From early beginnings as a Deck Cadet with The Bank Line (general cargo) I've progressed and varied my career via a Classification Society, an oil major, working directly for shipowners in operations of minibulkers and Handymaxes as well as steel manufacture including automotive steel. Worked on ship types from ro-ros to LNGC and a lot of other floating things in between. Along the way I collected a degree in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding and a PhD in Bulk Carrier Structural Integrity, both from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. More recent experience has embraced Capesize bulkers, medium sized oil tankers, DP2 tugs and icebreaking LNGC. With much time spent hands-on in shipyards (new build and repair) I've always taken on the big challenges, latterly in developing work with Government bodies. I also work at and have close links with the University of British Columbia here in Vancouver, Canada where I teach the next generation of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, providing real world teaching input on a structural engineering course.

Naval Architecture Consulting is the next chapter in this story.

 
Photo Leander Bessa Beernaert

Photo Leander Bessa Beernaert

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Teekay Flickr

Courtesy Tony Frost, Sunderland

Courtesy Tony Frost, Sunderland