Captain Kevin J. Roach
Born 1958. Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator
Proficient in all aspects of Chartering, Operations & Trading: Dry Bulk, Break-bulk and Tankers.
Wide experience representing both, Owners & Charterers, in Claims and Arbitrations relating to Dry & Tanker Time & Voyage Charter Party Disputes, Laytime, Voyage Performance, Vessel & Cargo Damage, Commodity Trading Contract Disputes, Inland Marine and Off-Shore Towing & Barging.
45+ Years’ Maritime Industry experience:
Merchant Navy Officer & Captain • Shipbuilding Superintendent • Marine Surveyor & Port Captain • Fleet Operations Manager • Chartering Manager
Director, Legal Affairs, Insurance & Claims (Ship Owner) • Tanker & Dry Bulk Shipbroker • Director, Logistics, Insurance & Claims (Trader/Charterer).
Master Mariner (Unlimited Gross Tons upon All Oceans) issued by the Ministry of Transport, Government of the United Kingdom.
Sailed 18 years worldwide, with Denholm Shipping Glasgow and Atlas Shipping London, including: 5 years in Command on Bulk Carriers (Handy to Cape-Size), Heavy-lift/Break-Bulk/Container ships, Product and Crude Tankers.
26+ Years’ Shore-based Management Positions, in the New York Tri-State:
11 years: Director, Legal Affairs & Claims; Head of Operations Desk (Van Ommeren Clipper; J. Lauritzen, Oldendorff Carriers)
5 years : Director, Logistics, Ins. & Claims: CSC Sugar LLC (Current); Honeywell Resins and Chemicals (Ocean Marine & Inland Barging)
8 years : Deep Sea Tanker Broker and Dry Bulk Freight Trader (Odin Marine Group LLC; Dietze and Associates LLC)
3 years : Principal Marine Surveyor: Vessel Inspections, Loading & Stability, Damage & Loss Investigations (Polaris Maritime LLC)
1978-1986: Liverpool Polytechnic • Fleetwood Nautical College, England • University of Ulster, Belfast Northern Ireland:
On-going professional studies leading up to certification as Navigating Officer, Chief Officer and Class One - Master Mariner
1993-1994: New York Maritime College: M.S. Transportation (attended): Concentration in Maritime Law, Ocean Marine Insurance (Hull, P&I, Cargo)
Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA) New York • ACIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), New York and London
Freeman, Honourable Company of Master Mariners UK • Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation • Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers • Royal Institute of Naval Architects • Association of Supply Chain Managers
Honorary Ambassador: www.SoundWaters.Org Non-Profit Environmental Edu: “Protecting Long Island Sound through Education”
Seaman’s Church Institute, New York • RNLI (Royal Navy Lifeboat Institute) • The Wellington Trust www.thewellingtontrust.com
Languages: English as native language; Conversational and Nautical Spanish, Italian and Greek
Awards, Technical and Fellowship Papers:
Griffith Award Nominee by the University of Ulster Belfast, for Highest achieving student, Master Mariner’s Course Year 1985-1986
Safety of Navigation Awards:
• United States Coast Guard: AMVER Award, Gold Pennant Recipient: Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System - Life-Saving at Sea
• "Certificado de Explorador Del Estrecho de Magellanes" - Chilean Navy Certificate of Recognition for Safe Navigation in the Straits of Magellan
• “Passage Planning and Safe Navigation through the Straits of Magellan; Cape Cross-Tide: A Master’s Experience”
• “River Plate Navigation: A Master’s Guide to Safe Navigation under NAABSA (Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground) Conditions:
Full Speed Ahead with Zero Under-Keel”
“A Quantitative Study of Air-Sea Interface Heat Transfer through the Formation and Evolution of a Tropical Revolving Storm”
Marine Incidents, Casualty and Pollution:
“Practical Applications to The Master’s Role in Collecting Evidence – A Case-Study based Guide for Fleet Masters"
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