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D.O.B 24th May 1961
Nationality British
Marital Status Married
Dependants None
Driving Licence UK full licence
Education 1973 to 1978 Smithycroft Secondary + Greenock High school. 7 'O' Grades + 4 highers
1985 UK DTI 2 Mate (FG) Certificate of Competence
1989 UK DTI 1 Mate (FG) Certificate of Competence
1992 UK DTI Master (FG) Certificate of Competence (Upgraded to SCTW 1995) cargo endorsement for oil tankers.
Other Courses Ship Security Officer / Advanced Fire Fighting / Fire Fighting – Command and Control /  Bridge Team Management / GMDSS / ECDIS / Leadership / ISO9001 – ISM Internal Audit / Ship Handling Simulator.
Employment 1981 to 1989 Employed by Denholm Ship Management / Denholm IoM as a navigating officer on oil tankers / bulk carriers / OBO’s / Container ships from cadet to Secondf Officer.
  1990 to 1994 Employed as Second Officer / Chief Officer by Teekay Shipping on oil tankers.
  1994 to 2000 Employed as Chief Officer / Master (1997) by Hanseatic Ship Managment on oil tankers, duties included responsible for preparing ship for cargo, loading and discharging cargo, head of deck department and responsible for ships structural maintenance including preparing repair specifications and supervising repairs.
2001 to 2017 Employed by World Wide Shipping becoming BW Shipping as initially Chief Officer and promoted Master in 2002 serving on VLCC’s. As Master I was responsible for running my ship to my owner’s requirements including the performance of the ship and adherence to charter party requirements, safety of the ship, crew and cargo, ensuring the ship is at all times ready for inspection by external parties including oil major vetting and PSC. I was responsible for compliance with International Agreements such as MARPOL / SOLAS / STCW. On sales of all VLCCs to DHT Holdings transferred to Goodwood Ship Managment, Singapore 2017 to 2018.
    Hobbies Interested in internet gaming (MMORPG)
  Enjoy historical documentries.
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