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Loss Prevention Director
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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.
Senior Loss Prevention Executive
Petar Modev joined Thomas Miller as Loss Prevention Executive in 2014. He currently coordinates the Condition Survey scheme for the UK P&I Club and provides technical and loss prevention advice to Members. He is an ex-mariner and had previously worked at sea, up to the rank of Chief Officer, for more than eight years. His main areas of expertise are tanker and offshore operations.
Loss Prevention Advisor
George is ex Royal Navy with a certificate of competency equivalent to that achieved in the Merchant Navy and has extensive ship handling experience in a number of RN hull types. He is qualified as Company Security Officer, ISM, ISPS & ISO 14001 lead auditor and prior to joining UK Club was employed as deputy safety and security manager.
He also completed a 6 month training contract in the London office with LS1 and Underwriting in 2013.
Senior Loss Prevention Advisor
Captain Anuj Velankar
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cell +65 9010 4358
Anuj Joined Thomas Miller in 2012 . A master mariner with extensive sailing and command experience on oil tankers and other vessels, Anuj has also worked as a superintendent in a technical management company. He is handling the loss prevention and risk management aspects of the local members and provides technical support to the Singapore team.
Senior Risk Assessor
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.
Regional Loss Prevention Executive (Greece)
Captain David Nichol
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cell +30 694 483 4684
David is a Master Mariner joining Thomas Miller in June 2014. After leaving the sea, he became a claims manager with a Piraeus based P&I correspondent for two years before joining a marine surveying consultancy. In 1997, David established his own consultancy, with the majority of work being P&I related. From 2010 until joining Thomas Miller, he was a claims executive with another 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.
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.
Markus Westphal joined Thomas Miller in 2014 as a Risk Assessor. He previously worked on general cargo vessels, bulk carriers and container vessels, rising to the rank of Master in 2000. As a junior officer, Markus served on salvage tugs and was involved in several salvage operations off the South African coast as well as the development of the Mossgas project off Mosselbay.
During his time at Safmarine, Markus was involved with the introduction of the ISM code as well as the ISPS code, his vessels being audited externally and internally.
Senior Claims Executive (Greece)
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Costas joined Thomas Miller (Hellas) in July 2000, having previously worked for a Piraeus shipowning company. He has a diploma and postgraduate diploma in Shipping and speaks Greek. He specialises primarily in P&I claims.
Claims Executive (USA)
George Radu (GCR)
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cell (415) 815-9772
George Radu joined TMA in 2007 after spending 19 years at a major container shipping line including 10 years as Claims Manager. He handles all types of P&I Claims.
Risk Assessor (China)
Captain Karl Palmer
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Karl Palmer started working with the UK P&I Club in December 2015, providing Risk Assessment services to the Club's Members in China and East Asia. Based in Shanghai, Karl has more than 40 years experience in the marine industry, including cargo and damage disputes, ship inspections and overseeing wreck removals. Before he moved to Shanghai, Karl was previously based in the UK and other worldwide locations as a Marine Consultant. Karl is a Master Mariner, having mainly sailed on LPG Carriers, Tankers and, in the earlier years, General Cargo Ships.
Risk Assessor (USA)
Jason Fernandes, Chief Engineer
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Jason started working with the UK P&I Club in November 2012, providing Risk Assessment and Condition Survey services to the Club’s Members in the US. Jason is a Chief Engineer with years of experience in the Marine Industry.
Crew Health Programme Director
Sophia joined Thomas Miller in 1992 and from 1994 worked as a claims handler dealing mainly with French and Spanish members. In 2004 Sophia became the PEME Programme Director.
As part of her work in the PEME Programme, Sophia has undertaken a large number of clinic audits, implemented the standard medical form and clinic guidelines. She has also lead the scheme through the largest period of growth and development with a doubling of approved clinic facilities and a four fold member increase. Sophia is a Director of Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd.
Crew Health Fees Administrator
Saidul Alom joined PEME from the European Region Service Team in 2004. Saidul provides administrative support to the PEME programme and is responsible for liaison with the approved clinics on financial billing matters and ensuring prompt payment of all clinic fees
Crew Health Member Administrator
Stuart joined Thomas Miller in 1998 as a claims trainee for UK P&I Club’s Greek Members. In April 2005 Stuart joined PEME as the Team Administrator. Stuart is responsible for co-ordination of Member entries and administration for the clinic approval process.
Mike Carroll joined Signum Services after retiring from the Metropolitan Police in November 2006. He was a career detective for 30 years, serving in various departments at New Scotland Yard. He specialised in serious and organised crime, including the investigation of armed robberies.
David Thompson joined Signum Services in January 2013 following his retirement from the Metropolitan Police. In his 30 year career as a detective David specialised in the investigation of serious and complex crimes and served at various locations throughout London and at New Scotland Yard.