Who We Are

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Sanjay spent 18 years at sea, including 6 years in command of geared bulk carriers and reefers carrying a variety of cargoes worldwide. He came ashore in 1999 and worked with P & I correspondents in South Africa as a marine surveyor/marine manager, investigating a variety of incidents and claims. He also worked as Marine Loss Control Manager for a leading cargo insurer. Sanjay has been providing marine consultancy and expert witness services since 2007 and has investigated a broad range of marine incidents and disputes.

 

E:  sbhasin@octantmarine.com  

T:  +44 (0) 207 096 9025

M: +44 (0) 7717 677 707

CAPTAIN SANJAY BHASIN

DIRECTOR

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Dr MIMI GAO

CONSULTANT

Mimi is a Naval Architect and a Chartered Engineer with a doctorate degree (PhD) in Computational Fluid Dynamics and a BEng degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. Her areas of expertise cover all the naval architectural aspects of both marine and offshore structures, including marine structure integrity, structure health monitoring, hydrodynamics of vessels and offshore structures, mooring and seakeeping, decarbonisation and vessel performance, subsea engineering. She has provided marine consultancy and expert witness services for various offshore, marine and civil engineering issues.

 

E:  mgao@octantmarine.com 

T:  +44 (0) 207 096 9025

M: +65 (0) 9722 0832

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CAPTAIN PETER ROBERTS

CONSULTANT

Peter spent 30 years at sea including 5 years in command of Panamax Bulk Carriers. He has 3 years’ experience of ship operations with a London based ship operator, and 20 years’ experience as a Marine Consultant investigating a wide variety of marine accidents and claims and provide as an Expert Witness in litigation.

E:  proberts@octantmarine.com  

T:  +44 (0) 207 096 9025

M: +44 (0) 7887 718 143

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HASSAN PAKROO

CONSULTANT ENGINEER

Hassan spent 15 years at sea and sailed as Chief Engineer on bulk and general cargo vessels. After coming ashore, he worked with Lloyd’s Register for 20 years as Senior Surveyor and Consultant, dealing with issues such as vessel inspection, condition assessment, maintenance and performance evaluation.  He also has over 7 years of experience as a marine engineer consultant and expert witness working in London and investigating marine incidents and giving evidence in arbitration proceedings.

 

E:  hpakroo@octantmarine.com 

T:  +44 (0) 207 096 9025

M: +44 (0) 7860 620 067

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