The hard won combination of knowledge, skills and experience

With a combined background of over 75 years in the maritime industry, we have considerable experience as seafarers, operators, investigators, regulators and advisors. This is supported by extensive specialist, post-graduate level, management training and includes:

  • International and domestic accident investigation
  • Risk management systems
  • Problem solving
  • General management

We have developed solutions for problems as diverse as Ebola response planning for a West African client, business continuity planning, high hazard risk management, piracy response, salvage, start-up business advice, fleet reviews and foreign aid projects.

Our unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience is why we are confident we can deliver the solution to your maritime problems.



  • New Zealand Ports and Harbours Marine Safety Code – port operations, safety management systems and risk
  • Deep sea, coastal and offshore marine operations
  • Built on practical experience and supported by extensive post-graduate level training
  • Maritime management systems
  • International risk assessment and management
  • Protocols for international and Flag State accident investigation
  • Contemporary techniques such as Design Thinking and Lean Management
  • International maritime policy, legislation and regulation
  • Marine management theory and practice from super-yachts to super-tankers


  • Investigation
  • Effective risk management
  • Navigation assessments
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Competence assurance
  • Research and analysis
  • Stakeholder and workforce engagement
  • Consensus building
  • Change management
  • Emphatic interactions with all levels within an organisation
  • Structured negotiation with regulators
  • Removing the complexity from challenging maritime issues
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Project management


  • Ports and Harbours – navigation safety reviews, risk assessments, risk management
  • Command and leadership experience
  • Incident investigation
  • Risk assessments and reports
  • BowTie risk assessments
  • Facilitating HAZID, HIRA and SWOT workshops
  • Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Assessments
  • Developing high performance marine management systems
  • Business rule development and workflow mapping
  • Facilitating development of clients’ Vision, Mission and strategies
  • Developing company standards, policies and Golden Rules
  • Expert witness
  • Analysing and recommending Enforceable Undertakings
  • Business continuity planning
  • Marine asset valuation
  • Feasibility studies and total cost of ownership analysis
  • Emergency and crisis response planning
  • Offshore Safety Case
  • Synchronous and parabolic rolling analysis and response planning
  • Fatigue management
  • Common user safety protocols
  • Development of SOPs, SWMS and plans
  • Safe manning analysis
  • Facilitating the development of industry guidelines and codes of practice
  • Preparing navigation safety bylaws
  • Auditing to maritime management standards
  • Gap analysis including compliance assessment
  • Mentoring
  • Interim management