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Joe P. (JP) Cooper

Senior Marine Surveyor

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    ‣ Senior Marine Surveyor with over 20 years’ dockside experience and attendances to cargo and vessel surveys at U.S. gulf ports.


    ‣ Specializes in pre-load, turnout and damage survey of container cargoes, all steel products and break bulk, including cargo handling, loading, stowage and discharge operations.


    ‣ Experienced in vessel/terminal safety inspections, stevedores’ operations and compliance with OSHA regulations and has assisted in the implementation of 18001 Safety Management Systems for terminals.


    ‣ Has investigated cargo, damage and personal injury claims on behalf of various insurance interests, including P&I Clubs, to establish nature, cause and extent of loss.


    ‣ Experienced in loss mitigation, salvage and best market value of damaged goods.


    ‣ Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and numerous marine safety courses.


    ‣ Certified as a Marine Surveyor, Master commercial diver and non-destructive testing welding inspector.