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Our Team

Capt. Plamen Dimkin MNI

Managing Director                                                  e-mail:         dimkin@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                     Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Master Mariner ocean going vessels, certified Average Adjuster

Professional affiliations

Vice-chairman of the Bulgarian Shipmasters Association

Member of the Nautical Institute, London

Appointments

Non-exclusive surveyor for the Guardian Bureau of Shipping, Delaware, USA.

Carrier summary

Junior officer with Navibulgar; junior and senior officer with Reederei NORD Klaus E Oldendorff; surveyor for Universal Surveys Ltd. and Fidelitas Ltd (Lloyd’s Agent in Bulgaria); General Manager of Fidelitas Ltd.; Navibulgar BOD Member

Specialist knowledge

Hull and Machinery Surveys: collision, grounding, heavy weather, fire and machinery damage, cargo gear, particular and general average, ship’s condition surveys, supervision of repairs, approval of repair specifications, casualty investigation, dock damage. Vessel condition surveys – all type of vessels. On / off hire surveys – all type of vessels.

Offshore installations, pipelaying and commissioning

Ship evaluations.

Towage Approval Surveys – review and approval of towage projects and relevant documentation, towage recommendations and requirements.

Liability surveys. Stowage / lashing / securing of heavy lifts onboard ships.

Personal injury / loss of life. General and reefer cargo surveys.

Average adjusting: Preparation / review of claims under marine insurance policies, statements of claim against third parties, recommendations for claim settlement.

Ch / Eng Rumen Rachev MSE, LLM

Principal Surveyor                                                  e-mail:         rachev@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                     Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Chief Engineer officer over 3,000 kW, Environmental officer, Law degree

Carrier summary

Junior officer with Navibulgar; junior and senior officer with Reederei NORD Klaus E Oldendorff; senior officer with Pioneer Tanker Shipping and Ofer Ship Holding, Environmental officer with P&O Princess Cruises, newbuilding superintendent— Kawasaki Shipbuilding Co., non-staff Surveyor for Fidelitas Ltd.

Specialist knowledge

Hull and Machinery Surveys: machinery damage, fire, cargo gear, ship’s condition surveys, supervision of repairs, approval of repair specifications, casualty investigation.

Vessel condition and pre-purchase surveys – all type of vessels.

Newbuilding superintendent.

Paul Robson

Director Adjusting Division                               e-mail:           robson@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                 Languages: English and Greek fluent

Qualifications

Average Adjuster—English law and practice

Carrier summary

1967 – 1980 Joined William Richards & Son – later to become Richards Hogg International. 1980 – 1989. Joined Poseidon Average Adjusters in London. 1989 – 1994 Joint M.D. of Manley Hopkins, Average Adjusters, Piraeus. 1994 – 2004 Partner of Robson Butler Associates, Piraeus.

Specialist knowledge

Average adjusting English law and practice. Preparation / review of claims under marine insurance policies, statements of claim against third parties, recommendations for claim settlement. Consultant on cargo, P&I and Hull matters in addition to preparing claims.

Dipl. Eng. Kancho Kanchev

Senior Marine Surveyor                                         e-mail:           office@shipsurvey.org

Naval architect                                                        Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Diploma in Naval Architecture

Training in Mould Loft Parts in Hitachi Zozen, Japan - April 1967 - July 1967.

Training in Numeral Control - West Germany - November, December 1969.

Carrier summary

Technologist and supervisor in Technical Division of Varna Shipyards, Chief of Technological Division for Numerical Control, Varna Shipyards. Assist Chief of Steel Fabrication Shop, Varna Shipyards. Ship Surveyor for the Bulgarian Register of Shipping. Shipbuilding Engineer for Kuwait Shipbuilding and Repair Yards. Superintendent for Navibulgar. Joined Lloyd's Register in June 1990, sixteen years varied experience covering survey of ships under construction, ships under repair and existing ships. Ship Senior Surveyor for Lloyd’s Register.

Specialist knowledge

Hull and Machinery Surveys: collision, grounding, heavy weather, fire and machinery damage, cargo gear, ship’s condition surveys, supervision of repairs, approval of repair specifications, casualty investigation.

Vessel condition and pre-purchase surveys – all type of vessels.

Newbuilding superintendent.

L.R training courses since 1990

i) Use of Materials; ii) Non Destructive Examination; iii) GRP Boat Construction

iv) Industrial

Ch / Eng Milen Minchev MSE

Senior Engineering Surveyor                               e-mail:           office@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                   Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications                                                                                Croatian—spoken

Chief Engineer officer over 3,000 kW

Carrier summary

Junior engineer with Navibulgar; junior and senior engineer with Reederei NORD Klaus E Oldendorff; Staff Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer with Renaissance Cruises, non-staff surveyor for MSB Ltd.

Specialist knowledge

Hull and Machinery Surveys: machinery damage, fire, cargo gear, ship’s condition surveys, supervision of repairs, approval of repair specifications, casualty investigation.

Vessel condition and pre-purchase surveys – passenger, tanker and chemical vessels

Specialist— Wartsila Diesel Engines, Sulzer, MAN B&W, SKL.

Training courses:

i) ALSTOM Diesel-Electric Propulsions ii) High Voltage training course

 

Capt. Milen Stoykov

Senior Marine Surveyor                                           e-mail:         stoykov@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                     Languages:  English, German and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Master Mariner ocean going vessels

Carrier summary

Sea going carrier with Navigation Maritime Bulgare, and BNAVI Spa, Master with  BNAVI Spa, staff surveyor for MSB Ltd. 

Specialist knowledge

Vessel condition and pre-purchase surveys – all type of vessels

Offshore installations, pipelaying and commissioning.

On / off hire surveys – all type of vessels

Specialist in stowage / lashing / securing of heavy lifts

Towage Approval Surveys – review and approval of towage projects and relevant documentation, towage recommendations and requirements.

Specialist bulk and general cargo surveys.

 

Capt. Nikolay Ruskov

Marine Surveyor                                                         e-mail:         ruskov@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                     Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Master Mariner ocean going vessels

Carrier summary

Sea going carrier with Navigation Maritime Bulgare, staff surveyor for MSB Ltd. 

Specialist knowledge

Specialist  - Stowage / lashing / securing of heavy lifts on board ships.

Cargo surveys – bulk, general cargo, ro-ro, ro-lo units, draft surveys, etc.

On / off hire surveys – all type of vessels

Marine warranty and liability surveys. Offshore installations.

Towage approvals / towage calculations and preparation of towage plans

Capt. Petko Minev

Consultant                                                                 e-mail:         bourgas@shipsurvey.org

                                                                                     Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications

Master Ocen Going Vessels over 3000 GT, valid for tankers

Tug Master First Class; Pilot Licence

Carrier summary

Sea going carrier with Navigation Maritime Bulgare, VShips managements, staff surveyor for MSB Ltd. 

Specialist knowledge

Towage approvals, warranty surveys, ship condition surveys, casualty investigation

Specialist  - Stowage / lashing / securing of heavy lifts on board ships.

Cargo surveys –lLiquid cargo surveys, etc.

On / off hire surveys – all type of vessels

Marine warranty and liability surveys

Marine operations consultancy

 

Dipl. Eng. Yakim Yakimov MSE

Technical Director                                                e-mail:           yakimov@shipsurvey.org

Fleet Manager                                                         Languages:  English and Russian fluent

Qualifications                                                                

Chief Engineer officer over 3,000 kW

Carrier summary

Junior engineer and senior engineer with Navibulgar; Chief Engineer with Grimaldi Group and Pullmantur Cruises, non-staff surveyor for Fidelitas Ltd. Technical Director and Fleet Manager MSB Ltd .

Specialist knowledge

Hull and Machinery Surveys: machinery damage, fire, cargo gear, ship’s condition surveys, supervision of repairs, approval of repair specifications, casualty investigation. Vessel condition and pre-purchase surveys – all type of vessels

Vessel and repair superintendence.

Offshore installations, pipelaying and commissioning.