Giles Hunnisett

Head of Digital Maritime

Giles Hunnisett is a digital maritime specialist and Master Mariner. He focuses on bringing powerful digital tools to bear in complex maritime casualty situations.

  • Incident Simulation and Reconstruction
  • Casualty Investigation
  • Emergency Response
  • Maritime Software Development

At Waves Group Giles drives digital innovation. He led the development of Waves Group’s unique CASPAR system, and regularly uses VDR data, AIS analysis, GIS platforms, 3D imagery and vessel simulators in an operational context to aid emergency response and legal matters.

Giles previously held the position of Senior Lecturer at Warsash Maritime Academy where he specialised in electronic navigation and simulation. He has worldwide experience of sailing aboard a wide variety of vessels including tankers, military auxiliaries, passenger vessels and superyachts.

Prior to joining Waves Group, Giles was a member of the Admiralty and Crisis Management emergency response team at a leading international shipping law firm. This included attendance onboard vessels of many types to manage the initial operational and legal response to major maritime incidents and investigate causation. Giles has managed and investigated collisions, groundings, fires, explosions, loss of life, salvage and cargo loss/damage matters for some of the most well-known names in shipping and has advised counsel directly in English Admiralty Court.

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