always be an adequate number of copies to allow the Master, Safety Officer and any members of the Safety Committee to have their own, leaving at least one available for general reference.

Loss Prevention Notices

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Meet the Team

Loss Prevention Director

Stuart Edmonston
work +44 20 7204 2341
cell +44 7917 472996

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Stuart, a Master Mariner, joined Thomas Miller’s Loss Prevention department in 2014. Prior to this he worked as casualty investigator for a leading shipping law firm and was at sea on a variety of different ship types including crude oil tankers, freight ferries, passenger ships and offshore drilling units, where he sailed as Barge Master.


Administrative & Secretarial Assistant

Hilary Max
work +44 20 7204 2092

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Loss Prevention Executive

Petar Modev
work +44 20 7204 1234

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Petar joined Thomas Miller as Loss Prevention Executive in 2014 having previously worked at Sea as a Watch Keeping Officer for the past eight years.


Risk Assessor

David is a Master Mariner joining Thomas Miller in June 2014, after gaining a wealth of experience both at sea and ashore. After leaving the sea, he was employed as a claims manager with a Piraeus based P&I correspondent for 2 years before joining a well-respected and busy marine surveying consultancy in Greece. In 1997, David established his own marine consultancy, with the majority of work being P&I related. From 2010 until joining Thomas Miller, he was employed as a claims executive with another Group P&I Club, handling a wide variety of P&I and FD&D claims as well as being actively involved in their Loss Prevention initiatives.


Senior Risk Assessor

Captain Chris Roberts
work +44 20 7204 2307

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Chris joined Thomas Miller in March 2001, after a long seagoing career in all types of tankers. 
Joined Shell Tankers in 1969 as cadet and sailed with them until 1977 rising to Second Officer, then joined Silver Line (V.Ships UK) and sailed in Chemical Tankers and LPG vessels.

 
From 1983 until December 2000 he served as master for V Ships in LPG, Chemical and Product carriers, including 1 special OBO. 


Chris is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a qualified Lead Auditor for ISM.


Loss Prevention Technician

Alex Sandom
work +44 20 7204 2625

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Alex joined the UK Club as a Loss Prevention Technician in June 2014 supporting the loss prevention team. Alex started at Thomas Miller in 2012 at the TT Club as part of the Information Management Team where he provided administrative support to the claims team. 


P&I executive and Loss Prevention Advisor

Captain Anuj Velankar
work +65 63 09 96 87
cell +65 9010 4358

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Risk Assessor

Tony joined Thomas Miller as a Ship Inspector. After passing a degree in Marine Engineering and becoming Chief Engineer, he came ashore as Superintendent and then Marine Surveyor / Consultant.


Risk Assessor

Captain Markus Westphal
cell 07880105213

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Markus Westphal joined Thomas Miller in June as a Risk Assessor. Previously worked as a ships master on Container ships.


Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.