Mark is a Master Mariner with over 35 years’ experience, having worked on container vessels, PSV’s, AHTS’s, DSV’s, passenger ferries, warships and barges, and gaining considerable experience as a Marine Warranty Surveyor.
Mark started his career in 1981 in the Royal Navy and completed 10 years of service in various arenas of conflict including the Gulf and Falklands. Awarded the Slater Scholarship in 1993 to obtain his first Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency, he progressed from AB to Master, while working with P&O Containers, then transferring to Maersk Containers, then Offshore in 2011.
He then gained MWS experience in wind farm construction, cable lay, pipelay, (NS1), heavy technical load outs, sea fastening & sail-aways, on hire & suitability surveys and CMID inspections. Before joining LOC in 2018, Mark worked for Saudi Aramco as QA and vetting inspector, technical support and ship’s Captain on Aramco-owned platform support/maintenance vessels for 4.5 years.