Technical Director and Principal Surveyor of AMA's U.K. branch, Phil Osmotherley has over 25 years' experience in the marine industry. Experience includes sea-going engineering, technical management, project management, surveying, and casualty investigation for H&M Underwriters, P&I Clubs, and third parties.
Throughout his career, Phil Osmotherley has conducted a wide range of H&M casualty investigations on a broad array of vessel types for Underwriters, as well as for numerous P&I investigations; carried out condition and pre-purchase surveys, third party company investigations, and internal casualty investigations; and provided assistance with legal claims and court cases.
With nearly two decades of experience in the aviation industry, Phil Osmotherley has piloted GA aircraft and received training on ZFT-approved simulators for Boeing aircraft. He has been involved with engineering projects on airframes, aircraft systems, and engines of grounded Boeing aircraft; surveyed aviation parts in transit; conducted damage and condition surveys, including pre-purchase surveys of airlines and a range of GA aircraft; conducted risk assessments; and provided assistance with legal cases.
AMA Marine and Aviation Ltd. (formerly AMA Ltd.), London, U.K.
Technical Director and Principal Surveyor, Casualty Investigation | Providing independent marine and aviation technical advice, surveying, consulting, claims handling, and expert witness services globally.
DNV GL Noble Denton Marine Assurance and Advisory (formerly GL and Noble Denton Consultants, Ltd.), London, U.K.
Senior Principal Engineer: Marine Casualty Investigation | Conducted hull and machinery work, reporting principally to Underwriters concerned. Performed legal work for various worldwide law firms. Conducted P&I Club investigations and third party investigations. Conducted pre-purchase and condition surveys to JH 2013 007 standards and for third party investigations. Acted as a Project Manager for Shell Oil and Gas, U.K., Aberdeen for a long-term project for Shell's 'walk-to-work' operations in 2013, whilst seconded from Noble Denton.
Simplex-Turbulo Co Ltd, Hampshire, U.K.
Technical Manager | Based at company head office in Wherwell. Managed technical and engine service divisions, including dry dockings.
Sea Going Career, Various vessels and companies
Engineering cadet to Chief Engineer
Education & training
South Shields Marine & Technical College | South Shields, U.K.
Higher National Certificate in Marine Engineering
Shore-based and sea-going training
U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Chief Engineer Officer Motor (III/2), Certificate of Competency (Limited kW)
U.K. Civil Aviation Authority: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Flight Crew License, Private Pilot License (PPL)
National Union of Journalists: U.K. affiliated Aviation Journalist (2013-2016)
North of England P&I Association: Residential Course in Loss Prevention and P&I Insurance - Pass with Distinction
Bond Solon, London: Excellence in Written Evidence & Witness Familiarization
GL Noble Denton: Ships Security Course
Teeside Airport: Aviation Fire and Rescue Course
publications & presentations
Preservation of a Boeing 747 'Airliner World Magazine,' 2015
Article detailing the engineering challenges of maintaining a grounded B747-122