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Rutger Bierman

Master Mariner


Master Mariners


Oil & Gas




Rutger joined LOC in 2006 as a Master Mariner based in Singapore. Rutger is experienced in undertaking investigations into collisions, rig damage, cargo damages and safe berth assessments for P&I clubs and admiralty lawyers. He has attended salvage operations including the refloating of a grounded laden tanker, monitored damage repairs and reviewed general average claims.  Rutger has acted as expert witness in Malaysian court.  He is also experienced in offshore warranty and acted as marine representative for rig moves. As DP consultant Rutger has provided FMEA packages, DP training, witnessed DP trials and carried out DP incident investigations. He is an accredited OVID inspector. Rutger has 12 years seagoing experience prior to LOC, including four  years as master on DP construction vessels in oil fields in the Asia Pacific region and North Sea. At sea, Rutger gained experience in diving support, subsea construction, rock dumping, pipeline trenching/removal, cable laying, dredging and salvage.  He is a graduate in Marine, Nautical/Technical Sciences from Rotterdam University and is fluent in English and Dutch.