Frans has 20 years seagoing experience and has served in all ranks up to First Engineer and Chief Officer on product tankers, Ro-Ro, cargo and container vessels, with Nedlloyd, P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk.
After his sea going career, prior to joining LOC, Frans worked for eight years as a marine surveyor with a Canadian domestic surveying company.
He has undertaken investigations into hull and machinery damage and claims, machinery fault and failure, cargo damage and contamination claims, load stow and towing projects. He has carried out various types of vessel inspections including pre-purchase, condition and flag state inspections.
He is a graduate in Marine & Nautical/Technical Sciences from Rotterdam University Frans completed Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. He earned his Master of Science in Marine Surveying from Middlesex University.