Jon is a Master Mariner with 18 years on tankers, carrying petroleum products and chemicals. He has sailed as Master, stood by new-buildings and developed quality assurance systems (trained auditor). Jon has been a marine consultant with LOC since 1995; Director in Singapore since 1998 and Regional Director of LOC Asia/Australia since 2009. Jon specialises in marine casualty investigations for insurers, ship owners, admiralty lawyers and salvage and wreck removals. He has attended or provided advice on more than 50 salvage/wreck removal operations globally. Jon was appointed to the panel of SCR’s (Special Casualty Representative) in 2001. Jon has prepared reports and provided expert opinion for arbitration/high court hearings on navigation, salvage, seaworthiness and pollution matters. He has acted as an expert witness in courts in Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Korea. Jon has extensive experience as marine warranty surveyor in reviewing, approving and attending loadouts, sailaway/towage and installation of offshore structures including jackets, topside modules, CALM buoys, FPSO’s. He has also managed offshore marine warranty projects and undertaken towage, navigation and jetty development studies.