Eric W. Casson
Eric is a Senior Marine Surveyor and joined McAuslands in February 2017, having been trained as a marine surveyor by the Maritime & Coast Guard Agency (UK) the previous year as a Port State Inspector undertaking courses in Wooden & FRP Boat Building Technology Course; ISM Lead Auditor Course (including ISM); ISPS Verification Course; MLC 2006 Course; Lloyds Register Hull Inspection Course (Damage & Repair).
Before becoming a marine surveyor, Eric was at sea for 35 years, serving on an extensive variety of vessels; ultimately as Captain of highly sophisticated research & survey vessels, as well as a deep-water offshore drilling vessel (MODU). During this period, he experienced first-hand a wide verity of maritime emergencies, encompassing piracy, large scale fires, bomb threats, medevacs and hurricanes. He has also undertaken drydocking’s, refits, conversions and subsequent acceptance sea trials.
As such, he is highly trained, encompassing a broad scope of maritime related training courses including being a qualified British Seas Fishery Officer. He has extensive experience in the specialist vessel sector from survey, environmental research, exploration, new build concept trails (RN) and coastal & blind pilotage training for the Royal Navy with a track record of seeking to improve the working environment through process integration and new safety measures; in addition to which he has served on every class of vessel including Ro-Ro passenger ships. Eric also acts as Expert Witness in arbitrage and court cases.
Spoken languages - English, Spanish
Experience since - 2016
Degree - HND in Nautical Science (Merited)
Discipline - (Master) Mariner, Legal
Sectors - Consultancy, Liability, Loss prevention, Shipping, Technical
Area(s) of expertise:
Arbitration, Casualty (nautical) investigations, Project / heavy lift cargoes