Mark Robinson, founder and Principal Surveyor of Mark Robinson Maritime Consultants (MRMC), has been invited to join London based Newman Giles Paines & Company Ltd (NGP) a multi-disciplinary group of marine consultants, providing survey, consultancy and expert witness services to the marine industry.

With the addition of Mark to the team, NGP now has fourteen consultants, spanning the globe from their headquarters in central London, with representatives in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, Melbourne and Singapore.

Nic Paines said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark on board our team of highly qualified consultants which now will include nine Master Mariners. As well as Marks’ skills in surveying for a number of Flag Administrations, he also brings us an in-depth knowledge of tanker operations having been at sea for 16 years on various product tankers, culminating in a shore post as technical superintendent.”

NGP have specialists covering all shipping areas, as well as qualified internal and external ISM and ISPS auditors who undertake both vessel and company audits.

Their core business is support to the legal process, in which they have comprehensive experience, as well as carrying out ship survey work, sometimes as a stand-alone activity, but often in support of expert witness work.

NGP have acted for most of the major London maritime law firms, P&I clubs and many underwriters (directly or indirectly) and also overseas lawyers, clubs and underwriters. They have represented most interests in the marine industry including ship owners, charterers, cargo interest, port and offshore installation operators, shipbuilders, repairers and equipment suppliers.

Mark said: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with some eminent law firms and insurers, underwriters and P&I clubs whilst also being part of one of the most respected professional marine consultancies in London. It complements the other services offered by MRMC as well as offering new challenges and I am delighted to be invited to be an Associate under the NGP banner.”