World Class Tug Master and Pilot Training,
Tugboat Simulation, Auditing and Assessments

Meet The Team

Steve Sandy

Managing Director Asia, Africa, UK & Europe

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.

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Neil Sadler

Managing Director Americas & Middle East

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.

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Paul Robinson MA MNI

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Capt. Arie Nygh

Managing Director SeaWays Consultants

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).