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  • Gender Male
  • Nationality Irish
  • Alcohol consumption Average
  • Willing to take a drug test Yes
  • Smoker No
  • Visible tattoos No
  • Criminal RecordNo


  • Marital Status Married
  • Looking to work as a couple No


  • English Fluent
  • Afrikaans Fluent
  • Portuguese Basic


  • Availability Unknown
  • Current country South Africa
  • Current location Cape Town

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About & Hobbies

I'm a Marine Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the Marine and Offshore Industries.

I hold a RSA Marine Engineer Class 1 CoC and have sailed on a range of vessels from cargo ships, fisheries research vessels, oil and gas offshore support vessels, DP drilling rigs and an offshore diamond sampling vessel.

During this time I've operated in a number of roles, either operating and maintaining vessel systems as a watch keeping Engineer or working on the installed mission equipment.

I've also spent time working as a marine surveyor and as a technical surveyor and auditor in the more specialized field of drilling platforms and systems.

Now I'm looking for a new challenge in the Yachting sector. I've recently had my 1st Covid vaccination and will tak the booster shot when it's due.

Anything to do with ships an the sea Outdoors and Travel Waveski Surfing Mountain Biking


6 months - 1 year professional yachting experience

10+ years professional technical & compliance experience

5+ years professional project management (new build & refits) experience

10+ years professional crew training experience

5+ years professional marine surveying experience

2 - 5 years professional marine salvage & investigation experience

Motor Extensive Professional
Commercial Extensive Professional
Cruise Little Professional
Fishing Some Professional
Research Some Professional
Delivery Some Professional
New Builds Considerable Professional
Shipyards & Refits Considerable Professional

Detailed Experience

23rd Dec 2015 - Present (7 years, 1 month)

  • Chief Engineer, MV SS Nujoma
  • on a 113m (371ft) Commercial Vessel
  • for Locked

Chief Engineer, DP2 Diesel Electric diamond sampling vessel SS Nujoma. Overall responsibility for the vessel platform and engineering services on board. Technical support for Sampling System. LOA - 113m, GRT – 7971, KW - 14625 Shipboard Diamond Sampling System Engineer, new build sampling vessel SS Nujoma. Project team member for vessel build, stood by construction of the vessel subsea diamond sampling tool and launch and recovery equipment. Offshore sampling operations after commissioning.

1st Jul 2011 - 1st Mar 2012 (8 months, 1 day)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 39m (128ft) Research Vessel called Locked
  • for Locked

Chief Engineer on board RSA fisheries research and offshore patrol vessels, Ellen Khuzwayo, Algoa, Sarah Baardman. Responsible for all machinery and electrical operation and maintenance on board.

12th Aug 2008 - 12th Mar 2011 (2 years, 7 months)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 116m (381ft) Commercial Vessel called Locked
  • for Locked

Semi Submersible column stabilised drilling rig, GRT 41160 , GVA 7500, DP Class 3 rig equipped with Wartsila main generators (KW - 41600) and azimuth thrusters and a full Aker Solutions Cyber base drilling package.

1st Dec 2004 - 30th Sep 2005 (9 months, 30 days)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 42m (138ft) Commercial Vessel
  • for Locked

Chief Engineer on board AHTS and Tender Tugs engaged in various jobs along the South African coast including mooring and diving support for the Durban offshore SBM terminal, offshore STS operations & salvage. Anchor handling & tow winch operator when required.

1st Aug 2000 - 31st Dec 2006 (6 years, 4 months)

  • Chief Engineer
  • on a 90m (295ft) Commercial Vessel
  • for Locked

Service on board AHTS and PSVs of various types (including Icebreaker PSV) in locations worldwide but principally S. Asia, SE. Asia & Africa. 3rd Engineer to Chief Engineer and Acting Technical Manager.

1st Nov 1997 - 30th Aug 1999 (1 year, 9 months)

  • 4th/3rd Engineer
  • on a 105m (344ft) yacht
  • for Locked

OOW, Cargo/ Passenger vessel RMS St Helena, operating between South Africa, St Helena Island & the UK.

12th Mar 1997 - 30th Jun 1997 (3 months, 19 days)

  • Deck Hand/Mechanic
  • on a 13m (43ft) Sailing Yacht called Locked
  • for Locked

Deck hand and mechanic on board for a voyage from Durban to St Helena Island (2700 miles) aboard Yacht Amakaya. LOA - 44ft with gaff rigged Aero sails.


  • Entry Level Qualifications (or equivalent) STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    Updated STCW 95 (STCW 2010)
    ENG 1 (Medical Certificate)
    Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (A-VI/6-2)
    Drivers License
  • Engineering Qualifications (or Merchant, USCG & AMSA equivalent) RIII/2 Chief Engineer (Unlimited)/ Class 1
  • Education (or equivalent) Diploma of higher education (DipHE)/NVQ level 5 or higher national diploma (HND)

Deck Skills

ISM/ ISPS Management & Procedures Proficient
Rigging Experience
Whipping & Splicing Experience
General Repairs & Maintenance Experience
Crane Operation Experience
Tender Driving Experience
Watchkeeping Experience
Planned Maintenance Software System (e.g. IDEA, AMOS or TRITON etc) Proficient
Ship Security Experience

Engineering Skills

Steering Gear Proficient
AV & IT Experience
Electro Hydraulic Controls Very Good
Hydraulic Systems Proficient
Generators & Alternators Proficient
Gearboxes Proficient
Electrical Proficient
Water Treatment Proficient
Water Makers Proficient
Air Conditioning Proficient
Diesel Engines Proficient
Refrigeration Proficient
Mechanical Proficient
Windlass & Winch Systems Proficient
Water Jet Propulsion (inc Jet skis) Experience
Outboard Engines Very Good
Diesel Electric Proficient
Wind Propulsion Experience
Biodiesel Fuel Experience
Solar Power Experience
Steam Turbine Experience

Propulsion Skills

Single Screw Proficient
Twin Screw Proficient
Single Screw (with Kort nozzle) Proficient
Twin Screw (with Kort nozzle) Proficient
Water Jet Experience
Sail Power Experience
Azimut Drive (360° Rotation) Proficient
Bow Thruster Proficient

Maritime Salvage Skills

Offshore Salvage Experience

Maritime Surveying Skills

Marine Accident Investigation Experience
Audits Proficient
Valuations (fair market value) Experience
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Experience
Annual Survey (small craft or large yacht) Experience
Sea Trials Very Good
Marine Engineering Proficient

Yacht Management Skills

New Build Construction Proficient
Repair & Refit Proficient
Insurance & Administration Experience
Project Management Experience
International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) Experience
Ship Security Plan (SSP) Experience
Classification Societies (e.g. LR, ABS, BV, NK, GL, RINA etc) Experience
International Safety Management (ISM Code) Proficient
Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Proficient

IT & Design Skills

Microsoft Excel Very Good
Microsoft PowerPoint Very Good
Microsoft Outlook Proficient
Word Press Experience

Yacht Design, Build & Refit Skills

Naval Architecture Very Good
Mechanical Engineering Proficient
Project Management (planning, technical & scheduling) Experience
Risk Management Experience