Steve has been involved in the towage industry for 29 years from Boy seaman to Master and has spent 6 years as Training Master delivering live onboard training for the crews due to a purchase of 29 new vessels for Serco Marine UK, specificaly delivering the training for ASD & ATD tugs.
Steve is a Qualified trainer for SeaWays module 1, 2 & 3 Trainer courses and Effective Use of Tug course for Pilots and navigators. To date he has completed training for over 230 Tugmasters through the Module 1, 2 & 3 coursework and Pilot training courses.
Steve was involved from the design stages of the simulator and all the the tug models used through live onboard data gathering. This involved 30 hours of detailed manoeuvres performed live and then recreated on the tug models themselves.
Steve has spoken many times at industry conferences on training of Tugmasters and simulation techniques around the world. He is currently working on the human elements of Tugmaster through different situations and how best we can manage the human element within our industry.
Steve has held the posistion as Mate and Master on Voith, Twin screw, ASD & ATD tugs servicing the UK Royal Navy throughout the UK.
Neil has over 35 years experience within the Maritime Industry. In that time Neil has served in the position as vessel Master for over 20 years predominantly within the UK towage sector.
He has a recognised proficiency to translate his own ship handling skills into a training environment through mentoring, progressive development and malleable teaching styles.
Neil is a fully qualified SeaWays Trainer and along with Steve, was recently responsible for the delivery of a 5 year comprehensive asset and simulation based training programme in all UK Naval Ports.
Neil has served in a number of key Managerial Positions for Marine Service Providers within UK Naval Ports before joining the SeaWays Group as an Owner Director.
These commercial skill sets, along with those of Steve are assisting SeaWays Global to diversify their specialist services into the port development and feasibility study areas for new and existing clients.
A senior leader experienced in military and commercial environments. Operationally focused and commercially savvy, with particular expertise in maritime and defence domains from BD through to complex portfolio delivery. An innovative and dynamic self-starter accustomed to working at Board level drawing on strong interpersonal skills and extremely well-honed Customer Relationship Management qualities. Proven breadth as a communicator and consensus builder across an extensive range of customers and stakeholders.
Arie has >39 years experience as a master, trainer, auditor, assessor and manager predominantly in the towage sector.
He conceptualised and developed the SeaWays internationally renowned tugmaster training programs.
He also conceptualised and was founding President of the International Tugmasters Association and is its current Patron.
Previously he was the National Operations Manager of a towage company that over this period grew from 2 tugs to a fleet of 45 (now Smit Lamnalco Australia).