Colin Barker - Naval Architect

Colin Barker - Naval Architect

Consultant: TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd

  • B.Eng. Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding with First Class Honours, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Department of Transport Master Mariner, Class 1 (Deck) Certificate
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

With over forty years’ experience of the shipping/shipbuilding and offshore industries, Colin has extensive knowledge of salvage and wreck removal, ship surveying, marine operations and offshore construction. He started his marine career in the Merchant Navy, subsequently joining Lloyd’s Register as a ship surveyor before moving into the offshore industry in 1990. As a manager and engineer at Saipem UK and Noble Denton, working on platform and subsea construction projects, platform removal, heavy lifting, pipeline bundle installation, FPSO surveys and project cargoes, Colin was engaged in a wide variety of engineering, marine warranty surveying and consultancy for the marine and offshore industries.

Colin has been a Consultant Naval Architect at TMC since June 1999, appointed Technical Director in 2009 and became responsible for the naval architecture team at TMC. Colin’s consultancy experience includes salvage and wreck removal operations, offshore installation and heavy lifting, stability, foundering, structural failures, damage to project cargoes, container collapse, fire, ship building and offshore construction disputes. He was engaged as Special Casualty Representative on nine casualties between 2010 and 2023 when a member of the Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch SCR Panel.

Contact Details

+44 (0) 207 237 2617

+44 (0) 788 765 1761

[email protected]


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