Alongside, Podcast Series

Alongside is The Standard Club‘s podcast series featuring thought-provoking discussions on news and topics in the maritime industry, with experts from the club and special guests in the field.

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Episode 2: Major Shipping Casualty

This time, we’re looking at what happens during the initial response to a major shipping casualty and how technology can help in making the right decisions during the emergency response. We’re joined by Richard Janssen, Managing Director, SMIT Salvage and Sam Kendall-Marsden, Director of Claims, Standard Club. 27 mins

Meet our guests

Richard Janssen - President of the International Salvage Union and Managing Director of Smit Salvage, has more than 25 years’ experience of the marine salvage, towage, offshore and energy sectors. He was part of the Smit teams that delivered many well-known and complex salvage and wreck removal cases often with innovative engineering and pollution prevention requirements, including the Ievoil Sun, Kursk, Ehime Maru, Tricolor, MSC Chitra, Perro Negro 6, Troll Solution, Baltic Ace, Modern Express and Maersk Honam.

Sam Kendall-Marsden – Director of Claims - Standard Club. Sam spearheaded the club's responses to the MSC Chitra, MV Rena, Costa Concordia and Amadeo I casualties and provides ongoing advice and support to colleagues at the club in relation to casualty management.


Episode 1: The Northwest Passage

Welcome to a new podcast for the shipping industry across the world. Our focus for this episode is the notorious Northwest Passage - its viability as a trade route and it’s challenges. Sharing their expertise are Captain Duke Snider, ice navigator, founder and CEO of Martech Polar Consulting and Tim Keane, Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects at FedNav. 16 mins

Meet our guests

Captain David (Duke) Snider - CEO and Principal Consultant of Martech Polar Consulting Ltd, a privately-owned company providing global ice navigation services and support for polar shipping, ice navigation, polar research, expedition logistics support and ice related consulting services.

Tim Keane – Fednav Limited, Senior Manager – Arctic Operations and Projects, Began his career at Fednav on the operations side in 1977. Since 1997, has been managing the commercial operations of the company’s Arctic business line including the commercial management of the NUNAVIK, UMIAK I and the ARCTIC, the company’s icebreaking bulkcarriers.  

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