Expertise

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.

Knowledge

Knowledge

  • 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
Skills

Skills

  • 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
Experience

Experience

  • 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