Cris is the Regional Director, Middle East, India and Caspian for London Offshore Consultants. Holding an MSc in Marine Operations, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. With more than 30 years' worth of experience in the marine industry which started as a deck rating, Cris completed his seagoing service as Master on general cargo vessels. Other seagoing experience includes container, passenger and freight ro-ro, capsize bulkers, research and AHTS vessels.
Before joining LOCME, Cris was employed by a major law firm in London as a Master Mariner/Investigator. Cris specialises in major marine casualty and fatality investigations, offshore marine warranty services, jack-up marine operations, vessel suitability and compliance surveys. Since joining LOC Middle East in 2009, he has been involved in a number of high-profile major accident investigations / litigations for P&I Clubs and international law firms. He has extensive experience in the management of large offshore construction projects involving large volumes of project cargoes as well as global transportation of MOUs.
Cris has a produced a number of publications and regularly presents at international conferences on the subject of MOUs and warranty issues. A Member of the SOMWS, he still acts as the LOCME Project Manager for call-off contracts for provision of surveying services, cable integrity witnessing, cable lay analysis, stability analysis for vessels, on-bottom stability analysis for cables, OVIDs, dive system audits and preparation of new fleet wide DP Manuals and SMS Manuals. As a previous PM for MOU drilling rig MWS contracts, he looked after location approvals and day-to-day moves for approximately 100 moves a year in the Southern North Sea, Caspian and Persian Gulf. A continuously accredited OVID Inspector since 2010, Cris has carried out inspections on behalf of many of the world’s oil majors.