Partner, Naval Architect
based in London
Direct Tel: +44 7770 478993
Office Tel: +44 208 300 0190
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBA, CEng, FRINA, SNAME Member
Serdar Isik is primarily an expert in ship classification, ship structures and surveys. He joined Brookes Bell in January 2011 as an Associate, then became a Partner in May 2017, after a career extending over 23 years in ship classification and statutory certification. His main experience is in casualties and disputes for ship classification, statutory regulations, ship structures and ship stability. This includes ship structural condition and hull damages, quality in ship design and construction. He has been involved in some high-profile cases and given evidence in arbitration.
Prior to joining Brookes Bell, Serdar worked for the leading ship classification society Bureau Veritas and for the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, based in London, Newcastle, Dubai, Grand Cayman and Paris, gaining vast experience in regulations, certification, surveys and approvals. Later on in his career, Serdar developed the concept of the Damage and Repair Control Centre in BV’s head office, which he managed for 7 years. He worked as a Principal Surveyor in rule development, mainly on ultra large container ships. He was also the manager of the Maritime Labour Department. He lectured extensively in naval architecture and ship structural damages. Serdar is qualified as ISM and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and holds an Honours Degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and an MBA. He is an official trainer of ILO for the MLC, (2006).