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Richard Howe
Captain Richard Howe
Managing Director

Richard is an Australian citizen and a Singapore permanent resident. He has been living and working in Singapore since 1980. He holds a British Master’s Class 1 certificate.

During his seagoing career he sailed on a variety of dry-cargo vessels including general cargo, liner, passenger, bulk and container ships. He has extensive experience with sensitive cargoes (mineral sands, grains etc. from Australia & fertilizers to Australia) and is frequently called to assist owners and charterers when vessels are scheduled to call at Australia. He is frequently called to assist owners and charterers when vessels are scheduled to call at Australia.

Richard was Operations Manager for a large chartering/operating company and a large ship-owner before moving to Singapore, where he managed a substantial shipping agency and ship-broking company for 5 years. After a 2-year sabbatical, during which time he completed a single handed circumnavigation of the world via Cape Horn, he started his own company, Maritime Consultants; and later Maritime Claims & Services Pte Ltd (MCS). He qualified as an ISO/ISM Lead Auditor and Arbitrator and became a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has since acted as Arbitrator in a number of charter-party disputes in the region. He is instructed by various legal firms to assist with nautical advice and attends Court as an expert witness on various matters.

His practical and commercial experience have resulted in his services being utilized by P&I and Salvage companies for assignments throughout the Middle-East and Australasia, including Iraq, UAE, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, China, Korea, Japan and Australia.

In common with the other senior surveyors in MCS, Richard undertakes vetting inspections of bulk carriers on behalf of Rightship Pty Ltd. He is also an approved surveyor for the Panama Authorities.


Stanley Pas
Stanley A. S. Paul
BE., Chief Engineer(Class 1), Chartered Engineer, FIE., FIMarE., AVI.,MIIMS., Rightship Approved Surveyor
Director & Principal Engineer Surveyor

Stanley is a former Chief Engineer with 10 years seagoing experience from Junior Engineer to Chief Engineer on Bulk Carriers, Oil Tankers and Container Carriers.

After being invited ashore he has had 21 years experience in the marine sector. This included Class Surveyor in India, Technical Superintendent and Fleet Head (Technical) and Project Head (Technical) in Hong Kong and Singapore for 8 years.

For the past 13 years he has been a Marine Consultant for a variety of large owners and groups. Assignments included new-building and repair projects in Shipyards, Hull & Machinery and P&I matters including collision and machinery damage investigations, surveys and condition surveys, pre-purchase condition surveys, Bunker disputes and quantity surveys, Vessel underperformance surveys, Vetting inspection of Bulk carriers for RIGHTSHIP and Offshore vessels for IMCA, Pre-vetting inspection of Oil tankers, Audits such as ISM, ISPS & MLC, Flag inspections, Condition surveys for Banks, Independent Technical Advisor for Commercial operators and Ship owners, and Expert Witness during arbitration hearings in the SIAC.


Arthur Aung
Captain Arthur Aung
Master Mariner, MSc, Dip in Engr, Rightship Approved Surveyor
Senior Marine Consultant

Captain Aung is a Master Mariner with 15 years seagoing experience, including command experience on container and general cargo vessels

He has substaintial shore and commerical experience, including Ship Management, HSSE (DPA/CSO) for Fleet Management vessels (Bulk carriers, Container vessels, General Cargo vessels, Tankers, and OSV) overseeing Company ISM and ISPS, conducting training, ship audits, inspections and maintaining ship's safety operations. Additionally, he conducts surveys in the Marine and Offshore Industries, including Class survey. Pre-registration Survey, Flag State Inspections and Casualty investigation for P&I Clubs.

Captain Aung is a qualified ISO Lead Auditor and carries out DOC, ISM, and ISPS audits.

He has 9 years experience as Senior Marine Surveyor and has considerable experience with Rightship vetting inspection, pre-loading surveys, loading and trimming on Bulk cargoes & project cargoes (Port Captain), pre-AMSA inspection including MO32 compliance survey, pre-purchase inspections, P&I pre-entry, Casualty surveys & investigations, etc.


Matthias Fuchs
Captain Matthias Fuchs
Master Mariner, MNI, Dip. Eng'r, Rightship Approved Surveyor
Senior Marine Consultant

Captain Fuchs has a total of 16 years at sea on General Cargo, Passenger, Bulk Carrier and Container vessels. He has sailed as a Master for 8 years on board container vessels up to 9,200 TEU.

He has 7 years of experience as a Senior Marine Surveyor and carries out Full Condition surveys, Rightship inspections, Pre-purchase, P&I Entry, Cargo and Vessel Damage surveys.

Captain Fuchs conducts specialized surveys for vessels trading to Australia to load sensitive cargoes and is well versed in pre-AMSA inspections. He is also a qualified ISO Lead Auditor and carries out DOC, ISM, and ISPS audits.