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Vijay Prashad

Marine Consultant

SUMMARY

A qualified and experienced Master Mariner who can make valuable contributions of a wide variety of knowledge gained in the maritime industry for over 27 years to any company in the maritime industry. Worked for 16 years in the Merchant Marine fleet and served as Master for 9 years on Cargo vessel, mainly Containers and break bulk ships, then in the offshore industry for 11 years and served as Master on board Anchor Handling and Towing vessels for 8 years. Presently working as a consultant for a Major oil company for the past 3 years, reviewing and updating standard operation procedures, reviewing rig move and anchor handling procedures, coordinating rig move operations, heavy lifts and platform installations, pipe laying activities, inspections and audits on board chartered vessels. Multi lingual with strong leadership qualities and able to work with multi-national, multi-cultural individual having visited 52 different countries on 5 continents. Safety conscious with a sound background in International Safety Management (ISM) codes, International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) codes. Excellent ship handling skills on various types of propulsion systems, and extensive knowledge and experience in deep water anchor handling operations, rig move operations for both semi-submersible and jack up rigs. Worked briefly as Port Captain with responsibilities for crewing, chartering, dry docking, repairs and maintenance of ships. Piloting cargo ships in various ports in several countries.