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Joe Astorina

Marine Engineer


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Joe joined LOC in 2013 as a Senior Marine Consultant and is based in Dubai.

Joe completed a traditional marine engineer apprenticeship in Australia in 1974 and has served in all ranks up to chief engineer on a wide variety of vessels. He was appointed superintendent in 1987 by Shell Australia and was a superintendent and technical manager with the Schulte Group in Cyprus between 1991 and 2007.

Joe joined SCUA Middle East as a surveyor in early 2008 and has been involved in casualties on main and auxiliary machinery, groundings, collisions and fire damages. Joe has further been involved in MWS work in fabrication yards and offshore. When LOC acquired SCUA Middle East, Joe transferred to LOC’s Dubai office.