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David Scruton

Master Mariner (Unlimited), BSc, MNI, M.C.I.T., 16 years practical seagoing experience up to and including Master, sailing on general cargo, heavy lift, bulk carriers, container vessels and offshore supply vessels (OSV), including towing and anchor handling. Appointed on numerous occasions as a Maritime Operations and Safety Expert. Experienced in all aspects of maritime inspections and claims. He is also qualified by The Texas Department of Wildlife as a Boaters Education instructor and experienced with pleasure craft, including jet skis and sailboats. He is on the Board of Directors for the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association and has also acted as a Substitute Custodian during detainment of a vessel.

David Marsh

F.N.I. – British Master’s License with 26 years seagoing experience, including ten years in command, crude oil, product and specialized tankers, OBO vessels, gas carriers, bulk container and general cargo vessels. Specialist in pollution management, monitoring and auditing of costs, as well as with hazardous materials. He has represented clients in court and in depositions in UK and USA. Appointed as Arbitrator under AAA rules and is a member of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Rishad Alikhan

Experienced with insurance investigations and container surveys, including wine, fruit and other foodstuff. Also experienced with transfer of residence damage surveys, including artwork and other personal collectables.  He is an arbitrator with the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association. He is familiar with special project cargo loading and discharge operations. Additionally, he has experience in serving as a substitute custodian for arrested vessels in  coordination with the US Marshal Service. 

Keith Reay

C.ENG., MIMARE, MCME, MIEE, AMS – Chief Engineer with University Degree in Engineering, served sea time as Ship’s Chief Engineer and shore time as Ship’s Superintendent and Fleet Manager, experienced in all vessel types, including LPG. He is also experienced in assessment of marine equipment and condition, cranes, wharves, jetties, collision damages, fire investigations, condition and valuation surveys. He has represented clients in court and in depositions and is a member of Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association.

Marc Fazioli

USCG Licensed Master, BSc – Marine Transportation (25 years experience in the maritime industry). Served in all positions from Deckhand to Master on a variety of vessels, including Tankers, Geared Bulkers, Container Ships, Car Carriers, Research Ships, Tugs & Passenger Vessels. He also served as the Harbor Pilot for U.S. Government & Commercial Vessels calling the Port of Kwajalein, RMI. He specializes in oil/chemical matters, has extensive experience with bulk cargoes and steel products, and carries out vessel condition surveys for major P&I Clubs.  He has been appointed as Consultant & Expert Witness, testifying in both State & Federal Courts.

Elliott Tulloch

U.S.C.G. Licensed Master. BSc, Cum Laude, Marine Transportation; Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Philosophy, 20 years experience in the maritime industry, including general cargoes, fruit and foodstuffs, tanker operations, salvage, towing, aids to navigation & hydrographic surveys. He has carried out surveys, & investigations of collisions, groundings, sinkings, pollution, personal injuries, fatalities, engineering casualties, steel, grain, petroleum, cotton, pharmaceutical & chemical cargoes, condition & valuation surveys, on/off hire surveys, & safety surveys of polar passenger vessels.  Qualified by the Texas Department of Wildlife as a Boater Education instructor. He has represented clients in court & in depositions. He is an arbitrator with the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association. 

Syed Aazid Ali

Certificate of Competency as Master Mariner (Unlimited) with Dangerous Goods Endorsement. He has 32 years practical seagoing experience. He has served on a variety of vessel types, including general cargo, bulk carrier, container ships & tankers. He is experienced in contamination & loss control of liquid cargoes, & conducting structural damage surveys. He has hands on expertise in the areas of ship operations/management, safety procedures & implementation on board ships.

Phiroz Engineer

Holds an Unlimited Master’s Certificate of Competency, Class I. He has sailed as Master on various tankers for approximately eight (8) years. He has more than 30 years experience in the Maritime Industry, sailing on oil Tankers, both Crude & Product carriers, Oil/Bulk/Ore carriers, Ro-Ro vessels, & Chemical carriers, & has experience with a wide variety of other vessels & cargo types.