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Causes of damage to wires and ropes on board can be categorized into five types: abrasion, corrosion,crushing, cutting-in and stretch. The general condition of a wire should be monitored whenever it isin use and...

The legal effect of failure to meet the statutory ECDIS requirements and the effect on claimswhere levels of operation or knowledge of ECDIS are considered to be a factor or fundamentallink in the chain of causation...

The mandatory requirement and introduction of electronic chart display and informationsystems is seen as a major step forward in safe ship operation and protection of the environment

The latest SOLAS Convention amendments now clearly include ECDIS within the definition of nautical charts and publications. This series of pamphlets helps owners understand the ramifications of these changes.

Although the International Load Line Rules, as the title implies, are in force ‘internationally’, there have been a number of misinterpretations of these rules experienced when ships call at South African ports.

Major accidents involving mooring equipment in the last 20 years have injured many seafarers and have cost the UK Club over US$34 million

In conjunction with BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys (Incorporating The Salvage Association) the Club has proposed the following criteria and recommendations for lay-up arrangements in order to minimise P&I claims, including personal injury, wreck removal and pollution, particularly oil leakage, antifouling and other contamination of the local environment. Also damage to third party property, including other vessels, underwater cables, beaches and reefs, pleasure craft and aquaculture.

In general terms, by a process of evolution, the lashing systems in use on small container vessels andpost-panamax are very similar. The use of a computer lashing program, together with the IMO requirement for every vessel...

As well as covering the limitations of bridge equipment, this article also looks at AIS, GPS, ECDIS, VDR and other bridge equipment, detailing how, in an emergency, they can capture and preserve vital information and evidence of events leading up to an incident.

The UK Club has produced, in partnership with Lloyd's Register, a pocket checklist designed to reduce the likelihood of ships being detained by Port State Control. The checklist is a practical guide that advises masters and owners about their general approach to Port State Control and highlights MARPOL deficiencies that often lead to detention.

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

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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.