Edward J. ‘Ted’ Miller

Houston Office
Director of Lloyd Warwick International (Houston), Inc. Specialist Marine Engineer with 43 years experience in the marine and energy industry of which 8 years were gained as a Seagoing Engineer, on passenger liners, OBO and Tankers working up to, and including, Chief engineer on ULCC Vessels, Superintendent Engineer, Ship Manager, Ship repair yard manager and Classification society Surveyor/marine consultant. The last 18 years adjusting offshore and onshore energy and marine insurance claims. Areas of expertise include: operations and general condition review surveys of all classes of vessels, drilling units, drilling and production systems and onshore refinery, petrochemical, pipeline equipment. Offshore, subsea and onshore marine, energy and industrial insurance claims.

Ted studied Marine Engineering at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in parallel to a career at sea and Qualified as a First Class Engineer starting on Passenger/Cruise Liners and ultimately on ULCC/VLCC vessels working up to Chief Engineer on ULCC Vessels. On coming ashore, Ted worked as a Superintendent Engineer and Ship Manager for a fleet of mixed vessel types, shipyard repair manager and Classification Society Surveyor for 9 years opening the ABS Office in Dubai Dry-docks in 1985.  Ted moved to the USA in 1990 and was the president of a ship management company for 3 years before going to the Salvage Association and Rush Johnson Associates were he became a loss adjuster in 1994.  Ted has worked as a Marine and Energy Loss Adjuster for the last 28 years handling major onshore refinery, petrochemical, pipeline ports and terminals and offshore losses.  He has gained experience in managing specialist claims and his portfolio includes the following:

  • Vessel and structure collisions, fires, sinking and machinery and equipment breakdown and damages, including tankers, chemical carriers offshore construction vessels, dive support vessels, drilling units, barges, supply vessels and mega yachts.
  • Offshore and Onshore Major Windstorm, flooding and catastrophe losses since 2004.
  • Subsea LNG port construction damages and various subsea component, pipeline, umbilical and system failures and reconstruction operations.
  • FPSO operating and construction and turbine equipment losses Offshore Brazil.  Gulf of Mexico Ultra Deepwater FPSO riser construction losses.
  • Floating and fixed production platform construction and operational losses including TLP, tethered and compliant tower systems, subsequent Salvage/Wreck Removal operations.
  • Ports, Terminals and Marina’s including major Hurricane, specific tornado and general dock and cargo handling equipment loses.
  • Onshore refinery, petrochemical and pipeline fire, explosion, flooding and windstorm losses.
  • Pollution of land, sea and lake by hydrocarbons and other contamination.
  • Total loss investigations and claim settlements of major offshore floating structures, floating drilling units and subsea pollution prevention systems.
  • Power plant losses to structures and equipment including steam, gas turbine, hydroelectric, diesel engines and windfarm damages.