Marine casualty management consultancy, Solis Marine, has introduced a global fire and chemicals emergency response operation. The new division will be led by Sander Loef who will be based in the Netherlands.
Sander Loef joins Solis Marine as marine consultant, fire and chemicals specialist, and becomes general manager of the Rotterdam based operation. His appointment meets client demand for specialist advice in relation to fire, chemical and oil spill response and risk assessment.
Going forward, Solis Marine will now offer on-site attendance or remote advice round the clock to clients for the investigation of fire and chemical incidents involving all vessel types, cargo fire, or spills in port, offshore or at sea.
Over the past 17 years, Sander has worked as a firefighting expert, dangerous goods and hazmat specialist, and oil spill response co-ordination and safety officer. He also brings experience in maritime commercial, operational, logistical, financial, legal and insurance matters. Additionally, Sander has investigated a number of incidents and provided reports including giving expert evidence in court and tribunals.
“The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and a major maritime hub, and so this was a natural choice of strategic location for Solis Marine’s latest expansion in Europe as we look to grow our global footprint and the range of client services we offer,” says Solis Marine Consultants co-founder and senior partner, Captain John Simpson.