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1994 - Present MARINE DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD., Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Vice-President, Secretary and Ship Manager
Responsibilities include: Project Management, Estimating and General Management of Company Affairs, Survey Work, Owners’ Representation, Marine Management, Marine Auditing (Auditor General of B.C.), Legal Expert Representation, ISM auditing.

1986 – 1993 TIDEWATER MARINE SERVICE INC.
Area Manager, North Sea/Mediterranean Fleet Operations
Survey, repair, dry-dock supervisions, arranging and attending on owners behalf Class and relevant D.O.T./SOLAS surveys, preparing repair and dry-dock lists for bid purposes, negotiating repair costs/scrutinizing and approving repair costs for various classes of vessels. Auditing of Marine Operational and Maintenance procedures, advising Owners where savings can be made by way of economies of scale. Feasibility and fleet (generic) studies to advise Owners on commercial potential - Safety Standby Vessels. Operations Management of joint venture between Owners and Indian partners, including supervision of Management Corporate Policies where relevant to success of the venture. Accounts receivable collections from foreign Government controlled Oil and Gas companies. Shipmanagement, including marine superintendence, human resourcing, client liaison, requisitioning, inventory control, annual budgeting and administration. Personnel injury litigation in U.K. High Court on behalf of Owners.

1984 – 1986 EGGAR FORRESTER OFFSHORE LTD. (NORTH SEA BROKING HOUSE)
Area Manager, Aberdeen, Scotland
Rig and Supply vessel fixtures, Sale and Purchase brokerage services. Additionally, fleet and vessel valuation surveys, on behalf of Owners/Insurance companies. Expert witness in cases of litigation involving finance houses and Owners, appertaining to marine suits.

1978 – 1984 SMIT INTERNATIONAL SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE LTD., Singapore
Marine and Marketing Manager
Supply and ocean-going tug operations, heavy and high lifting operations (sheer-legs to 1,000T), heavy lift dry towage operations on semi-submersible barges of 24,000 DWT, loading supervision of jack-up oil rigs on same. Shipmanagement of Diving Support Vessel contracted to Shell Sarawak. Development of joint venture between Owners and Malaysian partners (State Shipping Company). Negotiated wet and dry salvage contracts of vessels, equipment and cargo (tin, lead commodities), including deep water recovery.

1976 – 1978 CLEGHORN WILTON & ASSOCIATES, Dubai
Area Manager
Principal Surveyor, cargo and hull damage claims. Area Representative of U.S. Salvage Association, non exclusive surveyors to London S.A., P and I clubs and offshore fleet Owners. Contracted to represent IMCO (A Halliburton Company) in matters pertaining to cargo supervision. Contracted to Price International in matters pertaining to pipe and pipe-coating claims. Ship-handling and Navigational Aids study of the then new-building port of Jebel Ali (largest man-made port in the world) on behalf of Sir William Halcrow and partners. Advisor to Ruler on matters of Port Operational management, including economic analysis of Break-Even point forecasts.

1972 – 1976 LAMNALCO LTD., Kuwait
Marine Pilot/Project Coordinator
Marine Pilot/Load Master/Safety Officer of tankers up to 300,000 DWT on c.b.m. berth facilities at Jebel Dhanna, U.A.E. and Sidon, Lebanon. Port operations management and economic evaluation on an annual basis. Marine Manager of offshore utility vessel fleet of 8 units.

1959 – 1971 P & O (TRIDENT TANKERS), HOULDER BROTHERS, BLUE STAR LINE
Deck Officer on liners, general cargo ships and tankers trading world-wide, carrying crude/spikedcrude/fuel oils, bulk products, steel plate, steel coils, forest products (ex Pacific North West), reefer, automobiles and general cargoes.

1956 – 1959 ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE
Affiliated Public School H.M.S. "Conway". Three years pre-sea training. Graduated as Senior Cadet Captain.

David E. Smiley

Master Mariner (Class One Foreign Going)

Member of The Nautical Institute

Director of British Columbia Branch of the Nautical Institute

Member of Canadian Company of Master Mariners

Member of the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada.


Marine Design Associates Ltd.
P.O.B 6369 Stn 'B'
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 6S4
Canada

Tel: 250-656-4199
Fax: 250-656-4195
Email:
URL: www.marinedesign.net
 



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