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President of McLarens Korea Ltd

Capt. Sam S. H. Park

President of McLarens Korea Ltd


After serving at sea as an officer and master mariner for Shinwa Kaiun for 5 years, Capt. Sam Park commenced his claims handling career as an average adjuster at Richards Hogg International in 1980. After 8 years at the company, he founded Spark International in 1988, a maritime claims consulting & survey company. Thereafter, he set up McLarens Korea office, a joint venture firm with McLarens group in 2000.

Capt. Park’s experience and depth of understanding of the industry have made him a sought-after resource for his expert opinions and insights. He is an arbitrator and a mediator of Korean Commercial court of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.


  • Hebei Spirit Oil Spill Incident (Taean, Korea in 2007) – Third Party Liability claims. Total claim amount: USD3.3billion. Assessed amount (USD 330 Million)
  • Wuyisan Pollution Incident (Yosu, Korea in 2014) – Third Party Liability claims. Total amount of Loss (USD 75 Million)


  • Vice-Chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitrators Association
  • Chairman of the Maritime and Insurance Forum

Office Address / Contact Information

704 Officia, 92 Saemunan-Ro
Chongno-Gu, Seoul 03186 South Korea
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Industry Certification

1st Class Deck Officer (Captain), Average Adjuster, Marine Surveyor


Korea Maritime University (BSc), Graduate School of H.U.F.S. (MBA), Graduate School of Baekseok University (MA)


Additional Expertise

Arbitrator / Mediator

Adjuster Experience

44 years 1980