Ricardo joined LOC in 2006 as a Master Mariner based in Tampico.
He has over 24 years of experience in operations in the offshore oil industry, specifically with tankers and general cargo vessels.
Ricardo has acted as marine warranty surveyor (MWS) reviewing, approving and attending loadouts, sailaway/towage and installation of offshore structures including jackets and topside modules. He has also worked as MWS on several projects including the Ku-Maloob-Zaap development. He currently manages jobs for the major P&I clubs worldwide and overseas companies in the oil and shipping industries. Ricardo has conducted condition, pre-purchase and on and off hire inspections for tankers, bulk carriers, heavy lift/crane vessels, barges, dredgers and tugs.
Ricardo is a credited surveyor by OCIMF OVID, he also holds a rig mover certificate class B and a dynamic positioning (DP) operator and rig pass.
Prior to LOC, Ricardo was a supervisor for the construction of DP vessels. He also served as captain and first officer on several ships, including, DP semisubmersibles and class 3. He collaborated in the implementation of quality systems, safety management systems and protection systems onboard these ships.
Ricardo is fluent in Spanish and English.