Cris Patridge Bio

Cris Patridge

Master Mariner MSc FICS
Managing Director
Myrcator Marine & Cargo Solutions

Cris Partridge is the owner of Myrcator Marine & Cargo Solutions FZE based in the UAE.

Cris has worked across the Arabian Gulf since 2001 and since 2009 has been permanently based in Abu Dhabi. Myrcator MCS specialises in major marine casualty and fatality investigations, expert witness services, project cargo supervision, vessel inspections and S&P services.

Cris started his career as a deck trainee and reached the rank of Master. His seagoing experience in both global and region-specific trading includes general cargo and container ships, cape-size bulk carriers, lighthouse tenders, OSV / AHT including DP operations, coastal vessels, capital and aggregate dredgers, passenger and freight Ro-Ro, heavy lift, multi-purpose RTW cargo ships and research vessels.  In 2004 he was awarded an MSc in Maritime Operations.
Cris has experience as an in-house Master Mariner / Investigator with an international law firm. Cases there involved subsea ploughing and trenching disputes; speed & consumption claims; cargo damage; allision and collision claims; groundings and ice navigation.
Cris has worked in the MENA region since 2001 and has been resident on Abu Dhabi since 2009. He worked with International Marine & Engineering Consultancy in their Middle East offices reaching the position of Regional Director. During 12+ years with them he was involved in a number of high-profile major accident investigations / litigations for P&I Clubs and international law firms. Cris has extensive MWS project management experience on large offshore construction projects and has extensive experience of supervision for project cargoes. He sits on the advisory board for Breakbulk Middle East and moderates topical panels and educational sessions at this annual event.
Contributing regularly to industry publications as well as authoring two books on MARPOL Annex VI, he regularly has articles published about ongoing developments and incidents in the marine industry. Cris regularly presents at internationally attended conferences on a number of subjects including seafarer welfare.
Cris has been a continuously accredited OVID inspector since the program was introduced in 2010 and is a Member of the Society of Marine Warranty Surveyors. He is also an accredited PRI assessor for the CMMar program and an accredited ISM – MLC – ISPS Internal Auditor.
A Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi, Cris is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Freeman of the City of London.