1994 - Present MARINE DESIGN ASSOCIATES LTD., Victoria, B.C.,
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
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,
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
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
Member of the Nautical Professional
Education Society of Canada.
Marine Design Associates Ltd.
P.O.B 6369 Stn 'B'