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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.

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.

Email: richard.howe@marclaim.com

Arthur Aung
Captain Arthur Aung
Master Mariner, MSc, A. Dip (Mar. Trans) 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. Also, 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 carries out RightShip vetting Inspections, P&I pre-entry, casualty surveys & investigations; pre-purchase inspections and specialist hold condition surveys for vessels proceeding to Australia to load sensitive cargos.

He has 8 years experience as Marine Surveyor and has considerable experience with pre-loading surveys, cargo and container damage inspections, and towage approval survey.

Email: arthur.aung@marclaim.com

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 container vessel up to 9,200 TEU. He carries out full condition surveys, Rightship inspections, pre-purchase, P&I Entry, cargo and vessel damage surveys. He conducts specialized surveys for vessels trading to Australia to load sensitve cargoes.

Email: matthias.fuchs@marclaim.com

Sheikh Farhan
Sheikh Farhan
Agency Operation Executive / P&I Support

Farhan handles Agency matters. He has over 8 years experience as shipping agent (husbandry), and crewing officer. He has a thorough knowledge of the MPA, PSA, and local requirements of Singapore.

He attends vessels and assists Masters as required, arranging crew changes, medical matters, handling logistics, sourcing last-minute requirements of the Master & Owners, carries out other duties as required.

Email: sheikh.farhan@marclaim.com

Stanley Pas
Stanley Pas
MEO Class 1, BE (Mechanical) 1st Class, C. Eng. MIME, Lead Auditor
Rightship Approved Surveyor
Associates Engineer Surveyor

Stanley has 9 years as seagoing Marine Engineer/Chief Engineer. He has 2 years Class Surveyor including offshore vessels & jack-up rigs. Stanley has 4 years major ship-management Technical Superintendent & Technical Manager of tankers, bulk-carriers, containers, wood-chip carriers & car-carriers (mechanical & engineering investigations, onboard superintendent for Maritime Claims & Services Pte Ltd (MCS) clients, damange surveys, and new buildings.

Email: stanley@marclaim.com

Normal Bainbridge
Norman Bainbridge
MEO Class 1, Steam & Motor
Associate Engineer Surveyor

Norman has 10 years sea-going experience in all ranks; 2 years as off-shore production platform manager; 17 years as Sup't Engineer for P&) (OBO, LPG, bulk carriers); 8 years Sup't & GM for World Wide Shipping; 8 years Technical Director ASP Ship Management. Norman is a "hands-on" practical engineer with vast troubleshooting & shipbuilding experience.

Email: norman.bainbridge@marclaim.com