John is a Master Mariner and consultant at TMC Marine Australia. He is a subject matter expert in watchkeeping practices and offshore support vessel work. His experience includes towage of jack-ups, semi-submersibles and materials barges, anchor-handling for lay barges and semi-submersibles, platform supply vessel operations, dynamic positioning, seismic survey, cargo operations, offshore mooring installation and maintenance, accommodation barge management and materials barge operations.
John has 15+ years command experience in his 25+ years at sea. As a cadet he sailed on a range of large vessels followed by LNG carriers as a junior officer. He has worked in the offshore industry since 2001, initially as second officer and chief officer, before gaining rapid promotion to Master, the role he sails in today.
His special interest in incident investigation led to certification from the Nautical Institute to conduct marine incident investigations. This complements his certification within the Kelvin TOPSET system. He also qualified as a Navigation Assessor through the Nautical Institute.
Recognising the importance of continuous professional development, John is studying an MBA at Deakin University and holds a Grad Cert of Business administration. John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every job he performs.