09 Feb 2018
SSO Security Office Insignia Crew


A former Royal Marine Powerboat Coxswain and Deckhand with significant experience conducting tender and deck operations. Experience as a Maritime Security Consultant and in providing Security Risk Management services to high value clients.  A versatile crew member with an understanding of the broader maritime environment, trained to a high standard with coxswain and deckhand skills proven in high pressure environments. An experienced consultant confident in providing credible advice to Captains on security matters with an appreciation of the bigger picture and importantly respecting the Captain’s authority. Tender and deckhand experience with knowledge of the ISPS Code, skills in security management and a motivation to learn.   A determined attitude with a professional pride whilst being an approachable and considerate member of the team. A proven ability to learn quickly and uses own problem-solving initiative, while understanding the limits of responsibility within a role and communicating confidently up the chain of command when necessary.

Qualifications and training – yacht & security industry focused

  • Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management
  • Royal Marines Landing Craftsman 3rd Class (Tender Coxswain and Deckhand) trained and experienced in the following:
    • Maritime Navigation
    • International Rules for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea
    • GMDSS
    • Boat maintenance
    • Powerboat handling
    • Davit Operations
  • ISPS Ship Security Officer
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate
  • RYA Diesel Engineering
  • MCA Efficient Deck Hand
  • STCW 95
  • British Seaman’s Card & Discharge Book
  • PDST

Additional qualifications

  • Maritime Firearms Course
  • Behavioural Detection Officer Training
  • Aviation Security Manager; Department for Transport (DfT) certified

Key skills

  • Application of ISO 31000 Risk Management Principles
  • Business Continuity & Emergency Response Planning
  • Experience working with international regulations and standards, including the ISPS Code, BMP4 and a variety of Aviation Security Regulations
  • Leadership, directing diverse teams