Polaris Maritime LLC has provided Commercial and Technical solutions to the Maritime Community worldwide, since it was established in 2015.
As a Member of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMANY) and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), I also act in the capacity of an ADR Neutral, in maritime disputes and related arbitrations and mediations.
I commenced my Maritime Career in 1975 at age-17, as a sea-going Cadet-Midshipman and sailed for three years on merchant vessels, to qualify for Navigation School. Over the course of my sea career, I attended Liverpool Polytechnic, Fleetwood Nautical College and the University of Ulster, leading up to certification as Navigating Officer, Chief Officer and Master.
My sailing career of 18 years included 5 years in Command worldwide, on all sizes of dry bulk carriers (Handy-Size to Cape-Size), Heavy-lift vessels, Break-Bulk/containerships, product and crude tankers.
After coming ashore, I have been in management positions over the past 27 years with major ship owners, ship brokerage houses, manufacturing and commodity trading firms in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey Tri-State.
The Management of Claims, Disputes and Arbitrations has been central to my functions for over 25 years. I have been fortunate to gain extensive, multi-faceted experience, having represented both, Owners and Charterers through the Claims and Arbitral processes in New York and London
I am continually updating my Legal, Arbitral and ADR knowledge and skills, through regular participation in forums and seminars at the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMANY) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Through interactive Professional Fellowships and Memberships with a wide cross-section of Maritime Societies and Institutions world-wide, I stay abreast of the latest developments in Technology, Business and Regulatory Compliance.
In giving back to the Industry that has given me so much, I actively support several Maritime Charitable and Educational Organizations, including:
Honorary Ambassador, Fundraising for School Educational Programs
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