Expertise.

With over twenty years of experience in the Marine Industry, I am confident in my capabilities in inspecting and consulting about the condition of any marine vessel. I am qualified as a Chief Marine Engineer and, with this credential, I have the necessary expertise to conduct damage surveys, project risk management, audits, and inspections.

Sectors

I have been working across the following sectors:

  • Commercial Shipping

  • Oil & Gas

  • Offshore Renewable

  • ​Financial & Legal

  • Pleasure Boating.

  • Ports, Harbours, & Infrastructure

My knowledge & experience encompass:

Naval Architecture &
Marine Engineering

  • Conceptual Design including Feasibility Studies – Assessment of propulsion, cargo arrangements, speed & performance.

  • Naval Architecture – including hull forms, general arrangement, stability assessment, powering, and seakeeping. 

  • Engineering & System Design – including piping and electrical work, Failure Mode Effect Analysis reports for ships and onboard systems.

  • Machinery and Equipment Failure investigations and analysis.

  • Regulatory Compliance  – (Class and Flag States liaison and support).

  • Management of Vessel Drydock, repair, and/or retrofit projects – including evaluation of repair specification and appraisal of the estimated cost of repair and conversion, provide steelwork calculation and NDE examinations

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Maritime Safety 
Audits & Inspections

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​Since 2012 I provided the maritime industry with a genuinely independent assessment of vessels' condition, thorough inspections, and prompt marine survey reports, enabling commercial and business decisions to be made quickly and helping clients save time and money. I helped them with:

  • Yachts and Small CraftsPre-Purchase, On/Off Hire, Condition, Hull & Machinery Damage surveys, New Build and Pre-Delivery Surveys.

  • Commercial Shipping - Pre-Purchase, On/Off Hire, Condition, Hull & Machinery Damage surveys, Ultrasonic Tightness Testing of Hatch Covers, and Flag State Inspections.

  • Marine RenewableIMCA eCMID and MISW Surveys.

  • ISM/ISPS/MLC/ISO Audits.

Risk &
Project Management

With combined engineering knowledge and practice, I assessed risk and compliance with underwriter’s insurance warranties, deal with specialized, oversized cargo and high-value shipments. This process covers a review of packing before shipment, inland transport to and from the manufacturer’s premises, suitability of road transport, barges, and ocean vessels to ensure risk-free and safe transportation, review of ship stability data, loading and unloading of cargoes onto vessels and securing of cargo items such as power generation, off-shore, mining, wind farms, and petrochemical plants.

Maritime Education &
Training

Not being restricted merely to consultancy and engineering, I took the initial turn in my career life, as a Senior Maritime Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, in the year 2012; and subsequently as an assistant professor at State University of New York - Maritime College in charge of the Maritime Operation - Engine USCG unlimited license, then a director for the LNG Center of Excellence.

I have many years of experience working in the field of  Maritime Training and Education,  been involved in many specialist training packages, and delivered them to various international clients, in association with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and The International Institute of Marine Surveying IIMS, my training materials have been delivered through Classroom and Web-based distance learning platforms for the maritime industry.

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