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Martyn Haines

Senior Master Mariner, London


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Martyn is a Senior Master Mariner in the international marine team at Clyde & Co and an accredited Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council.

Martyn has 44 years’ experience in the shipping industry, including: 12 years at sea serving on types of vessels from oil tankers, bulk carriers, containership to heavy lift vessel. 11 years in commercial operations and fleet management; and 15 years at an International P&I Club where he was a Senior Claims Director handling high value casualties and an Area Syndicate Manager.

Martyn joined Clyde & Co in June 2011 and is a marine consultant, casualty investigator and case handler. He specialises in handling vessel casualties including collisions, groundings, dock damages, fires and explosion where evidence gathering, taking witness statements and analysis is required.

He regularly advises and presents to the London Insurance Market on marine issues such as collisions, ship-to-ship operations, general average and P&I Insurance. He has also undertaken speaking engagements in Argentina, Chile, Greece and Italy.

Martyn gained mediation accreditation in 2017 and is a member of the Society of Mediators. He is a Freeman at the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, a Younger Brother at Trinity House, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a Member of the Nautical Institute. Please click here to view Martyn’s Mediation CV.

Martyn has acted on a number of notable cases including:

  • HARBOUR KRYSTAL – explosion loss of life and general average
  • ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE – total loss of ship and cargo
  • ALEXANDRA 1 collision with EVER SMART
  • ALPINE ETERNITY – allision with a gas jacket off Iran


  • Casualty
  • Dispute resolution

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