Based in Houston, TX, George Angelis has been working in the marine industry for more than 20 years as a surveyor, fleet technical superintendent, and sea-going engineer. Involved in surveying since 2008, George has conducted a variety of damage surveys, casualty investigations, salvage operations, towages, and risk identification / minimization services on all manner of ships, marine floating structures and fixed structures. He is fluent in Greek and English.
GMar Marine Technical Consultants, Houston, TX
Marine Consultant | Providing independent marine surveying, consulting, claims handling, and expert witness services globally.
Braemar Technical Services incorporating The Salvage Association, Piraeus, Greece -and- Houston, TX
Principal Surveyor (Houston, TX) | Provided surveying, engineering, and marine consulting in U.S. Gulf Coast, Caribbean, and Central America regions.
Staff Surveyor (Piraeus, Greece) | Provided surveying, engineering, and marine consulting services in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.
Conducted surveys regarding damage of ships, floating structures, and fixed structures; collision damage with speed / angle of blow determination; fire and explosion damage with provision of engineering support for forensic investigators; forensic engineering, mechanical engineering, and structural and mechanical systems; failure analysis; dock condition; project and warranty approval; risk identification / minimization for shipyards, ships, and ship managing companies; condition and structural assessment; towage and mooring; firefighting, lay-up and subsequent reactivation approval.
Attended salvage and casualties involving General Average. Conducted mooring analysis and feasibility studies. Oversaw refloating of stranded vessels and recovery-to-surface of still-valuable project cargoes. Actively participated in salvage and air diving operations. In charge of recovery / disposal and jettison of bulk slurries; responsible for 'over the top' transfers of petroleum cargoes from tanker casualties to lightering vessels. Coordinated firefighting activities following accidental explosions on board LPG carriers. In charge of heavy lift approvals and critical cargo transportation risk assessment & minimization. Responsible for approval of sea-fastening arrangement, subsequent supervision of loading, and approval of securing prior to departure. Accountable for unrepaired damage negotiations and CTL negotiations. In charge of preparation of repair specifications and Conditions of Tender, appraisal / evaluation of Tenders and Bids, and negotiation and identification of damage repair costs within larger repair accounts. Prepared statements and provided deposition testimony (American practice).
Interunity Management Corporation (IMC), Athens, Greece
Superintendent Engineer | Conducted work on LPGs, product tanker, and bulk carriers. Responsible for technical management; preparation of docking lists; obtaining quotes; spare parts purchasing; extensive repairs; settling of accounts; budget planning and cost control; maintenance of Class; regulatory compliance and handling of insurance claims. Recruited and interviewed technical sea staff.
Roswell Navigation, Athens, Greece
Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent Engineer | Aboard fleet of reefer vessels.
Topmar Shipping Corporation S.A., Athens, Greece
Marine Claims Broker | Assessed and adjusted claims in relation to hull & machinery policy coverage and cargo claims / demurrages.
Various Positions (Apprentice to Chief Engineer) | Served as sea-going engineer on various vessel types, including: passenger vessels; bulk carriers; VLCCs; and RoRo ferries, including those with general cargo and passenger carrying capacity. Experience included service aboard slow- and medium-speed geared motor plant, opposed piston slow speed engines, superheated steam plant, fully automated and unmanned machinery spaces, and fully manned and manual machinery spaces.
Petrochem Carless Refinery, Harwich, U.K.
Colchester Fuel Injection, Colchester, U.K.
Education & training
Cardiff University, Business School | Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Master of Science (MSc), International Transport
Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia | Macedonia, Greece
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Naval Science and Marine Engineering
Fellow and Chartered Marine Engineer (IEng, CMarEng, FIMarEST): Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
Diploma in Insurance (Dip CII): Chartered Insurance Institute
Chief Engineer Class 1, Unlimited (Steam & Motor)
*Fluent in English and Greek; Basic verbal proficiency in Spanish
TapRooT®: Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training
SEAK, Inc.: Expert Witness Testimony Preparation / Training
International Organization for Standardization (ISO): Certified Auditor / Lead Auditor (ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System)
DNV GL: Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) Workshop - Risk Assessment, Change Management, Incident Investigation
Human Behavior and Crisis Management on Passenger Vessels Training Course
FRAMO: Cargo Pumping System Operation and Maintenance Training Course; Diploma awarded
Certified with Qualification in Non-Destructive Testing
Certified as Company Safety Security Officer
Certified in Calibration / Maintenance of Gas Detector
Further Training Courses:
Fuel Injection Systems
LPG Systems - Carrier
Command & Control Advanced Fire Fighting
Associate Member: Association of Average Adjusters, U.K.
publications & presentations
Various Salvage Cases Conducted presentations on various salvage cases for Braemar Technical Services
Guide to Hull & Machinery Technical Terms Participated in preparation of published editions
Port Policy of Port of Piraeus, Greece Thesis conducted and published during studies at Cardiff University