Andrew Pointing, MNI Master Mariner, is LOC Group’s Director for Marine Assurance and Risk. He joined LOC London in 1995 and has been based in Stavanger, Norway since 1998. His specialist skills include marine operations planning, risk management, vessel assurance, rig move activities and marine warranty surveyor (MWS). Andrew has acted as project manager MWS on many high profile, high value projects, locally and world-wide. Operations include; loadout, sailaway, installation (removal), heavy lifting and pipe lay operations. As marine advisor he has assisted numerous semi-sub and jack-up rig moves in the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, West of Hebrides and for long distance trans-ocean tows. He has provided tow and location approval for various units as MWS. Andrew has assisted in major marine casualty investigations and has reported on cases of personal injury, cargo contamination, cargo shortage and damage claims, error of navigation and unsafe port claims.