Allan is a Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the marine industry and is a member of the Lloyd’s Special Casualty Representative (SCR) panel.
Allan has been involved numerous salvage and wreck removal projects, attending on site where necessary, and has carried out surveys of structural damage resulting from collisions, groundings and cargo shift, and surveys of salvaged vessels, post incident to establish reasons of causation. He has considerable experience of marine casualties and incidents and has a strong background in the analysis and investigation of them, providing technical assistance to Vessel Owners, P&I Clubs, Hull & Machinery Insurers, Charterers, Cargo Owners / Insurers, Law Firms and Salvage Contractors on naval architecture matters.
He has prepared expert reports for court hearings and salvage arbitrations, providing opinion on salvage dangers, structural failures, intact and damage stability, flooding, collisions, project cargo and securing analyses.
Allan has considerable experience of using a variety of specialist software for salvage and casualty investigation for a diverse range of vessel types, including: container vessels, vehicle carriers, bulk carriers, tankers, cruise vessels, passenger ro-ro ferries, heavy lift vessels, general cargo, cable layers, dredgers, fishing vessels, tugs and barges.
He also has experience of dynamic motion analysis of damaged and flooding vessels and the appraisal of stability documentation submitted for all ship types for approval under the UK flag state. He has performed and attended inclining tests, lightweight surveys, draft surveys, and ship model testing for damage survivability.
As a Marine Warranty Surveyor for offshore windfarm projects he has attended load-out, transportation and installation of foundation jackets for wind turbine generators and attended subsea cable installation operations.