Who We Are

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Sanjay spent 18 years at sea, including 6 years in command of geared handy-size bulk carriers, carrying a variety of bulk cargoes worldwide . He  came ashore in 1999 and worked with P & I Associates in South Africa as a marine surveyor, investigating a variety of incidents and claims. He also worked as Marine Loss Control Manager for AIG. Sanjay has been providing marine consultancy services since 2007.  

 

E:  sbhasin@octantmarine.com  

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CAPTAIN SANJAY BHASIN  LLM

DIRECTOR

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CAPTAIN YUSUF SOOMRO 

DIRECTOR

Yusuf spent 21 years at sea, including 5 years in command of Panamax and geared handy-size bulk carriers, carrying a variety of bulk cargoes worldwide . He came ashore in 2001 has worked with the MCA as a Marine Surveyor, CMA CGM as a Safety and Security Manager and the MAIB, investigating all types of marine accidents. Yusuf has been providing marine consultancy services since 2011.

 

E:  ysoomro@octantmarine.com  

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CAPTAIN DAVID WATKINS 

CONSULTANT

David spent 28 years at sea, including 12 years in command of VLCC, Chemical Tankers, Bulker, Container ships and General Cargo Ships carrying a variety of bulk, break-bulk, container and project cargoes worldwide. He came ashore in 2004 to work as Fleet Safety Security and Environmental Manager, before taking up the position of QA Manager and DPA where he was responsible for the safety of 52 ships. David has pilotage experience which he gained during his frequent port calls to the Middle East and South Pacific Islands.

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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.

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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.

 

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