LOC London has enhanced the specialist expertise of its shipping services division with new hire Diego Cerquenich.
He is a Master Mariner with more than 15 years of sea going experience and command experience on panamax and handy size dry bulk cargo vessels. He has worked on dry cargo, container, heavy lift vessels, passenger ships and chemical tankers and also has shore based experience as a marine terminal operator for containerised cargo.
Diego joins LOC’s specialist shipping services division from a marine and survey consultancy role where he has worked with P&I Clubs and law firms. His most immediate consultancy experience has covered disputes around navigation and VDR assessments, fumigant gas escape, cargo hold cleaning, water ingress, bunker disputes, speed and consumption issues, dangerous cargo handling, tug capsizing and the stowage and lashing of break bulk and project cargo.
Based in LOC’s London office, Diego will travel internationally to support LOC clients wherever necessary. LOC’s shipping services division covers marine casualty work, accident investigation, claims, disputes & litigation and surveys.
Nick Haslam, Group Director Shipping Services said: “We are delighted to welcome Diego to LOC, his many years of specialist seagoing and shore-based experience will enhance our expert team. His bulk carrier knowledge is particularly helpful as this is specialist area of work where practical sea going experience is a real advantage.”
Since its establishment in 1979, LOC has delivered specialised, multidisciplinary marine and engineering consultancy and survey services to many of the world’s shipping and offshore energy companies and has handled numerous high-profile marine casualties all around the world.