Dale M. Lakes
Dale is a Marine Engineer having served with Maersk Line and Princess Cruises prior to becoming a surveyor in January 2014. Dale served on container ships and cruise liners at officer level.
During his time with McAuslands he has carried out numerous P&l and H&M investigations on many ship types including extensive involvement in major failures and repair disputes, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is also a principal surveyor with the Project Cargo team and has acted as marine warranty surveyor for various heavy lift projects for major clients both load-outs and load-ins. He has also carried out various types of vessel audits and inspections.
Dale is the principal course leader on our popular Vessel Familiarisation Course in the UK and holds a welding inspectors’ qualification accredited by CSWIP requirements.
Spoken languages - English
Experience since - 2014
Discipline - Marine Engineer
Sectors - Consultancy, Liability, Renewables, Road transport, Shipping, Technical, Terminals
Area(s) of expertise:
Bunker quality disputes, Cars, Casualty (nautical) investigations, Condition surveys (P&I/ H&M / Pre-purchase/On-off hire), Containerized cargoes, Dry bulk (Agri/Minerals), Hatch cover tightness testing (ultrasonic), Hull & Machinery, Lashing and securing, Marine Warranty, P&I Correspondent, Personal injury, Pilferage, Project / heavy lift cargoes, Refrigerated cargoes (Fish/Meat/Perishables), Steel (Coils/Finished products)