Captain Keith Badsey is an experienced Marine Consultant, Surveyor, Port Captain, Harbour Master and Authorised Pilot for the Port of Bridgwater.
He has specific expertise in personal injury claims, speed and consumption claims and surveys of port infrastructure damage. In addition he has wide experience in general marine surveying including condition and valuation surveys, drydocking and preparation of repair specifications as well as towage requirements for a variety of ships including commercial ships, passenger craft and fishing vessels. Linked to his towage experience is his expertise in operational and navigational risk assessments and audits, and the production of formal safety management systems, environmental management procedures and emergency contingency plans.
Keith has experience with heavy lifts, RoRo operations and most types of cargo e.g. break bulk, steel products, paper, wood, bulk and refrigerated products. He also has experience with a variety of liquid cargo claims, including oil products, quality and shortage claims, as well as molasses operations.
A particular area of expertise is his wide experience in Health and Safety both from the shipboard and the port operational points of view, the latter gained from his 12 years as Harbour Master at Sharpness. He has undertaken Health and Safety investigations, audits and risk assessments for a variety of theoretical and operational situations.
Keith has undertaken warranty surveys (for underwriters) for a major gas field development overseeing the transhipment of project cargoes including large and heavy structures and smaller “sensitive” lightweight materials, such as merchant iron profiles (small pipe and profiled sectionals). He is experienced with most modern inter modal systems such as container, RoRo, MAFI etc.