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Maritime Assurance Professional


Seeking a position in the United States with an Oil Major on their Marine Assurance / Marine Technical Support Team or with a progressive Ship Management company in the role of Quality or Vetting Assurance Manager.


Team Lead – Chemicals Marine Technical Advisor (MTA) Team APME region

Jan 2014 - Present

Shell Chemicals APME, Singapore

Appointed Team Lead for Shell Chemicals MTA’s in APME region in order to focus and prioritize projects and support


• Same as MTA below plus

• Organize and prioritize MTA Team Assurance program in APME region

Key Accomplishments

- Identified and engaged 5 ship managers new to Chemicals business

- Initiated regional cargo specific PPE project with ship management partners; currently being rolled out globally?

- Initiated regional operational efficiencies in PO handling, with a potential net savings of USD 1.2 mil./year

- Organized and delivered Regional Chemicals Safety Conference with contracted ship managers

- Team member in developing and implementing global Shell Chemicals N2 Policy and Phenol Checklist

- Guided Chartering Team in successful roll out of new global End to End Assurance Database

Chemicals Marine Technical Advisor

June 2009 - Jan 2014

Shell Chemicals APME, Singapore

Started my career in Shell Chemicals in Singapore on a local contract providing assurance and support to Chemicals Chartering Team in APME and to Shell Seraya Facility; additional regional support provided to US and Europe Chemicals Chartering Teams


• Provide technical support and Marine Assurance for chemicals shipping in APME region and for Shell Seraya Manufacturing facility

• Improve chartering options by engaging and guiding upgrade of potential ship management partner’s procedures

• Drive continuous improvement in operational HSSE both internally and externally

• Manage 250+ 3rd party terminal assessment program in APME region providing customers and supply chains with value added technical assessments

• Cargo Handling focal point on Management Reviews of Technical Ship Managers

• Manage Shell Chemicals APME Marine Emergency Response Plan and exercise program

• Update Shell Chemicals Global and Regional Marine Procedures

• Generate and implement HSSE and Operational awareness training sessions for Chemicals Chartering Team and Supply Chains.

• Follow Up / Close out Incident Investigations for Shell Chemicals marine business

• Manage NSO and MOC processes for marine related operations

Key Accomplishments

- Actively engaged and supported Global Shell Marine Assurance Teams both inside and outside of Shell Chemicals

- Developed and implemented:

• First in region Multi-functional review of contacted terminal involving 4 Shell businesses, net savings of USD 500k

• Regional Chemicals STS assurance process

• Global Ship/Chemical specific Technical Verification Process

• Industry leading closed doping process for Styrene Monomer; currently regional, soon to go global MOC

• Formal voyage orders to Masters, now being adopted globally

• Marine HSSE on boarding process for APME Chemicals Charterers

• 3rd party Terminal Risk Assessment process and documentation

• Regional Marine Emergency Response Tool; now going global

• Regional Pool Operator HSSE Management review and scoring tool; soon to go global

• HEMP and Cargo Specific RA for Shell Seraya Manufacturing facility in Singapore

• Marine Guidance Notes to APME Chartering Team

• Lead APME Marine Team to Zero Findings in 2013 SMBR audit

• Lead 10 internal maritime business reviews

• Cargo Ops focal point on 50+ Management Reviews

• Interviewed and on boarded 2nd Chemicals MTA in Singapore

Marine Superintendent, Risk Management Section and Fleet Asia

June 1997 – June 2009

Odfjell Ship Management Houston / Bergen

First position ashore; worked out of US office and Bergen for Risk Management section in support of global fleet


• Review and revise global shipboard and shore side manuals

• Incident Response as QI and Company Security Officer

• Incident Investigation and Reporting including Root Cause Analysis

• Internal Auditing, shipboard and shore side

• Time Charter vessel inspections

• Shipboard Training projects

• Vetting and Regulatory Compliance inspection preparation, attendance, and response

Key Accomplishments

• Developed and attained class approval on first Shipboard and Company ISPS Security Plans

• Developed and attained class approval on first SMPEP plans for fleet vessels

• Worked effectively with team of Mariners to revise shipboard SMS procedures and processes

• Built long-term relationships with internal and external customers by establishing a high level of confidence and trust.

• Responded and participated in investigation of several High Consequence incidents

• Effective individual training of young Chief Officers and Masters


BS in Marine Transportation – Texas A&M University at Galveston

Core Competencies

• Marine Assurance

• Marine Terminal Assessments

• Chartering Team Support

• Risk Management

• Chemical Tanker Management

• HSSE Management

• Management Review

• Quality Assurance

• Change Management

• Incident Response

• Incident Investigation and RCA

• Stakeholder Management

• Marine Terminal Support

• MTA Team Lead

• Auditing


• US Master's License, Unlimited Tonnage, Any Oceans

• ISM and ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

• ICS 100, 200, 300 Trained; QI Certification

• Risk Management and Incident Investigation Training, Lloyds Register

• Other professional training courses in support of sea service


• 17 years Ship Officer experience on Chemical and Oil Tankers, currently holding Unlimited US Master’s License

• 12 years Risk Management and Marine Superintendent experience with global Chemical Tanker Operator, including QI and Company Security Officer

• 5 years Marine Technical Advisor experience with an oil major in Singapore supporting Chartering Teams and Marine Assurance activities including but not limited to Management Reviews of contracted carriers, upgrading of potential contract partners, incident investigation follow up


Profile Summary

Result-driven professional with a progressive management and technical support career in shipping, ship management, and marine assurance.

Highly effective communicator and team leader with proven ability to build long-term relationships with internal and external customers by establishing a high level of confidence and trust. Developed networks & partnerships with diverse stakeholders.

Innovative leader in development of global and regional marine assurance processes and procedures.

Singapore, Singapore,
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