CHIRP Maritime Ambassadors
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Captain Nikos Aslanis
Experienced tanker Captain with broad experience in ship management, and safety systems, ISM Lead Auditor, Maritime Security Auditor, ISO 9001/14001/18001/50001 Auditor. Maritime career broad experience in operation of different types of ship. Ship management experience, operating different ship types within budget and assuring vessels being compliant with national and international rules and regulations. Variety of ships from Chemical tankers/Product tankers/ Crude oil tankers/Cement Carriers /Bulk carriers. Creative, focus to resolve and positive results. Familiar with Quality Systems, Safety trainings. Rules and regulations, unified interpretations.
Joshua has eleven years working experience in Maritime Industry, specifically in port Operation, stevedoring and cargo handling. He is Managing Director of Woshua Marine Services, Takoradi, Ghana; providing manpower services and support for engineering and construction, bunkering supply, vessel fumigation, handling dangerous goods, port agency. Joshua has a Lloyds Maritime Academy diploma in port management.
Born in 1972, Certified Master Mariner, qualified ISM Lead Auditor, marine surveyor and maritime instructor.
He served at seat for 11 years reaching the rank of Chief Officer on oil tankers. Since 1999 he worked ashore for a few ship management and consulting companies as Superintendent first and later as DPA & HSEQ Manager. Presently, Daniele is working for a Singapore based offshore company covering the position of DPA & HSEQ Manager.
Over the last sixteen years, he has been involved in several ISM and ISPS audits, marine surveys, casualty investigations and implementation of Management Systems.
William is a junior deck officer working offshore on the UK continental shelf. His nautical career began on large passenger vessels and has since diversified to the offshore oil and gas sector. He has experience sailing on Platform Supply Vessels, Multirole Support Vessels and is a Dynamic Positioning Operator. William is a Careers at Sea ambassador for International Chamber of Shipping.
A sailor since childhood, Simon has raced and cruised extensively. From Mirror dingys to his present 30 ton Schooner, having been an owner and having to sea onboard many different vessels over the years he has a good understanding of the needs of mariners both leisure and commercial. He began teaching sailing and navigation in Cowes moving on from there to become a freelance instructor with many schools around the Solent/South coast. In 2013 he was appointed one of the RYA’s Yachtmaster Examiners for sail, power and Yachtmaster Ocean.
With a lifelong relationship around yachts Simon naturally worked through the ranks aboard superyachts to Captain. Moving ashore after nine years he trained with the behavioural tool DISC and was certified to facilitate the psychological type instrument MBTI®. After completing four years of research he found N2 People Skills. N2 is the only superyacht crew development company focused on interpersonal people skills development. Simon served for seven years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and has been serving on the International Superyacht Society Board since 2013. He has been a contributor to ALERT and other maritime publications.
Eric Holliday, AFNI
Originally a Marine Engineer by trade – Eric is the Chief Executive of the FISH Safety Foundation - www.fishsafety.org. He has 25 years’experience as a safety professional, assisting clients with training and consulting services across a broad spectrum of industry – ranging from Off-shore Diamond Mining and Nuclear Power to Rail and Commercial Fishing – in
many parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada, as well as in South Africa and Namibia.
He is recognised as a pragmatic Human Factors specialist, in particular, focusing on accident investigation, safety culture promotion, risk-taking behaviour, and the risk/human interface.
Aware of the urgent need for safety improvements within the Fishing Industry, Eric established the FISH Safety Foundation as an international non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing – an industry recognised as the worlds’ most hazardous.
Captain Arie Nygh FNI FITA
Captain Nygh has 44 years experience in the marine industry, of which 35 years have been as a master, training master, marine manager and/or marine consultant. Since 1991, he has been a tugmaster of ASDs, the last 18 years as an ASD training master. To date he has trained over 700 tugmasters for 40 towage companies in numerous countries.
He conceptualised and was founding President of the International Tugmasters Association (ITA) and is currently the ITA Patron. He is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute.
In addition to his marine qualifications, Arie Nygh is a qualified trainer and workplace assessor, lead auditor for ISM Code, and lead auditor for ISO 9001-2008, ISO EVN 14001:2004 and ISO OHSAS 18001:2007
I live in Istanbul. I graduated from maritime school at 2002 as a deck officer. I have working experience with multinational crews on general cargo vessels, oil and chemical tankers. I came ashore and worked in the crewing department at a management company. After that I returned to sea and still working on tankers. My plan is create a tanker crew committee and discuss knowledge and experiences in every topic. Meanwhile I will help prepare reports about accidents sharing lessons learned with a wide audience of people and later prepare a book for tanker officers.
Owain has been in the yachting industry since the age of 19. Coming from a seafaring family he spent many summer holidays on commercial ships watching how it all worked from the Caribbean to Mediterranean to the good old Irish sea. He joined the RNLI at 16 back in his home village of Moelfre on Anglesey this is where he got a good taste for the sea which led him stumbling into the yachting industry. Owain has sailed on various yachts from 25 meters to 132 meters he is currently working on completing his Master 3000 gt.
Captain Gary Walsh
Gary spent over fifteen years at sea, ending his seagoing career as Captain on general cargo and dedicated container vessels. He has also sailed on the specialised tankers, anchor handling / supply tugs, bulk carriers, Ro/Ro vessels. He has worked for the South African Maritime Safety Authority for three years as a senior Flag and Port State surveyor and then nine years in Safmarine as DPA, CSO and other compliance or operational roles. Gary now runs his own company, providing consultancy on safety management, audits, surveys and training.
David Wolfaardt BMil, AFNI
David served at sea in the South African Navy for just over 12 years as a Combat Officer on a variety of ships including Submarines, Naval Auxiliaries and Mine Warfare vessels. After having Command he specialised in training and took employment in the South African shipping industry in 1998. He is a qualified Ship Simulation Instructor and is experienced in the fields of maritime training administration & development, simulation training and adult education techniques. David is currently employed as the Training Manager of the South African Maritime Training Academy in Simon’s Town, South Africa.
Paul Drouin, AFNI
Paul spent twenty years as officer and Master with the Canadian Coast Guard, over a decade as a marine accident investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Having attended IMO and published in several industry journals he is a contributing author for Lloyd's Maritime Academy Diploma program in "Marine Investigation" and the Certificate course on "Marine Safety Management". In 2012, Paul returned to sea as Master on various ships including cable ships and ASD trailing suction dredgers. Paul is a member of the NI IMO Steering Committee and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute.