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A Master Mariner with 38 years seagoing experience. Having sailed on Cargo vessels, Platform Supply, Seismic survey, Geotechnical, and Towing vessels and graduated through the ranks from Able seaman to Captain on the ships.

Terry has also gained shore experience (3 years) working as a Marine Safety Superintendent DPA/CSO with extensive experience in the ISM-ISPS-MLC-IMO-SOLAS-MARPOL codes, dealing with offshore vessels to cargo, seismic, survey, ROV & geotechnical vessels.

From 2011 Terry has been involved in the Marine Offshore sector which includes conducting Risk management, Marine warranty survey's (MWS) pre-hire suitability surveys, P&I Insurance surveys, towage, OCIMF-OVID Audits, IMCA Inspections, OGP Technical audits, sailing offshore as a Marine Representative, HSE Representative, during this time he was working on projects for ExxonMobil, Shell Brunei, Shell China, BG International, BG China, ROC Oil, Chevron, Murphy Oil, KPOC, Shell Malaysia and BP.


Since November 2016 Terry Skews has been assisting as a lecturer for DNV-GL at their Maritime Training Academy in the Philippines, facilitating the following courses:

  • ISM / ISPS / MLC Internal auditor for shipping companies
  • Superintendent workshop managing day to day operations.
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • Company Security Officer (CSO)
  • Practical Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis
  • Maritime Risk Management and Incident Investigation 
  • Vetting Inspections



  • Master Mariner Unlimited
  • MSc Marine Surveying - Ship Design
  • Diploma in Marine Surveying specialist modules MODU (Mobile Offshore Drilling Units) & Marine Warranty Surveys
  • Diploma in Marine & Accident Investigation
  • TapRoot Accident & Investigation
  • IMO Model 6.09 STCW Trainer
  • IMO Model 3.12 STCW assessor
  • OCIMF OVID Maritime Auditing Course 2011 (Refresher 2013 & 2017)
  • IMCA-CMID Inspector No: AVI100107
  • Tactical Leadership In Emergency Response
  • Tactical Leadership In Emergency Management
  • Certificate in Naval Architecture
  • DNV-GL Superintendents workshop
  • ISSOW (International Safe Systems of Work) Permit to Work
  • International Oil & Gas HSE certificate (OSHA)
  • Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • Company Security Officer (ISPS-STCW)
  • Ships Security Officer (STCW Code Table A-VI/5)
  • Maritime Auditor / Lead Auditor ISM / ISPS / ISO 9001 & 14001 and OSHAS 18001
  • Maritime Auditor MLC 2006
  • ECDIS IMO 1.27 Generic
  • ECDIS Transas Type Specific
  • ECDIS Furuno Type Specific
  • NEBOSH IGC certificate
  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health & Safety
  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate in Personal Injury Liability and Absence Reduction
  • NCRQ Diploma in Applied Health & Safety
  • Behavioural based Safety (ExxonMobil)
  • IMS5 Front line work site supervisor
  • CIEH Level 1 Food Safety Awareness
  • DP Limited Certificate
  • DNV-GL Train the Trainer Basic & Advanced courses
  • All STCW (2010 Manila amendments) Standard of Training and Certification and Watch Keeping courses (Expires May 2021)
  • FOET (BOSIET Refresher) Including Norwegian Offshore (Expires February 2019)
  • CA EBS (Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System Initial Deployment Training)
  • GWO (Global Wind Offshore) Basic Safety Training - Sea Survival-Working at Heights - First Aid - Manual Handling and Fire Awareness
  • Permit to Work (PTW) Applicant & Management - Shell Malaysia
  • Permit to Work (PTW) Applicant & Management - KPOC Malaysia


  • IIMS: Full Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (2010)  Certificate:
  • SCMS: Full Member of the Society of Consulting Engineers and Marine Surveyors (2016) Certificate:
  • RINA: Full Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (2012)Certificate:
  • SPE: Full Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (2017)
  • OSPR: Full Member of the Offshore Safety Professional Register Level 5 (2017)
  • IMarEST: Full Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (2017)
  • Liberian Ship Register - Nautical Inspector (2018)
  • Luxembourg Ship Register - Nautical Inspector (2018)
  • IOSH: Grad IOSH (2018)