David Pockett

Master Mariner
David is a Master Mariner based in Brazil. He was a founder director of LOC and, until March 2007, CEO of the LOC Group. He is a Master Mariner and specialises in salvage and wreck removal operations, towage and charterparty disputes, particularly unsafe berth and port investigations. David has also had considerable experience in the offshore industry as marine warranty surveyor and consultant on major projects on a global basis. David is on the panel of SCRs at Lloyds and has attended numerous marine casualties worldwide, many of a complex nature, in a consulting capacity and as SCR. Clients have included P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters, government bodies and salvage contractors. He has provided expert evidence for various parties involved in salvage or wreck removal operations. He has also given expert evidence in various other cases within his area of expertise in the Royal High Court of Justice and commercial arbitrations in the UK, as well as other jurisdictions including the USA, Canada, Israel and Malaysia.