Head of Operations / Managing Director. International Maritime Insurance (P&I) correspondent. Personnel Claims Handler / Specialist, dealing mainly with crew injuries and illness on board, stowaways, cast-aways, and other persons affected by ship's operations. Identification, interviewing, documentation and repatriation of stowaways, cast aways and crew-deserters around the World, all co-ordinated from the base in Durban, South Africa. Evacuation, hospitalisation/stabilisation and assisted repatriation of delicate medical cases of crew and other personnel at sea and air around the World. Assisting foreign Immigration entities with the identification, documentation and repatriation of most complex undocumented illegal immigrants and /or prisoners, e.g. Ministry of Justice in the Hague, Australian DIMIA, Portuguese SEF, and others. Working together and shoulder-to-shoulder on the ground with numerous foreign Immigration entities whilst attended to assisted repatriation of stowaways and other security risk persons around the World, e.g. American INS, Argentinean Immigration, Brazilian Policia Federal, Canadian CIC, Peruvian Immigration, Portuguese SEF, Spanish Immigration, French Immigration, UK Immigration, German Immigration, Austrian Immigration, Italian Border Police, Dutch Royal Marechaussee, SA Department of Home Affairs, Nigerian Immigration, Tanzanian Immigration, Kenyan Immigration, Ghanaian Immigration, Moroccan Immigration, Algerian Immigration, Ivorian Border Police, Senegalese Border Police, Indian Immigration, Bangladeshi Immigration, Pakistani Immigration, Singaporean Immigration, and many others. Managing and conducting hands-on disembarkation of medical and security risk persons from ships off limits of all South African ports to secure ships and all on board. Co-ordinating and managing personal claims from beginning to successful closure. Evacuating ship's crew and other medical risk persons from remote areas around the World into safe medical conditions and facilities, management and full recovery. Co-ordinating, managing and attending to escorting of security and medical risk passengers around the World. Preparing and presenting full proposal, planning and hands-on attendance and execution of all the above mentioned operations on the ground to ensure safe and successful performance and conclusion, whilst travelling extensively to every Continent. Assisting individuals, corporates, sports clubs, federations, professional players and other high profile persons in South Africa with all aspects of the SA Immigration (all visas, permits, etc) and Civic Affairs (ID's, passports, certificates,etc) as a registered and well recognised Immigration Specialist. Promoting, planning and executing Safety and Security Risk Prevention exercises on board ships in South Africa, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, including integrated security access control and full ship searches involving canine assistance.