Richard is a Master Mariner working as an independent consultant with SteegeXP.
With over 22 years at sea, Richard has served on numerous ship types, including passenger vessels, gas, oil and product tankers, general cargo vessels, as well as bulk carriers.
As a marine consultant and expert witness with over 24 years’ experience encompassing an extensive range of ship types, including general cargo, bulk carriers, multi-purpose, container and clean oil tankers. He has attended many casualties, salvage and wreck removal operations, and he has acted as SCR with all parties’ approval. Richard also gained considerable experience with the managing of oil pollution claims while acting as head of the Claims Office in Korea for the IOPC Fund, following the HEBEI SPIRIT incident. The extended period that Richard spent in Korea led to him being invited and appointed as an arbitrator to the Panel of International Arbitrators by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.
He has given expert evidence in the Admiralty High Court and London Arbitrations on numerous occasions and given evidence in the USA and Hong Kong. His Expert evidence covers a range of nautical matters, including navigation, seamanship, ship handling, and cargo damage matters.