Discipline

Has more than twenty-five years of experience in maritime industry, including various managerial positions focusing on diverse aspects of Maritime Transportation Management

and Ship Technical Management.  He has an extensive technical foundation with advanced degrees and certifications in Marine Engineering.  He is an expert in technical supervision of vessels’ condition and of ship’s power plants; remote assistance and support of the vessel in resolving technical problems enriched by experience as a sea-going Marine Engineer.  Motivated professional with strong analytical, research and administrative skills, experienced in evaluation of vessels performance, basis on various key performance indicators.

 

Languages:  English, Russian, Ukrainian

 

    Professional Experience

    Senior Engineer Surveyor Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Stevensville, MD – 2013 to present

    Senior Engineer Surveyor,  New York, NY – 2013 to present

    • ­ Marine Casualty Investigation, Hull and Machinery damage surveys.   P&I Surveys, JH 2006 Warranty Surveys.   Using a combination of analytical skills and experience as marine engineer, work to determine the cause, nature and extent of damage due to collisions, groundings, salvage and other marine incidents. Investigation of fixed and floating object damage, hull and machinery damage, navigation and seamanship, the consequences of fuel contamination, pollution, shipboard operations, shipbuilding and ship repair disputes, and seaworthiness.

    Senior Engineer Surveyor, GL Noble Denton, New York, NY – 2013 to 08/2013

    • ­   Marine Casualty Investigation, Hull and Machinery damage surveys. P&I Surveys, JH 2006 Warranty Surveys.  Using a combination of analytical skills and experience as marine engineer, work to determine the cause, nature and extent of damage due to collisions, groundings, salvage and other marine incidents. Investigation of fixed and floating object damage, hull and machinery damage, navigation and seamanship, the consequences of fuel contamination, pollution, shipboard operations, shipbuilding and ship repair disputes, and seaworthiness.


    Technical Manager, Operations Dept, TBS Shipping Service, Inc. (affiliated with Roymar Ship Management), Yonkers, NY – 2006 to 2012

    • ­Supervised various lines of fleet technical management including equipment maintenance plans, installation of new ship’s equipment on 11 vessels; Controlled equipment repairs and maintenance on 20 vessels on an annual basis supervising and coordinating the work of technical and purchasing staff of 15 people and numerous service providers.
    • ­Developed fleet procedures and action-plans, was involved in development and implementation of automated system NS5 for vessel’s technical management; Organized automation of data and informational flows. Restructured processes to drive efficiency and reduce cost. Conducted risk analysis – ship’s operation and maintenance. Significantly minimized off-hire time and maximized the rate of cargo operations.
    • ­Supported Commercial and Operations departments in daily business technical queries, evaluating suitability of vessels for various cargoes. Controlled cargo-holds maintenance and treatment, with applicable equipment inventory for fleet of 50 vessels.
    • ­Conducted evaluation, analysis and monitoring of ship’s performance, speed & consumption for the whole fleet; Performed periodical vessel comprehensive inspection, and managed reports made by company’s internal auditors; Supervised fleet database systems; Controlled fleet EMS system, voyage management system.

    Co-Founder, General Manager, Express Shipping and Ship Supply, Inc., Brooklyn NY / Linden, NJ – 1996 to 2006

    • Managed team of 8 employees providing high-quality service in supplying marine vessels with spares for machinery, engine room, deck, navigational and other equipment, servicing 15 ports of MA-CT-NY-PA-MD area, and maintaining relationships numerous ship-owners.
    • Supervised complete supplies for installation-projects renewed sets of equipment and modifications of vessels. Managed customer service, logistics, warehousing supervision, customs clearance, shipments inspection, legal issues and customer claims.

    Operations Assistant Manager, Azov Shipping, Inc., Secaucus, NJ – 1995 to 1996

    • ­Managed vessel operating, documentation of TC and voyage charter parties, loading plans, laytime calculation, shipping documentation, bunkering, hire and freight calculation, shipping-brokerage issues and contracts.
    • ­Conducted booking and loading arrangements, shipping service marketing, etc.
    • ­Maintained records of surveys, repairs and maintenance for group of vessels.

    Manager, Marine Engineering and Sales, Hightron Pacific, Inc., Headquartered in NJ, Vladivostok, Russia – 1993 to 1995

    • ­Led and implemented projects of equipment sales and installation for shipping and fishing companies.
    • Developed user-specific documentation and training manuals.
    • ­Provided user and administrator training on the implemented systems.
    • Communications network planning, configuration and optimization.

    Professor, Far Eastern Marine Academy, Vladivostok, Russia – 1991 to 1993

    • ­Courses:  Vessel’s Power Plant Operation, Internal Combustion Engines Science, Power Plant Remote Control.

    Merchant Marine Officer, 2nd Engineer, Far Eastern Shipping Company FESCO, Vladivostok, Russia – 1988 to 1991

    • Marine engineer on board passenger, tankers, and dry cargo vessels.

     

    Academic Background

    Far Eastern Marine Academy, Vladivostok, Russia

    • ­Ph.D. in Technical Science and Engineering – 1993
    • ­Master’s Degree, Marine Engineering and Maritime Transportation Management – 1988
    • ­Minor in Computer Science

     

    Certification and Licensing

    • Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency; Certificate of SOLAS,
    • “Damage (Machinery)” and “Port State Control (PSC)”, training programs by Class NK;
    • “ILO Maritime Labor Convention-2006”, “Hull Inspection, Damage and Repair”,
    • “Practical Approach to Port State Control”, “Classification & Statutory Surveys”, training courses by Lloyd’s Register NA.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
    • Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA)
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