John M Walker, CEng,CMarEng,FIMarEST, SAMS AMS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Braemar Technical Services
  • Phone: 212 587 9305
  • Cell: 917 392 0463
  • Fax: 212 587 9301
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Maritime and Engineering

Specialty Focus: Marine,Ship,Shipyard,Ship building,ship repair, maintenance,repair,Yacht,super yacht,Boilers,Turbines,Bunkers,Salvage,Hull,Machinery,Cruise Ship,Maritime,accident investigation, root cause analysis,bunkers,fuel,lubricants,failure analysis,ISM,SOLAS,classification society,product liability,

Education: Marine Engineering, Warsash Maritime Academy; Chief Engineer (Unlimited Power) Merchant Ships, United Kingdom Maritime & Coastguard Agency; Diploma in Marine Investigation, Lloyds Maritime Academy; Chartered Engineer, Chartered Marine Engineer, Engineering Council, UK

Years in Practice: 24

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4

Additional Information

Has acted as an expert for shipowners, engine manufacturers and insurance Underwriters in several high profile marine and energy casualties, both in the United States and worldwide. • Experienced Marine Engineer and Chartered Engineer(CEng), Surveyor and Consultant with 24 years in the marine industry • In depth experience of project management, fleet maintenance and new construction; cruise ships, mega yachts and refrigerated cargo ships • Design and construction planning of marine power plants and propulsion systems • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST) SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: • Cruise ships and super yachts; new building and repair management • Casualty Investigation • Root cause analysis of major incidents and failures • Diesel electric and pod propulsion • Gas turbines propulsion, large crosshead type diesel engines, medium and high speed diesels • Refrigerated cargo ships / cellular container ships • Pre purchase and vessel condition surveys FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS: - Unlimited Chief Engineer's Class 1 Certificate, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. - HNC Marine Engineering – Warsash Maritime Academy, 1996 - Diploma in Marine Investigation - Lloyds Maritime Academy, 2012 - Advanced Investigation Team Leader, Root Cause Analysis - TapRoot, 2010 - P&I Insurance and Loss Prevention – NEPIA Residential Course, 2012 - Marine Gas Turbine Advanced Maintenance and Inspection - General Electric, 2003 - Diesel Electric Propulsion / Marine Electrical Maintenance / High Voltage Systems, 1999 - Cargo Refrigeration Systems – Carrier Transicold, 1999 - Aviation Fuel Management and Handling, 2004 - Service and Maintenance – Wartsila NSD (various engine types and courses) - Command & Control Advanced Fire Fighting, Helicopter Fire & Rescue - IFTC - Human Behaviour & Crisis Management of Passenger Vessels - LEAN Techniques for Managers – GL Group, 2012 - 2013