Solis Marine Consultants adds to its cargo and shipping team

Captain Paul Walton has joined UK-based Solis Marine Consultants as a Consultant Master Mariner adding expertise to the company’s global cargo and shipping incidents team. Captain Walton specializes in the investigation of marine incidents and providing expert advice on issues relating to bulk and break-bulk cargoes, groundings, collisions, unsafe port/berth claims and international safety management issues.

He has many years of experience as a master and in ship management of Panamax, Handymax and Handysize bulk carriers worldwide.

Having spent seven years in Asia, Captain Walton has been involved in several cargo liquefaction cases. He has also carried out hull and machinery and condition surveys on a wide variety of offshore vessels, heavy lift crane vessels/barges, ferries, bulk carriers and container vessels.

Solis Marine senior partner John Simpson said: “Cargo loss and damage form a significant proportion of our investigation work, from both a dispute resolution perspective and in relation to salvage and wreck situations. We are delighted that Paul has joined Solis Marine as a Consultant to enhance those services and others matters related to shipping safety management.”