Burness Corlett Three Quays (BCTQ) Marine Survey Services

Beresford House, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, United Kingdom
The name Burness Corlett Three Quays is synonymous with naval architecture and vessel design. Throughout its history, the firm has designed thousands of vessels of every possible type, from Ro-Ro ferries, bulk carriers and tankers, to high speed catamarans and luxury yachts. Our large international team of naval architects includes some of the most experienced professionals in the sector covering the commercial and large luxury yacht categories. BCTQ's Marine Survey Services division is involved in a wide variety of projects on every type of vessel carrying out pre-purchase inspections, asset protection monitoring, hull and machinery damage surveys through a rapid response programme worldwide. In addition the group's Marine Expert Services division is a world leading consultancy which focuses on the provision of expert witness, forensic engineering, advanced computational analysis and associated services.

Company Staff

Ian Mallett
Principal Consultant Surveyor
Principal Consultant Surveyor
Keith Whitelaw
Principal Consultant - Marine Safety & Marine Surveying
Principal Consultant - Marine Safety & Marine Surveying
Nigel Smith
Principal Consultant Surveyor
Nigel holds a BA in engineering, an MBA and a First Class Certificate of Competency in marine engineering. After 16 years seagoing experience he spent 13 years as an Engineering Fleet Superintendent with experience of container ships, bulk carriers, and chemical tankers. After 6 years as a marine surveyor including a senior position with an independent maritime survey company he joined BCTQ in 2003. He specialises in all types of survey work, including commercial vessels and luxury yachts, relating to new building disputes, bunker disputes and technical investigation of main and auxiliary machinery failures. He has presented oral evidence in arbitration and court hearings.
Rod Neale
Principal Consultant - Marine Safety & Marine Surveying
Rod holds a First Class Certificate of Competency in marine engineering. He is also a Health and Safety, Quality and Environment Auditor and a Petroleum and Gas Tanker Safety Instructor. He has 14 years sea-going experience onboard oil and gas tankers, bulk carriers and general cargo vessels. On coming ashore he was for 10 years a Project Manager with the Ministry of Defence responsible for mechanical, electrical and civil engineering work and quality assurance at several military bases. He joined the Marine Safety and Survey Services division of BCTQ in 1996 and undertakes safety training and audits onboard oil and gas tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships, FPSOs, offshore vessels and nuclear flask carriers. He provides advice to owners on OCIMF inspections and the requirements of oil majors. He has considerable experience providing assistance to shipping companies implementing safety management systems in Europe and the USA.