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Paul Whyte

Shipping Technical Director (Navigation Services)


Master Mariners






Captain Paul Whyte MBE AFNI joined LOC in 2012. He is Shipping Technical Director (Navigation Services) based in London and has 37 years’ seagoing and 12 years’ sea command experience.

Paul also qualified as a Royal Navy Specialist Navigator and writes many navigation related articles, and was co-author of the Nautical Institute “Maritime Accidents and Their Causes”.

He has provided expert witness evidence in Court and prepared expert reports for collisions, allisions and groundings, unsafe port disputes, ice navigation damage claims, weather and passage related charterparty disputes, speed and performance disputes, ship-to-ship operations and salvage dangers, as well as personal injury claims.

Paul supports LOC marine investigators that have the capability, expertise and experience to offer a highly professional and technically accurate reconstruction of any collision, allision, grounding or stranding.  Our teams are equipped with specialist software designed for either:

  • Replay: 2-D Short turn-around basic analysis of AIS data using a web-based chart
  • Analysis: 2-D Forensic analysis of VDR, AIS and electronic media overlaid onto nautical charts and other plans
  • Modelling: 3-D Visualisation of the 2-D Replay or Analysis, or 2-D “What-If” scenarios