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Casualty Investigation Report

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16th June 2006 File No.

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CASUALTY INVESTIGATION REPORT
( Investigation of Death @ Sea )

M.v. “ NYK SPRINGTIDE ”
Voyage :- 32E17 YIT Terminal @ Los Angeles, California 12th May to 7th June 2006

This Report has been presented without prejudice and with the exercise of due care and diligence. In accepting this report of Certificate, it is agreed that the extent of the obligation of this firm with respect thereto is limited to furnishing a Surveyor believed to be competent, and in making this Report or Certificate, the Surveyor is acting on behalf of the person requesting the same, and no liability shall attach to this Firm for the accuracy, errors and omissions thereof.

Ship Particulars
1.1 General Data Name: Owners: IMO Number: Port of Registry: Call Sign: Type of Ship: Deadweight Tonnage: Length overall: Breadth (Moulded): Extreme Draft: Means of Propulsion: Engine Power: Service Speed: Delivery: Radio: Electronic Positioning: M.v. NYK Springtide Ulala Maritime S.A. Panama, R.P. 9017044 Panama HOCZ Container Carrier (Capacity: 3054 TEU) 39404 (MT) 253.38 m 21.20 m 11.50 m Diesel 45,000 PS 23.4 knots 30 June 1992 SAT “F” 764118236, SAT “C” 435312610 GPS

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Documents To Be Produced a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) m) n) o) p) q) r) s) t) Statement of Master; Statement of Chief Officer; Copies of Official Log Book pages Copies of Deck Log Book pages (3 May, 3 May Retard Day, 4 May); Copy of Master’s Night Orders from 5/3/06; Copy of Panama Seaman’s Document for Jai Kumar Shah; Copy of Master’s Certificate for Capt. Peter Damian Misquitta; Copy of Ship Registry & most recent Tax Payments to Panama Maritime Authority; Marine Note of Protest; Crew List & Ship’s Particulars; Copies of Nautical Chart 4522 used during incident; Copies of four (4) pages of parallel search pattern; Copies of weather and position log pages; Weather Charts received on the vessel; Weather Reports received on the vessel; GMDSS Radio Log Summary; Daily Record Summary of all communications; Copy of Distress messages sent via GMDSS; Copy of list of satellite phone call records; & Copy of Heavy Weather Navigation Checklist.

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Particulars of Voyage

The NYK Springtide was on an eastbound transpacific passage between the port of Sendai, China, and Los Angeles, CA on Voyage 32E17, and nearing the International Dateline at the time of the incident. The date at which Cadet Shah was last seen was May 3rd 2006. In the morning when he was discovered missing, was again May 3rd in what is sometimes knows as Dateline Day or Repeated Day. The Master reports that the vessel sailed from the port of Sendai with a full load of containers, and a GM of 0.97m. 4 Particulars of Personnel Involved in Incident Master: Chief Officer: Third Officer: Bosun: FMA: Capt. Peter D. Misquitta Mr. Vikram Yadav Mr. Ankush Chowdhury Mr. Rodolfo E. Rosal Mr. Eljube T. Lunggakit

” During the night in which Cadet Shah went missing. Wind and sea conditions remained similar through the next night and day with the wind gradually coming around to the West. Weather and Tide During the night of the incident. the vessel was passing to the south of a low pressure system which was moving to the NNE. The logbook describes conditions as follows: Time 2100 2200 2300 Midnight 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 Noon 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 Wind SSE SSE SSE SSE S’ly S’ly S’ly S’ly SSW SSW S S S S S S SW SW SW SW SW WSW WSW Force 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 6 5 Swell S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3 m Retard Day S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3m S 3/4 m S 3m S 3m S 4m S 4m S 4m S 4m S 4m S 4m S 4m Following this time darkness set in. The proximity of the low pressure center was causing strong winds from the SSE which moved to the South during the night. and the following day when the search started the visibility was at least two miles at all times. Seas were described in the log book as “high sea and swell.5 Particulars of Sea State. .

Cadet Shah reportedly came to the Bridge to make a telephone call to India. He was told by the Chief Officer to “knock off” and get dinner. This would have been at approximately 03/2100 LT. The Third Officer reports that he did not overhear any noticeably loud or stressed conversation during the phone call. He was told to start work again in approximately two hours (1940) to make a fire round of the interior areas of the ship.1 Type of Incident Marine Casualty: the death of a person that is caused by. Following his fire round. or in connection with. The ships phone records show that this call was made at 03/2136Z. He reportedly informed the Chief Officer (via ships telephone to the Bridge) when this was completed at approximately 03/1730 LT (03/0630Z). 6.6. During this time period. Shah was last seen) and 03/2030Z (when it was discovered that he was missing). Cadet Shah reportedly came back to the Bridge and made his phone call to a family friend in India. ships clocks were being moved forward 20 minutes per watch. Another Crewmember was using the phone at the time. . he worked (under the direction of the Chief Officer) with the Bosun cleaning in cargo hold bilges. The Third Officer was on the Bridge at this time.3 Details of Incident and of the Events Leading Up To It and Following It During the last day that Cadet Jai Shah was seen on the vessel. This happened at approximately 2045 (LT).2 Date. Time and Place of Incident The incident (apparent loss of a person over the side) took place at sometime between the hours of 03/1000Z (when Mr. Cadet Shah left the Bridge. According to internal interviews with all crewmembers by the Master and Chief Officer (and confirmed by the Investigator). the operations of a ship. He reported that Cadet Shah came onto the Bridge (from behind the blackout curtain) and wished the Third Officer a good night. Cadet Shah reportedly told the Third Officer that he would go below for a few minutes and come back when the phone was free. that was the last time that anyone on the ship saw Cadet Jai Kumar Shah. Following that work he was assigned by the Chief Officer to monitor the ballasting of a tank in the Ballast Control Room as the tank filled by gravity. When the Third Officer returned good night wishes. He reportedly stopped the operations below the tank top level. 6.

Nakaya of NYK who told to reverse course • 03/2228 Reversed to reciprocal course to return to last known position • 03/2230-2400 Conducted a second search of vessel for missing Cadet • 04/0100 Commenced third search of vessel for missing cadet • 04/0100 Received phone call from Mr. He states that he was informed at 0815 hours by the Bosun that the Cadet had not reported for work. Bosun and deck gang. There is a notation in the deck logbook that “Checklist for navigating in heavy weather completed with rough seas and swell. At 0830 the Chief Officer informed the Bridge (and the Master) that the Cadet was missing. Informed that 2 aircraft had been dispatched (from Honolulu and Alaska) • 04/0155 Informed by RCC Honolulu that C-130 aircraft would search the area starting around 04/0600 . This was the first of four such searches during that day. but did not find the Cadet there. At that time. He found the door open. Richards of USCG RCC Honolulu. the first official notice of Cadet Shah being missing is in the statement of the Chief Officer. went inside. Chadha to inform of the incident • 03/2200 Completed physical search of vessel • 03/2226 Received call from Capt. It is noteworthy that there is no requirement for the posting of signs on all internal doors warning about not going on deck during heavy weather. and with the USCG providing SAR assistance. The Chief Officer reports that all crewmembers (including Cadet Shah) were warned about heavy weather. a search was begun with the Chief Officer. The details of the ocean search follow with times in UTC: • 03/2110 Phoned NYK Cell Manager Mr. The Chief Officer then went to the cabin.” A copy of this checklist is included in this report. A full-scale intensive search of the vessel from bow to stern was then launched with all hands. The ocean search for the missing Cadet Jai Kumar Shah took place over the next 33 hours. the crew mustered. the records do not indicate any incidents. Communications took place with Company officials.During the night. and a head count showed the Cadet as still missing. The Bosun stated that he had called the cabin of the Cadet (10-15 rings) with no reply. On the following morning. The Chief Officer then went to ask the crew directly if they had seen the Cadet. When the Cadet was not found at 0900 the General Alarm was raised. and told not to go out on deck. At 1028 the vessel was turned to a reciprocal course to head back towards the last position when the cadet had been seen.

Proceeded to position of last sighting to resume search at daybreak • 04/0900 Informed passing vessel MV TANGO of missing crewmember and asked to keep sharp lookout • 04/1015 Informed by RCC Honolulu that due to fuel constraints. aircraft were returning to their home stations • 04/1740 Resumed search for missing cadet in position 38-333.4 Details of the Performance of Relevant Equipment There is no evidence of any equipment failures relevant to the incident. However. Taylor) that SAR aircraft would be over the area and stay on site for approximately one hour • 04/0600 Commenced fourth physical search of the vessel • 04/0730 Darkness setting in. 6. the engine room was in UMS condition and unmanned. . but Cadet Shah was not seen in the Engine Room.• 04/0500 Received call from NYK Captains A Singh and Joshi asking for telephone numbers for cadet. 2nd Officer and Chief Officer) and a lookout. and the chain over the starboard bunker rail did not have proper tension.5 Persons on Bridge During the time period in which the incident apparently took place. it will be noted in another section of this report that a chain link rail was not in place over the port bunker rail (located just aft of the Accommodation House). and resumed voyage to Los Angeles.6 Persons in Engine Room During the time period in which the incident apparently took place. and added little height to the rail at that position. CA 6. 6. • 04/0518 Informed by RCC Honolulu (Lt. suspended the search for missing crewmember Cadet Jai Kumar Shah. the Bridge was manned by a Watch Officer (3rd Officer. Search suspended.9E in parallel search pattern • 05/0145 Informed by USCG RCC Honolulu that they were suspending search • 05/0730 As darkness fell. Security rounds were made periodically of the area.5N 171 38.

TANGO (LAPN-5) Capt. As to fatalities. Copies of radio logbook entries and other documents are attached. 6.10 Details of Any Injuries/Fatalities There were no injuries noted as a result of this casualty.8 Extracts from all Relevant Documents The documents which were required to be produced are listed in Section 2 of this report.9 Details of Communications Made Between Vessel and Radio Stations The details of all communications between the vessel and radio stations are noted in the “details of the incident” section of this report. The Master was notified that Mr. Where the contents of these documents are deemed relevant.V. Shah was missing at approximately 03/0830 LT after he failed to report to the Chief Officer.7 Whereabouts of the Master The Master was not on the Bridge when Cadet Jai Shah was last seen.V. He later came to the Bridge to write Master’s Night Orders at 2300 LT. 6.6. EVER ULTRA Passing vessel M. 6. Richards . Joshi – NYK Shipmanagement . Mr. Nakhaya – NYK Shipmanagement Casualty Response Center Mr. the subject of this report is the status of the missing crewmember. Chadha – NYK Shipmanagement Cell Manager Capt. Taylor – USCG RCC Honolulu (arranging for dispatch of two rescue aircraft) Passing vessel M. and then retired to his quarters for the remainder of the evening. 7 Assistance After the Incident The Master received assistance after the discovery of the missing crewmember from the following: • • • • • • • • Mr. Shah is missing and believed to be deceased. Cadet Jai Kumar Shah.USCG RCC Honolulu (for SAR advice) Lt. quotations are inserted at points where they are relevant. Anuraj Singh – NYK Shipmanagement Capt.

10. Shah was well-liked by the crew. and attached to the report were reviewed by the investigating officer with the Master of the NYK Springtide. Shah to any hazardous areas of work.• LES Santa Paula (land radio station) • CAMSPAC Station (MF/HF DSC Urgency Messages) • AMVER positions reported 8 Authentication of Documents All of the documents listed in this report. Several interviews indicate that Mr. Rosal FMA: Mr.1. There is no indication of any likelihood of foul play.1 Human Element 10. and duly noted his relative lack of experience. and also reviewed the original copies of many of the documents to ensure their authenticity. Rodolfo E. Vikram Yadav Third Officer: Mr. The investigating officer reviewed the chart which was in use at the time of the incident.2 Organization on Board . Misquitta Chief Officer: Mr. All persons interviewed indicate that they find it difficult to believe that Cadet Shah would venture outside of the Accommodations House in a storm. 9 Interviews (Crew or Witness) Master: Capt. It is noted that the Chief Officer apparently took great care not to assign Mr. Peter D. Lunggakit 10 Analysis and Conclusions 10. There is no other indication of any suicidal impulses by Cadet Shah. An email from the brother of Cadet Shah indicates that the he was looking forward with great anticipation seeing his brother again after more than a year apart.1. Captain Peter Damian Misquitta verified the copies as having been directly copied from various ship records. It is noteworthy that the person who is presumed to be the best friend of Cadet Shah on board (FMA Eljube Lunggakit) shared memories of the two friends singing songs from their respective countries. Ankush Chowdhury Bosun: Mr. Eljube T. He had been on the ship for almost 5 months before the incident.1 People Factors Cadet Jai Kumar Shah was reportedly on his first ship after graduating from maritime college.

1. and was reportedly not in place at the time of the incident.1.1. The national makeup of the crew was typical for this NYK Shipmanagement with officers coming from India. 10. 10. It is noted that when the Investigator looked at the cabin. study and sleep in their individual cabins during off-duty hours. • The ship does not routinely place signs on the inside of doors leading out of the ship during heavy weather. with no indications of any unusual activities. 10. Influences and Environment . the following issues were noted by the Investigator: • The chain over the top of the rounded bunker station rail on the Starboard side was sagging.5 Shore Side Management It is noted that the “Heavy Weather Navigation Checklist” which apparently came from the Company ISM Manual does not contain a requirement for placing signs on interior doors warning not to go out on deck during heavy weather.3 Working and Living Conditions As noted. the deck cadet on the NYK Springtide is assigned to a single cabin on D Deck.6 External. Recommendations to address these issues will be provided in the following section of this report. The top rounded rail is approximately 25-30 cm lower than the top rail around the remainder of the Main Deck. they are normally left alone to work. It is believed that the USCG investigators left the room in a somewhat messy condition. it had already been inspected by USCG officials.4 Ship Factors While the ship obviously is operating well. and provided little extra protection from falling over-theside from the main deck.1. 10. and in most respects has no apparent problems. • The chain over the top of the Port Bunker rail was missing. While cadets often are well-supervised during their working hours. There is no indication of any racial tension or other issues on the ship. and ratings/junior officers from the Philippines. The cabin was found to be clean.It appears that Cadet Shah was well-supervised on board by the Chief Officer and persons assigned by the Chief Officer.

CA on Voyage 32E17 and approaching the International Date Line at position 38 42. His recommendations follows: • Chain rails over the rounded bunker rail should always be replaced before a vessel leaves port.0E at 0830 LT (03/2030Z) when it was discovered that Cadet Jai Kumar Shah had not reported for duty. at 1028 LT (03/2228Z) the Master ordered the ship to be turned . After an unsuccessful physical search of the vessel and consultation with Company and other officials. combined with the noise of the wind would make it virtually impossible for any outcry from a person going over the side would be heard on the ship. It is virtually certain that the only other person outside during this time period would have been the lookout on the Bridge wing. The Company should institute a requirement that all interior doors which lead to the outside (at all decks) should have warning signs placed on them during periods of heavy weather. China to Los Angeles. The vessel was enroute from Sendai. 2006. It is also apparent that Cadet Shah was well-supervised during his working hours on the ship. There is no reasonable way that any crewmember (even a young and inexperienced one such as Cadet Shah) can be watched and supervised 24 hours a day.” Summary Casualty Investigation of M/V NYK Springtide The container vessel M/V Springtide suffered the loss and presumed death at sea of a crewmember during the evening of May 3rd. These chains should be stretched tightly over this space so that the effect is to have a rail at the same height as the rest of the railing on the main deck.The strong winds and large seas during the time that Cadet Shah went missing made it extremely unlikely that Cadet Shah would be found if not one actually saw him go over the side. it is the opinion of the Investigator that the two Ship Factors noted in the previous section should be addressed. 11 Recommendations It is apparent that all crewmembers on the NYK Springtide are devastated from the loss of a friend and fellow crewmember. The fact that the wing is 20 meters above the main deck and 30 meters above the ocean.0N 176 26. However. May 3rd was a repeated day on the vessel as it transited Eastbound across the Pacific and the International Date Line. The placement of these warning signs should be a requirement of the “Heavy Weather Navigation Checklist.

however the Master and Chief Officer indicate that verbal warnings were given to crewmembers not to go on deck during the night. and the FMA (Fitter Assistant) who was known to be the best friend of Mr. around the Main Deck. and a parallel ocean search under the direction of the USCG Search and Rescue (SAR) unit was conducted until searching was abandoned as darkness fell on the second search day on 4 May 2006 at 1930 LT (05/0730Z).around to go back over the course traveled during the previous night and begin an ocean search of the waters traveled. 3rd Officer. and through the entire system of port and starboard tunnels. Shah was last seen). charts. The ocean search of the waters traveled. Interviews with the Master and a number of crewmembers indicate that the last time anyone saw Cadet Shah on the ship was at approximately 02/2100 LT (03/2140Z) on the bridge where he had made a ship-to-shore phone call to a friend in India. and managed to leave the ship un-noticed when it reached port • The person met with an accident while out on deck and was washed (or fell) over the side It is the conclusion of this investigation that Mr. to Mr. Shah is missing and presumed deceased. We also conducted interviews with the Master. The most likely occurrence of the four possibilities listed above is that Cadet Jai Kumar Shah mistakenly went out on deck and accidentally went over the side where he perished. Thus. not found. The vessel was in relatively heavy weather during the night of the disappearance. there was a period of more than 11 hours in which his whereabouts were unknown. inside and around the outside of the Accommodation House of the vessel. There are four possible conclusions to draw from a person missing on a ship at sea: • The person committed suicide (planned or unplanned) • The person was the victim of foul play • The person was hidden away on board. and conducted a thorough inspection of the ship from the Navigation Bridge (where Mr. Bosun. There are no other log book entries as to heavy weather procedures. During the investigation. The ship apparently does not use warning signs on the doors to attempt to prevent anyone from going out on deck. we reviewed all relevant documents. Shah’s cabin. Shah on board. with winds from the SE at force 7 increasing to force 8 from the south during the night. A log book entry during the 00-04 watch indicates that the vessel completed the checklist for maneuvering in heavy weather. Chief Officer. . and records. A total of four complete physical searches of the entire vessel were conducted over the course of the day.

the deck officer on the bridge was operating inside the wheelhouse. and would likely be measured in minutes. Jai Kumar Shah had perished at sea. The sea was also quite rough during this time period. the amount of time that a person could be expected to survive in the sea would certainly be less than 2 hours. Shah became unknown. The temperature of the water at the time is this incident was listed in the ship logbook as 15 degrees Celsius. Shah to leave his cabin at night to go out onto a dark and windy deck in the dark will likely never be known. the chances of the lookout hearing any shout from a person going over the side would be highly unlikely. Shah could most likely be expected to be found for approximately 33 hours. USED ABBREVIATIONS AIS ARPA COG GPS IMO ISM OOW SAR SOLAS UTC Automatic Information System Automatic Radar Plotting Aid Course Over Ground Global Positioning System International Maritime Organization International Safety Management (Code) Officer on Watch Search and Rescue Safety of Life at Sea Universal Coordinated Time (also known as Z) . and reach the inescapable conclusion that Mr. it appears to have been a reasonable decision to abandon the ocean search.During the time period when the whereabouts of Mr. but due to the noise of the wind and the distance above the water. The lookout was on the wing of the bridge. The Master conducted a search of the waters where Mr. The exact cause which led Mr. and with consultation with SAR officials. Given this situation. All of the survival gear on the ship was reported to be in place by the Master and ships officers.

Erich P. Anuraj Singh (Senior Personnel Manager Crewing Department). At the insistence of Company officials the brother of the missing Cadet and his fiancé were also present. and either the Master or Chief Officer. The on-board investigation took place on the vessel NYK Springtide at the YIT Terminal in Los Angeles CA beginning at 1100 hours (LT) 5/12/2006. Allan R. this report is submitted to the Panama Maritime Authority Directorate General of Merchant Marine.FOREWORD The Panama Maritime Authority Directorate General of Merchant Marine. Panama Maritime investigation authorities acted in accordance to the IMO Resolution A. ALLAN BREESE-LB . Breese representing K Fitter & Associates to conduct the on-board investigation. Capt. Department of Navigation and Maritime Safety appointed the firm of K Fitter & Associates to investigate the accident on May 12.849(20) concerning accident investigation as the leading party of the investigation. CAPT. Mr. Issued without prejudice. Office KPF-LB/ KPF-CAPT. Breese took place in the presence of Mr. All interviews. documents and records are attached. Inc. Wise (an attorney representing the Company). California U. Fitter & Associates. KHUSH FITTER K . Statements Concerning the Investigation Report In accordance with IMO Resolution A.S. inspections and other actions by Capt.P.A. The statements from the Master and Chief Officer have been noticed in this text. All received statements.849(20) concerning investigations of marine casualties and incidents. 2006.

Copy of Panama Seaman’s Document for Jai Kumar Shah. Statement of Master. Copies of weather and position log pages. Copies of Deck Log Book pages. 4 May). Crew List & Ship’s Particulars. Resume of the Investigator. . (3 May. Copies of four (4) pages of parallel search pattern. Copies of Nautical Chart 4522 used during incident. GMDSS Radio Log Summary.ATTACHMENTS Attached to this report and made part of hereto are the following: Photographs. & Copy of Heavy Weather Navigation Checklist. Copy of Master’s Night Orders from 5/3/06. Weather Reports received on the vessel. 3 May Retard Day. Copy of Master’s Certificate for Capt. Peter Damian Misquitta. Copy of Ship Registry & most recent Tax Payments to Panama Maritime Authority. Marine Note of Protest. Daily Record Summary of all communications. Copy of Distress messages sent via GMDSS. Copies of Official Log Book pages. Copy of list of satellite phone call records. Weather Charts received on the vessel. Statement of Chief Officer.

v.California.32E17 Vessel Alongside YIT Terminal @ Los Angeles . .PHOTOGRAPHS M. NYK Springtide Voyage No :.

PHOTO 1: Stateroom of Cadet Jai Kumar Shah (5/12/06) PHOTO 2: Desk of Cadet Jai Kumar Shah .

PHOTO 3: Notebook Found In Room of Cadet Jai Kumar Shah ( Only Routine Note From Cadet Studies Found ) PHOTO 4: Last Page of Notes Found in Notebook .

PHOTO 5: Email From Brother: Sharn Kumar Shah Asking About Next Meeting Date .

PHOTO 6: Mobile Phone Found in Cabin PHOTO 7: Cash Found in Cabin Desk Drawer .

PHOTO 8: Wallet Found in Desk Drawer PHOTO 9: Cash Found in Wallet .

PHOTO 10: Lifejacket/PFD Found in Cabin PHOTO 11: Cadet Cabin is Close to Door to Outside Ladderway .

PHOTO 12: Satellite Phone on Bridge Last Place Where the Cadet was Seen PHOTO 13: Starboard Ladderwell and Window of Cadet Stateroom at Bottom of Photo .

PHOTO 14: Starboard Ladderwell as Seen From Main Deck Below PHOTO 15: Chain Over Starboard Bunker Station Does Not Stretch Tightly Across Opening .

PHOTO 16: Bunker Station Rail on Port Side Does Not Have a Chain Stretched Across top to Provide Protection from Accidental Fall PHOTO 17: Vessel @ Dock Demonstrates the Height on the Main Deck Area Above the Water. The Height of the Bridge Wing Above the Water Estimated More Than 30 Meters .

ATTACHMENTS Attached to this report and made part of hereto are the following: Resume of the Investigator .

Breese Career Summary During his time as a deck officer and ship master. Bulk Carriers. West Coast and to Japan. but he has also sailed as a deck officer on Crude Carriers. He has evaluated maintenance programs. ballast. and Singapore. environmental and security auditor of merchant ships. have my 40 hours hazmat certification. . His primary focus has been on bridge-team management. He lives with his wife in Fountain Valley. California. making port calls in Asia. Africa. Breese is married. and the development of security processes for Exxon Mobil for their FPSO fleet. This has assisted him in his writing. with dozens of trans-Pacific crossings. training.S. with two grown children. including computerized preventive maintenance programs. quality. and fully trained in ICS. His primary focus was in the Pacific Basin. He is a certified lead auditor in ISM. mates and engineers on the latest and best practices of seafarers. and Passenger Vessels out of all major ports on the U. and the use of management systems to improve shipboard life. and has developed safety management systems for maritime terminals and ships. Capt. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Capt. Capt. He has also trained hundreds of mariners in the principles of safety and quality operations. and stability systems on all of the ships he has visited. and has evaluated the operation of cargo. Management of projects has been his focus for the past 4 years. He has participated in dozens of ride-along audits where he has been able to consult and advise captains. Capt. Taiwan. Break Bulk ships. Europe and North America. the Philippines. As Master he made more than 100 transits of the treacherous Straits of Malacca. Product Carriers. His time as Master was spent on large containerships. Breese has evaluated the working practices of seafarers from around the world. and his ability to speak in front of large groups. His recent work includes a security gap analysis for the country of Jordan.Resume of the Investigator Name: Captain Allan R. Breese transited every ocean in the world. Breese has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. and operation of an effective bridge. He has extensive experience with Oil Spill Cleanup exercises and plans. As a safety. Korea.

Breese developed methodology for vulnerability and risk assessments of U.S. and PFSO under the requirements of the IPSPS Code. San Diego. and Portland. Representative: K . port facility. Breese has conducted dozens of audits of port. as well as ports and port facilities. P. Philadelphia. and vessel security plans around the world. Capt. Breese has conducted safety and security assessments on ships and at facilities around the world. OR. or participated in investigations and audits for the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Matson Navigation vessels Matson Navigation Hawaii Port Facilities Alaska Tankers Fleet Louis Dreyfus fleet vessels Offshore Marine Service Association vessels (more than 200) Exxon Mobile’s Kizomba A FPSO Port of Gothenburg Port of Aqaba. he participated in security assessments at the ports of Philadelphia. flag and international vessels. Fitter & Associates. Following development of the tool. PA Chemoil Terminals. and has trained more than a thousand persons to become SSO/VSO. Capt. He either led teams.Investigator/ Assessor Captain Breese was a Subject Matter Expert as part of a team that developed a Port Security Assessment Tool for the USCG shortly after 9/11/2001. Long Beach. Inc . Jordan Ports of Oman Ports of Nigeria Victoria Ship Management vessels Penn Terminals. CA Capt. CSO.

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