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Nick Haslam
Partner at Brookes Bell


Nick Haslam joined Brookes Bell as our Principal Master Mariner in March 2019 after 22 years in the marine consultancy industry.  He previously served at sea for 21 years in all deck ranks up to Master.  He has considerable towing and anchor handling experience and previously worked for four years with a salvage company onboard salvage tugs.  He also served on various ship types including reefer, container, bulk carrier, general cargo, tugs and AHTS.

Nick has carried out a variety of surveys and opinion-based work since becoming a consultant.  His particular specialisations are in the areas of salvage and wreck removal; towing disputes; offshore operations; and salvage arbitration.

In 1999 Nick was appointed to the Lloyd's Salvage Arbitration Branch SCR Panel as Special Casualty Representative (SCR), in 2017 he was appointed as the SCR representative on the SCOPIC Committee at Lloyd’s.

Agenda Sessions

  • Case study: the 'Stellar Banner': managing the physical challenges of a VLOC casualty