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Gianluca Rolff
Director GA/Distressed Cargo | Master Mariner at TMC Marine


Gianluca Rolff is a Master Mariner and Director of TMC Marine, Medway office, in the UK.  Gianluca is responsible for the General Average and Distressed Cargo Management department of TMC Marine worldwide.

Over the last few years Gianluca has attended several significant casualties for a variety of clients including P & I Clubs, Owners, Average Adjusters and Cargo Interests, surveying and managing the distressed cargoes in terms of ship / shore operations.

The following are notable cases

MSC FLAMINIA                 Fire/Explosion – Germany – 2012

HANJIN ITALY                     Collision/Flooding – Singapore – 2014 (General Average surveyor)

WANHE                                Grounding – Colombia – 2014

SAN FELIPE                          Fire – Malaysia – 2014

HOEGH OSAKA                  Grounding – UK – 2015

MAERSK KARACHI            Crane collapse/Fire – Germany – 2015 (General Average Surveyor)

MODERN EXPRESS           Heavy List, abandonment and salvage – Spain – 2016

SAFMARINE MERU          Collision/Fire – China – 2016 (General Average Surveyor)

ISLA BARTOLOMÉ             Grounding/Flooding – Ecuador – 2017

MSC DANIELA                    Fire – Sri Lanka – 2017

KEA TRADER                       Grounding/Flooding – New Caledonia – 2018

MAERSK HONAM             Fire/Explosion – UAE – 2018 (General Average Surveyor)

MSC ZOE                              Container Stow Collapse – Germany – 2019

YANTIAN EXPRESS            Fire – The Bahamas – 2019 (General Average Surveyor)

Gianluca Rolff's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Active management of GA – the role of the GA surveyor in serious containership casualties