Ricardo Patiño, a marine engineer surveyor, has joined the Salvage Association, and will now be based at the Panama Canal. Patiño studied at South Shields Marine & Technical College, obtaining a first-class honours degree in mechanical engineering at Sunderland University. After seagoing service with BP, Wallem and Swire Pacific, he worked in his native Panama as a Lloyd’s Register surveyor
. More recently he has been surveyor and vice president of an independent survey company.
SA surveyors serving the US Gulf region and Latin America are located in Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Panama and Santiago (Chile).