Martin East, Master Mariner, MEI

Marine Consultant and Surveyor (UK)

Martin started his seagoing career in general cargo ships then moved to chemical tankers on which he served as Chief Officer. On coming ashore in 1983, he joined a major international inspection company firstly as a marine surveyor before becoming Director of all UK survey, where he was responsible for testing and inspection activities of a wide variety of products including oils, chemicals, grain, alumina and steel as well as for vessel condition surveys.

After a period as a self employed consultant, he later joined the American Bureau of Shipping, where he dealt with OPA 90, ISO 9000/ISM and sale and purchase work. He served on an IACS committee for development of vessel response plans and a working group at IMO on revisions to the Bulk Carrier code. He has published papers on crude oil losses and the carriage of coal and sits on the Energy Institute hydrocarbon comittee.

Martin joined MTD in 1994 and specialises in the investigation of incidents aboard vessels, notably petroleum and chemical tankers, in quality, quantity, and charter party disputes. He has particular expertise in evaluation of damage caused to tank coatings, oil and petrochemical cargo contamination, measurement and loss. He has experience in claims to grain, oil seeds and fats. He also is a certified ISM compliance surveyor, a Quality Assurance lead assessor and an experienced expert witness.