Loss Prevention

Stuart Edmonston

Loss Prevention Director

Stuart Edmonston
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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.


Petar Modev

Head of Ship Inspections

Petar Modev
work +44 20 7204 2329

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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.


Captain Anuj Velankar

Senior Loss Prevention Advisor (Singapore)

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

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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.


Captain Kostas Karavasilis

Senior Loss Prevention Executive (Piraeus)

Captain Kostas Karavasilis
work +30 210 4585219
cell +30 6944 834684

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Kosta is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kosta is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.


Captain Hiroshi Sekine

Senior Loss Prevention Executive (Tokyo)

Captain Hiroshi Sekine
work +81 3 5442 6113
cell +81 70 2269 3922

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Captain Sekine joined Thomas Miller as Senior Loss Prevention Executive in 2019. He has a vast amount of experience within the maritime industry, including Captain and Managing Corporate Officer in a leading international shipping line and more recently, Managing Director and President at marine consultancy firm, Japan Marine Science. He is also a Lecturer at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and the Japan Coast Guard Academy, as well a Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Japan


Senior Loss Prevention Technician

Katie Hill
work +44 20 7204 2340

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Katie joined UK P&I Club in December 2016 as a Team Secretary/PA, having previously worked as a Business Development PA for an engineering firm. Katie's previous experience includes event management across top London venues.


Sean Song

Claims and Loss Prevention Executive (Hong Kong)

Sean Song
work +852 2832 4446
cell +852 6974 7455

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Sean joined Thomas Miller in 2017 from an international marine consultancy. He has worked in shipyards and marine consultancies which were based in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. He has a background of offshore & shipyard operations, salvage & wreck removal operations and marine warranty surveys.

Sean graduated from University of Strathclyde in Naval Architecture and registered as a Chartered Engineer. He was an accredited OCIMF OVID surveyor before joining Thomas Miller.

Sean speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and some Hokkien.


Captain Chris Roberts

Senior Risk Assessor

Captain Chris Roberts
work +44 7810 181480

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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.


Tony Watson, Chief Engineer

Risk Assessor

Tony Watson, Chief Engineer

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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.


Captain Markus Westphal

Risk Assessor

Captain Markus Westphal
cell 07880105213

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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.


Ansuman Ghosh

Director of Risk Assessment

Ansuman Ghosh
cell +65 91461351

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Ansuman Ghosh, a Marine Engineer with the UK Club's Loss Prevention department based in Singapore. Ansuman sailed on various vessel types up to the rank of Chief Engineer. In 2006 he came ashore, working as a Superintendent and Classification Society Principal Surveyor, Regional Lead Auditor. Prior to joining Thomas Miller, he was Technical Head at a ship-owning and service company.


Crew Health

Sophia Bullard

Crew Health Programme Director

Sophia Bullard
work +44 20 7204 2417

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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 Crew Health Programme Director.

As part of her work in the Crew Health Programme, Sophia has undertaken a large number of clinic audits, implemented the standard medical form and clinic guidelines. She has also led 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.


Saidul Alom

Crew Health Fees Administrator

Saidul Alom
work +44 20 7204 2968

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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


Stuart Last

Crew Health Member Administrator

Stuart Last
work +44 20 7204 2413

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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.


Signum Services

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll
work +44 20 7204 2257

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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

David Thompson
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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. 


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.

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