Roger Daniells

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Roger Daniells
Roger Daniells

Consultant Master Mariner


work London

work +44 20 7403 3838
cell +44 7818 597632

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Career Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Roger Daniells is a Master Mariner.  He joined Brookes Bell in January, 2011, from a position as Divisional Managing Director of a leading company of Marine and Cargo Surveyors.  He has considerable experience on various cargo claims as well as major casualties including groundings, fires and flooding/water ingress. 


Roger has extensive expertise in cargo damage claims on a variety of goods including timber, paper and steel products, bulk and general cargo as well as refrigerated cargoes. 

In addition to the above, Roger has been actively involved in loading and securing project cargoes, including wind turbine power systems, and has investigated losses/damages. 

He has also investigated cargo losses by theft, deception, and by fraud, and has also been involved in related loss prevention programmes. 

Roger has acted as sale broker on behalf of numerous principals, disposing of various quantities of damaged/off-specification cargoes, including timber, paper, steel, oil, animal feeds, grains and fertilisers. 

Professional Qualifications 

  • Class 1 Master Mariner - Foreign-Going. 

Academic Qualifications 

  • Higher National Diploma (Nautical Science). 

Professional Associations 

  • Chairman, British Association of Cargo Surveyors. 

Previous Employment History 

  • Staff Surveyor, rising to Managing Director of International Surveyors and Adjusters, a division of W K W Services Ltd. 
  • Neptune Ship Management Ltd., third officer to chief officer. 

Initially served as third officer on refrigerated cargo vessels generally trading between Central and South America, and South Africa to Europe and the Middle East.  Duties included cargo operations, and safe passage of the vessel, and maintenance of navigational equipment.  Over the years promoted to chief officer with the main responsibilities being crew management, safe carriage of cargo and cargo operations, and deck maintenance. 

  • British and Commonwealth Shipping Ltd., cadet to third officer. 

Undertook a deck officer cadetship with B & C Shipping Ltd., serving aboard reefer/general/bulk cargo vessels and tankers.  Qualified as a deck officer from Warsash College of Nautical Studies during 1979 and immediately commenced employment as third officer.  Specific duties included passage planning, safety equipment maintenance, safe navigation and cargo operational duties. 

Surveying and Consultancy Experience 


  • Total Loss. 
  • Groundings. 
  • Sinkings. 
  • Capsize. 
  • Fires. 
  • Explosions. 
  • Collapse of stow. 
  • Shift/loss of deck cargo. 
  • Collision. 
  • Personal injuries. 


  • Collapse of stow. 
  • Loading and securing. 
  • Damage to cargo (general and refrigerated). 


  • Theft. 
  • Fraud. 


  • Collapse/theft/damage. 
  • Securing high value cargo. 

Project Cargo 

  • Loading and securing. 
  • Discharge. 
  • Damage/loss investigation. 
  • Risk Management. 


  • Heating. 
  • Water ingress. 
  • Collapse/damage. 
  • Hold Clearing Disputes. 
  • Temperature abuse. 
  • Infestation. 
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