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Personnel
Carroccia, Steven - Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M
• Three years of offshore experience sailing onboard ships.

Work Experience:
Barge surveying - on/off hire surveys, warehouse surveys, cargo loading and tie down and discharge from vessels and trucks.

Cook, Cole - Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M at 
Galveston. Minor in Economics

 

Work Experience:
Barge surveys, warehouse surveys, roll-on/off operations, cargo loading and tie down and discharge from vessels and trucks. Interned at Port Freeport for a summer learning the operation
s side of running a port.

Dage, Benjamin – Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Associate Degree in Business Administration (Yucaipa, CA)

 

Work Experience:

Barge surveys, roll on/off operations, cargo loading and tie down, discharge from vessel and trucks, steel plate surveys

Davis, James – Marine Consultant (Virginia Beach, VA)

 

Qualifications:
• Certified training in Hazardous Commodities
• Naval Firefighting School
• Anti Terrorist (Homeland Security)
• Hurricane Preparedness
• ISO 9000
• Confined Spaces.

 

Work Experience:
Twelve years marine terminal management experience. Involved in all aspects of cargo planning, stowage coordination, operations supervision, vessel stability, stevedoring and labor management in regards to container vessels.

Dunham, Kenneth Charles - Marine Surveyor (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts (Stephen F. Austin State University), Business Management.
• First Aid and CPR certified.


Work Experience:

Barge Surveys; Warehouse Inspections; Cargo Packaging Inspections; and Cargo Loading, Securing, and Discharge operations on Ships, Barges, Trucks, and Rail Cars.

Fitzgerald, Peter - Manager Sales (Brisbane, Australia)

 

Work Experience:
Peter has worked within the freight forwarding industry for over 20 years his first role being that of a sea freight clerk / runner. During his time in the industry he has had various roles ranging from export supervisor for a local Australian freight forwarding company, national export manager for the largest Australian export non vessel operational common carrier (NVOCC), and general manager for one of the largest American (NVOCC) based in Australia.

Jacob, Captain Tose - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Licensed Master Mariner F.G (Unlimited Tonnage),United Kingdom.
• Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science (Blackpool & Fylde College, UK)
• Bachelor of Science in Physics (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India)

 

Work Experience:

Capt Tose Jacob has twenty five (25) years worldwide sailing experience on Ro-Ro vessels, PCTC(Pure car and Truck carriers), Cape size/Panamax/Handy max Bulk carriers, General cargo vessels, Self unloaders, wood pulp carriers (with gantry crane), and Tankers. He has a broad spectrum of hands on experience in overall management of cargo operations which includes planning, securing and safe transports. He is well versed with ship’s construction, roll-on/roll-off operations, bending moments and shearing stresses on vessel structure, static and dynamic stability calculations, maintenance of cargo gear, dry dock repairs, safe working practices and safety auditing in accordance with ISM/ISPS codes. He has conducted miscellaneous surveys such as damage assessment, heavy lift/project cargo loading/discharging, roll on/roll off operations from deck barges, on hire/off hire inspection of barges.

Jayachandran, Captain Udayakumar - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Class 1 Master Mariner – MPA Singapore – unlimited FG
• Dangerous cargo endorsement (Management Level - Oil)
• Certified in incident investigation, Bridge team management and ISO 14001

 

Work Experience:
Captain Uday is a Master mariner with 14 years of ocean going experience, on oil tankers and RORO ships. Specialist in cargo operations, including loading, discharge operations of liquid and dry cargo, ship’s stability calculation. Experience as master mariner and marine consultant include conducting oil major pre-vetting preparation and USCG TVE, cargo expedition, bunker surveys, oil cargo calculations, loss control, internal ISM and ISPS audits, Handling of over dimensional and heavy lift cargo, on ships, barges and trailers, conducting ship yard pre delivery inspections, marine risk management specific to oil tanker operations. Well versed with tank cleaning operations, tank suitability inspections for liquid cargo, incident investigation, shipboard emergency preparedness and navigational audits. Have represented freight forwarders, cargo shippers and receivers, underwriters, for cargo condition surveys, cargo operations, intermodal transport operations, and damage assessment surveys.

Khurana, Captain Vikram – Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Training Ship “RAJENDRA” (1986-88) – Winner of President’s Gold Medal
• Master Mariner Foreign Going (Unlimited) – College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research (India)
• Masters in English, India
• Certification for Interpersonal Skills & Negotiating to Win from American Management Association, New York.

 

Work Experience:
Captain Vikram is a Master Mariner with 12 years of worldwide sea going experience on tankers, bulk carriers, container and general cargo vessels. Well versed with ship and marine terminal operations. He also has over 15 years of Corporate Operations and Commercial experience in Liner/Trade management in Europe and North America including Freight Forwarding, USCBP regulations and 3PL Logistics. He has thorough knowledge of markets and trades between Asia-Europe, Intra-Europe and trades between North America and Far East, Middle East and Near East. He has experience in handling Global and Corporate clients. He has conducted miscellaneous surveys such as barge/truck loading/tie down, barge/truck discharging, transloading, vessel load and discharge, heavy lift/project cargo surveys, roll on/roll off, damage surveys and bunker surveys.

Kinsey, Amy - Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M

 

Work Experience:
Barge surveys, warehouse surveys, roll-on/off operations, cargo loading and tie down and discharge from vessels and trucks.

Koshy, Jacob (Jake) - President (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Admiralty Law (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana)
• Master's Class I (Nautical College, Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom)
• Ship's Stability (National Cargo Bureau, New York, New York)

 

Professional Memberships:
• Member, Nautical Institute, London
• Member, Louisiana State Board of Professional Surveyors
• Associate Member, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
• Member, Marine Technology Society

 

Work Experience:
Offshore/Shipboard experience including marine consulting and surveying since 1974. Combined experience as a Master Mariner and as a Surveyor of Capt. Jake Koshy includes:
Directing and supervising cargo operations which include stowage planning, packaging and securing for inter-modal transportation, and ensuring safe practices/procedures during operations.
Well versed with ship construction, structural integrity, operation and limitations of lifting gear including heavy lifts. Seagoing background includes safe maintenance of cargo gear, and calculation of safe working loads.
Calculate static and dynamic vessel stability during cargo operations at sea and in port, roll-on/roll-off operations and the bending of moments and shearing stresses to barge/ship's structure.
Design securing arrangements of over dimensional cargo on ships, barges, railcars and trailers. Experience with welding types, strength, and adequacy of lashing arrangements and coefficients of friction.
Represent cargo owners, charterers, freight forwarders, and underwriters for surveys relating to cargo damage, claims managements and loss control.

Mathai, Captain Benny T. - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Licensed Master Mariner F.G. (Unlimited Tonnage), United Kingdom.
​• HND Nautical Science (Blackpool and Fylde College, UK)

 

Work Experience:
Capt. Benny is a Master Mariner with 17 plus years of sea going experience on large ocean
going vessels. Benny’s sea experience spans over on Tankers, Bulk carriers, General cargo
and Container ships.
Combined experience as Master Mariner and Surveyor include planning, securing and safe
transporting of all types of cargo offering a high level of hands-on services. Well versed with
ship’s construction, stability calculations, dry dock repairs, safe working practices and safety
auditing in accordance with ISM/ISPS codes.
Conducted miscellaneous surveys such as damage surveys, loading/tie down surveys, roll
on/roll off operations, cargo loading/discharging surveys, bunker surveys, barge on hire/off
hire surveys and heavy lift/project cargo surveys.

Mathur, Captain Atul (Matt) - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research (India)
• Maritime Training Institute (affiliated to Malmo University, Sweden)
• Licensed Master Mariner unlimited tonnage
• United States Coast Guard Approved Personal Survival and Survival Suit/Survival Craft Course (includes Helicopter Underwater Egress Training), Texas A&M University System, Galveston

 

Work Experience:
Captain Mathur is a Master Mariner with worldwide oceangoing experience on bulk carriers, cellular container, general cargo and heavy lift vessel and tankers (crude and product). Specialist at planning container/general cargo stowage. Part of the team that initiated first container direct sailings between India and Europe. Combined experience as a Master Mariner and Surveyor include:
Directing and supervising cargo operations which include stowage planning, packaging and securing for inter-modal transportation, and ensuring safe practices/procedures during operations.
Well versed with ship construction, structural integrity, operation and limitations of lifting gear including heavy lifts. Seagoing background includes safe maintenance of cargo gear, and calculation of safe working loads.
Calculate static and dynamic vessel stability during cargo operations at sea and in port, roll-on/roll-off operations and the bending moments and shearing stresses to barge/ship's structure.
Design securing arrangements of over-dimensional cargo on ships, barge, railcars and trailers. Experience with welding types, strength and adequacy of lashing arrangements and coefficients of friction.
Represent cargo owners, charterers, freight forwarders, and underwriters for surveys relating to cargo damage, claims managements and loss control.

Morampudi, Aravind - Engineer Consultant (New Orleans, LA)

 

Qualifications:
• Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (University of Houston).
• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Andhra University, India))

 

Professional Memberships:
• Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers
• Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Morampudi, Chitti Srinivas (Chet) – Project and Operations Manager (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:

• NAMS Global – Certified NAMS Surveyor Member, 143-984
• OSH Academy – Occupational Safety and Health Manager
• Masters of Business Administration in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Fitchburg State University, Boston, Massachusetts)
• Masters in Environmental and Health Engineering (Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas)
• Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Engineering (Andhra University College of Engineering, India)
• Certified training in Hazardous Commodities

 

Professional Memberships:
• Member of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering
• NAMS Global – National Association of Marine Surveyors - Certified Marine Surveyor (NAMS-CMS)

 

Work Experience:

Responsibilities include supervising export-import shipments and logistics. The primary role while attending shipments is to ensure the safest, most cost effective, process for achieving a zero defect out-turn. Monitoring all aspects of a shipment including: export packing, rail/road transportation, receiving and storage of cargo for shipment, loading, stowage and securing of cargo on board vessels, discharge, carriage to site & final placement. Managing the operations at the firm in guiding the new employees with orientation, discussing the current standards and operating procedures with the current employees. Also monitoring the surveyor’s duties and responsibilities on daily basis with the assigned duties including preparing work schedules. Developing routine HSE regulatory documents and assisting a company's HSE personnel with corporate projects and developing policies for monitoring the environment. Implementing safety technics for safe work places, inspect machines, test the quality of working conditions, and ensure overall safety in a work environment. Training employees in Personal protection equipment (PPE) and safety practices at the work place as the HSE subject matter expert. Responding to accidents, environmental events and regulatory issues and is the primary liaison with the corporate HSE Department. Maintaining safety and training data including regulatory required forms and reports (e.g. OSHA 300, HSE manual etc.). Attending pertinent seminars and stays abreast of regulatory matters like IMO, OSHA, State or Federal standards.

Patel, Kashyapkumar – Mechanical Engineer (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Bridgeport, USA)
• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering (North Gujarat University, India)

 

Work Experience:
• 6 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer.
• Performing structural calculations, design & drafting of cargo securement for off-shore, inland, road and rail transportation.
• Preparations of barge stability calculations for roll on and roll off operation.
• Review of lift plan, jack and slide operations.
• Excellent proficiency and experience in analysis/design programs, SACS Offshore Structure, SACS Marine Enterprise, MOSES, Inventor, Pro-Engineer and AutoCAD.
• Working experience with different engineering standards and regulations like ABS, IMO, DNV, AISC, ASTM, AAR and FMCSR.

Payne, Laura M. - Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston
• Master of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
• Twenty years experience in coastal and marine environmental surveys.

 

Work Experience:
Barge surveys – on/off hire surveys; warehouse inspections; cargo packaging inspections; cargo loading and securing on ships, barges, and trucks; and discharge from vessels and trucks.

Ramaseshan, Mohan - Marine Consultant (Brisbane, Australia)

 

Qualifications:
• Masters in Business Administration


Professional Memberships:
• Associate Member, Australian Institute of Management, Australia

 

Work Experience:
Over 6 years of extensive experience in surveying the loading, securing and discharge of heavy and over dimensional project cargo in the Power Generation, Petroleum, Liquefied Natural Gas, Wind Energy and Mining industries, with surveys done in Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and other Australasian countries.

Ranjit, Amol - Chief Engineer, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

Qualifications:
• Chief Engineer Foreign Going Certificate – U.K.
• Specialized Tanker (Oil) Certificate, Waraash – Southampton
• MAN B&W Training course by MAN B&W Diesel A/S
• Advanced marine instrumentation & Control system, MTI – Mumbai
• Loss Prevention through Risk management & Incident investigation – WMTI – Mumbai
• Cost Control management & Commercial awareness, WMTI – Mumbai
• Vessel Inspection & Survey Management Course
• NPDES of US Environmental protection course. WMTI - Mumbai
• Ship security officer certificate – Naval Maritime Academy - Mumbai
• Marine Engineering training – Mazagon Dock Shipyard. Mumbai

Work Experience:
Served as Chief Engineer for 25 years on large ocean going vessels. Experience spans on Crude & product oil tankers, OBO, Bulk carriers, General cargo & container ships. With extensive experience in maintenance and repairs on various type and makes of propulsion engines, generator engines, hydraulic deck machinery including dry dock ship repairs and engine surveys. As an independent marine surveyor , he has on behalf of ship owners and charterers conducted On / Off hire bunker surveys and cargo outturn surveys.

Richards, Stephen (Steve) – P.E., Senior Consulting Engineer (Orlando, FL)

 

Qualifications:
• BS in Mechanical Engineering (1964), Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
• PE license, State of Pennsylvania

 

Work Experience:
Marketing and sales of power generation and T&D products. Project engineering and contract administration covering installation of power generation equipment. Field assignments in over 26 countries covering transportation and logistic issues (route studies and surveys,carrier qualifications, land and sea rigging operations, Super heavy haul). Risk assessment and approval of transportation/logistic engineering plans covering all modes ( road, water, rail, air). Manage fleet of specialty railcars, export packaging design, design of specialty shipping fixtures, design tiedown arrangements for railcars, stow plans and tiedown on flatdeck barges.

Riggle, Rand E. Jr – Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

Qualifications:
• Deer Park High School Graduate
• Confined Spaces Training
• HUET – Helicopter Underwater Egress Training
• Over 6 years of experience as Marine Surveyor with Eagle Maritime Consultants Inc.

Work Experience:
Six (6) plus years of experience in Marine Surveying within United States and overseas including: Barge on hire / off hire Surveys; Damage Inspections; Transportations surveys; Tug Boat Inspections; Warehouse Inspections; Cargo Packaging Inspections; Barge Roll on / Roll off operations; and Cargo Loading, Securing, and Discharge operations on Ships, Barges, Trucks, Aircrafts, and Rail Cars.

Ruelos, Pete – Marine Consultant (Virginia Beach, VA)

 

Qualifications:
• Licensed US Merchant Marine Officer.
• Bachelor of Science from Maine Maritime Academy in Nautical Science.

 

Work Experience:
Cargo Officer on dry cargo/ammunition ships, tankers. Barge On-hire/Off-Hire surveys, vessel loading/discharge surveys, truck loading/offloading surveys and warehouse surveys.

Sawlani, Manish - Marine Consultant (New Orleans, LA)

 

Qualifications:
• Project Management Professional (PMP)®
​• MBA in International Management (Thunderbird School of Global Management, AZ, USA)
​• Bachelor of Science in Nautical Sciences (T.S.Chanakya, Mumbai University, India)
​• Chief Officer's Certificate of Competency (STCW unlimited capacity).
​• Foundation diploma in ship Operations & Management (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, UK)

Professional Memberships:
​• Associate Member, Connecticut Maritime Association, CT, USA.

Work Experience:
​After graduating from maritime academy, Mr. Sawlani acquired six years of worldwide seagoing experience as a deck officer. He worked on various ships with many companies including Mitsui OSK, Lykes line, CP ships, and Bocimar. His responsibilities included passage planning, cargo stowage and securing, weather routing, stability calculations, equipment maintenance, dry-docking, safety and security planning, and personnel training. Manish took active participation in implementing ISM, ISPS and ISO 14001 procedures on various ships. He currently performs vessel and barge on/off/suitability surveys, cargo loading/discharging operations, cargo loading/tie-down calculations, stability calculations and damage surveys.

Singh, Captain Gian - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• Training Ship “DUFFERIN” (1963-1965)
• Class 1 Deck, Master Mariner, Unlimited Tonnage (Nautical College, Cork,
Ireland, United Kingdom)
• ISO/ISM Internal Auditors (India)
• Higher National Diploma, Nautical Science (UK)
• Advanced Certificate in Marine Operations (UK)
• Liquefied Gas Tanker Safety Course (UK)

 

Work Experience:
Captain Singh is a Master Mariner with worldwide oceangoing experience on cape size / panama bulk carriers, log carriers, lakers, general cargo, container and reefer vessels with varying tonnage and cargoes. Specialist at cargo stowage and securing. Combined experience as a Master Mariner and Surveyor include:
Directing and supervising cargo operations which include stowage planning, packaging and securing for inter-modal transportation, and ensuring safe practices/procedures during operations.
Well versed with ship construction, structural integrity, operation and limitations of lifting gear including heavy lifts. Seagoing background includes safe maintenance of cargo gear, and calculation of safe working loads. Calculate static and dynamic vessel stability during cargo operations at sea and in port, roll-on/roll-off operations and the bending moments and shearing stresses to barge/ship's structure.
Design securing arrangements of over-dimensional cargo on ships, barges, railcars and trailers.
Represent cargo owners, charterers, freight forwarders and underwriters for surveys relating to cargo damage, claims managements and loss control.
Carrying out internal audits and implementation of ISM code onboard ships. Certified to carry out internal audits on ships/ashore.

Singh, Captain Surindar M. - Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• ISO/ISM Internal Auditors (India)
• Higher National Diploma, Nautical Science (UK)
• Advanced Certificate in Marine Operations (Australia)
• B. Com Part II (University Delhi, India)

 

Work Experience:
Captain Singh is a Master Mariner with worldwide oceangoing experience on bulk carriers, general cargo and tankers (crude and product) aboard various vessels with varying tonnage and cargoes. Specialist at cargo stowage and securing. Combined experience as a Master Mariner and Surveyor include:
Directing and supervising cargo operations which include stowage planning, packaging and securing for inter-modal transportation, and ensuring safe practices/procedures during operations.
Well versed with ship construction, structural integrity, operation and limitations of lifting gear including heavy lifts. Seagoing background includes safe maintenance of cargo gear, and calculation of safe working loads.
Calculate static and dynamic vessel stability during cargo operations at sea and in port, roll-on/roll-off operations and the bending moments and shearing stresses to barge/ship's structure.
Design securing arrangements of over-dimensional cargo on ships, barges, railcars and trailers.
Represent cargo owners, charterers, freight forwarders and underwriters for surveys relating to cargo damage, claims managements and loss control.
Carrying out internal audits and implementation of ISM code onboard ships. Certified to carry out internal audits on ships/ashore.

Srivastava, Captain Abihishek (Abe) – Master Mariner and Marine Consultant (Perth, Australia)

 

Qualifications:

• Master Mariner (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency.
• Fellowship in Shipping Management.
• Management program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
• Auditor ISO & ISM

Work Experience:
Shipboard operations onboard Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Multi-purpose ships, Heavy lift vessels, Platform support vessel. Static and Dynamic stability calculations in port and while at sea. Operation of lifting gear including heavy lift cranes and jumbo derricks. Cargo Stowage, Planning and overall management of cargo operations. Navigation and maintenance of vessel to seaworthy condition. Ship yard pre delivery surveys, Dry Dockings / Floating Repairs. Risk management for transportation of Out Of Gauge project cargo in the Energy, Mining & Petrochemical industries. Logistics support services in Oil & Gas and the Energy sector. Port captaincy for dry bulk, steel and project cargoes including Over Dimensional Cargo. Heavy Lifts/ Project Cargo Surveys, Roll On Roll Off and Float On Float Off operations for Oil & Gas cargo, Marine Warranty Surveys. Ship Condition Surveys. Bunker Verification Surveys, Towage Surveys, Project logistics including customs clearance, multi-modal transportation, Material Handling Services for steel and project cargo, Transshipment operations for dry bulk.

Undadi, Anil Kumar - P.E., Structural Engineer (Houston, TX)

 

Qualifications:
• P.E License, State of Idaho and Texas
• Masters in Civil Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
• Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
• Diploma in Civil Engineering, SBTET, Hyderabad, India

 

Work Experience:
Nine years of progressive experience as a Structural / Civil Engineer in different fields of civil engineering. Have been working extensively on preparing layouts, securing arrangements, deck strength calculations and motion analysis for inland and offshore transits for barges, road and rail transportation. Assisted and Managed the design/analysis of SCRs, HRSGs, inlet and outlet ducts, platforms and stair towers for 5 years. Performed analysis and design of spillways, energy dissipation arrangements, piers and spillway hydraulics for multi-purpose dams. Executed engineering surveying, designing and preparing estimates for over 80 road bridges. Excellent proficiency and experience in structural analysis/design programs, SACS Offshore Structure, SACS Marine Enterprise, STAAD.Pro, RISA-3D, CAESAR II, AutoCAD and connections design programs, RAM Connections and RISA Connections. Well versed with different engineering standards ABS, IMO, FMCSR, AAR, AISC, ASCE, ACI, ASTM, UBC, IBC and other industry and project specific standards and codes.

Vadivelraj, Captain Deepakraj – Master Mariner, Marine Consultant (Brisbane, Australia)

Qualifications:
• Licensed Master Mariner F.G (Unlimited Tonnage).
• B.Sc. Nautical Science

 

Capt. Deepakraj has sixteen (16) years of worldwide sailing experience on Heavy Lift vessels, bulk carriers and other vessels. He is an experienced Marine Warranty Surveyor with extensive offshore experience. He has carried out numerous port captaincy assignments and is well versed in handling P&I surveys and insurance claims. Capt. Deepak has completed numerous MS reviews for project cargo movements and is experienced in risk mitigation. He also has an in depth knowledge of maritime laws, SOLAS, MARPOL, IMO, Flag/Port state requirements.

 
Administration and Documentation
 
Philip Koshy - Director (Houston, TX)
John Koshy - Director (Australia)
Hope Diamond - Houston, TX
Kim M. Calcagno - New Orleans, LA
Jill Auty - Virginia Beach, VA
Susan LaRash – Houston, TX
 
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