Team

Alois Schäfer

Joachim Schlieps

Position/Function : Managing Director and Senior Surveyor

Professional Experience: Mr Schlieps joined COS as a Partner in 2005.

He has been sworn-in, certified and registered by the “Industrie- und Handelskammer für Ostfriesland und Papenburg“ and may carry out

• Value assessment of maritime vessels
• Hold and cargo surveys
• Weight and cargo assessment
• Insurance surveys
• Inland Water Way motor barge
  draft surveys.


As a holder of the Seal of the certifying authority he may testify as an
Expert Witness before the courts of law.

Captain Schlieps holds a full captains license and has a degree in
Maritime economics.
In a career as a Captain spanning 25 years, he has sailed on general
cargo, heavy lift, and container vessels and on bulk carriers world wide.

He has also carried out construction yard surveys and inspections.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0 / 12

Mobil: +49 171 837 19 07

e-maiL: info@cos-partner.com

e-mail: js@cos-partner.com

Doris Klesse

Position/Function: General Secretary

Professional Experience: Joined COS in 2000.

High School gradute. Worked for the Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces) in Munich as administration clerk.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobil: +49 151 230 129 17

e-mail: info@cos‐partner.com

Erika Hoofdmann

Position/Function: Finance/Accounting

Professional Experience: Joined COS in 2014

Adelina Abazi

Position: Assistant to the management

Professional experience: joined COS in 2012

After finishing her A-Level, Mrs. Abazi took an apprenticeship as management assistant for office communication. Since that she works as assistant to the management at COS.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobil: +49 151 504 397 55

August Schwoon

Position/Function: Surveyor for Port Facilities, Locks and Jetties

Mr Schwoon is available to COS on request.

Professional Experience:

After an apprenticeship as a mason, he studied and obtained a degree in Civil Engineering at the university.

After working for some time in Switzerland, he joined the civil
engineering department of the town of Emden where he later
assumed the position of Department Head responsible for design and
execution of civil projects as well as the general building maintenance.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Jürgen Linder

Position/Function: Surveyor (specielised in gas and chemical tankers)

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobil: +49 0177 759 25 13

e‐mail: info@cos‐partner.com

Ernst Grüter

Position/Function: Surveyor

Mr Grüter is available to COS on request

Professional Experience:

He holds a full Captains license and sailed on general cargo and container vessels and sea going tugs world wide and has also been involved in the construction yard supervision and inspection of
container vessels.

Mr Grüter is sworn-in expert for vessel, hold, cargo and also
calibration surveys.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

e‐mail: info@cos‐partner.com

Alexander Völkers

Position/Function : Senior Marine & Cargo Surveyor

Professional Experience: Joined COS since 2012

Trained as shipsmechanic by the shipping company C.F. Ahrenkiel / Hamburg; in service on reefer-, container-, multipurpose- and heavy lift ships, gained experience in the towage business; education as navigator at the University of applied sciences at Leer/Germany; practical experience as port captain in cargo operation of break bulk. project cargo, management of transportation of wind turbines worldwide; between 2007 and 2012 and since 09/2016 as Marine & Cargo Surveyor at Cargo Overseas Surveyor in charge.

Benedikt Giesguth

Position/Function: Senior Surveyor

Professional Experience: Joined COS in 2013.

Mr. Giesguth served for 6 years as Officer in the German Navy. After completing his studies at the FH OOW, he worked for several years on large Container vessels as Nautical Watch Officer.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobil: +49 160 902 04 562

e‐mail: info@cos‐partner.com

e‐mail: bg@cos‐partner.com

Valery Atanasov

Position/Function : Senior Surveyor

Professional Experience: Joined COS since 15.04.2010 .

After completing education as Navigator and other education as Programmer, he sailed as 2nd and 1st Officer on Container, Fishing, Tanker, Bulk and Multipurpose vessels.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobile: +49 151 235 79 961

e‐mail: info@cos‐partner.com

e‐mail: vla@cos‐partner.com

Robert Kidzuhn

Position/Function : Senior Surveyor

Professional Experience: Joined COS in 2013.

After completion of his military service in the German navy Mr. Kidzuhn studied Nautical Science at the Jade University of applied sciences in Elsfleth.

Contact:

Tel.: +49 4404 61 499‐0

Mobile: +49 175 432 38 95

e‐mail: info@cos‐partner.com

e‐mail: rk@cos‐partner.com

Georg Britzkow

Position/Funktion: Senior Surveyor

Vladimir Devive

Position/Funktion: Senior Surveyor

Professional experience: With COS since 2017

After studying nautical sience, Mr. Devive obtained a nautical certificate (first officer) and a university degree (master level). Mr. Device is also a qualified engineer in ship command.

He completed his internship semester in the field of international sailing.

He was the second officer worldwide on container ships for years.

Contakt:

Mobile Phone: +49 (0) 175 4180051

Email: vd@cos-partner.com, info@cos-partner.com

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