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Adrian Scales
Director of Nautical UK at Brookes Bell


Adrian Scales is a Chartered Master Mariner.  He joined Brookes Bell in January 2007 from a position as Master with P&O Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd. and became a Partner in 2012 and is currently Director of Nautical UK.  He has considerable ship handling experience on various vessel types and gained pilotage exemption certificates for ports visited during employment with P&O.  During his 18 years at sea, he served on various ship types including reefer/container, general cargo, freight ferries, Ro-Pax ferries and High-Speed Passenger Craft (HSC).  Adrian has carried out a variety of surveys and opinion-based work since joining Brookes Bell and provided expert reports for, and given expert evidence in, court proceedings in the UK.

Adrian's specialisations are in the areas of salvage and wreck removal; ship handling; ro-ro vessels and cargoes; high-speed craft; refrigerated vessels and cargoes; stowage and securing.  He also specialises in the assessment of crew actions following emergency incidents, especially fire, with respect to compliance with training and familiarisation on board Ro-Ro and general cargo vessels.

In November 2015, Adrian was appointed to the Lloyd's Salvage Arbitration Branch SCR Panel as Special Casualty Representative (SCR).  He is also a Fellow of the Nautical Institute (FNI) and a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariner (HCMM) and was awarded his Chartered Master Mariner status in November 2017.

Agenda Sessions

  • Salvage and wreck removal operations in the shadow of COVID 19


Speakers at this event