Keith Desouza

MARINE MASTER

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Master Mariner Sea Going

PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LINES PTE

Singapore based Liner Company owning and operating over 140 liner vessels. Employed on the ‘C’ class vessels of 7000 teu. Was encompassed a task to set up the Safety Management system on board a new delivered vessel.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Master Mariner Sea Going

APL- SYNERGY GROUP

Singapore/Chennai based Ship Management Company, then managing a fleet of 12 liner vessels.

Sailed a master mariner on 7000 teu vessels. Was associated with 2 dry docs –Renewal surveys, Reviewing of the company SMS especially related to Navigation and have credited to 2 DCR’S following change in the vessel Navigation Procedures related to Passage Planning and Pre Arrival/Dep  procedures

Jun 2007 - Oct 2011

FIRST OFFCIER- CHIEF MATE

SEASPAN SHIP MANAGEMENT

Vancouver based liner Ownership Company operating and managing over 80 vessels.

Had a long career growth with the company where extensive ship management knowledge was gained through exposure to numerous dry docks, new vessel sea trials and delivery. A brief ship yard exposure during sea trials. Undertook an elaborate company programme with Nautical Institute in preparing for ship command.

Was recalled in Sept 2011 as a part of a team for the handover of  company managed vessel Maersk Moncton to MSC on third party bareboat charter. Strict adherence of protection of ML policies was undertaken during handover to MSC management.

Education

Education
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

DNV Certified Internal Auditor- ISM/ISPS/MLC

ANGLO EASTERN -DNV TRAINING 

INTERNAL AUDITING ISM ISPS AND MLC

Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

MASTER CLASS 1 UNLIMITED

GLASGOW COLLEGE OF NAUTICAL STUDIES UK

MASTER MARINER CLASS 1 UNLIMITED 

Sep 1997 - Apr 1999

HIGHER NAUTICAL DIPLOMA NAUTICAL STUDIES

GLASGOW CITY COLLEGE UK

HND NS Marine eligibility leading to class 1 master licence.Given Scotvec exams to obtain HND

Skills

Skills
8
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT  IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Induction of company Safety Management system on new vessels in management and reviewing the system to achieve total compliance policy in adherence to new legislations and codes

8
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION/ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS/
  • A highly organized detailed oriented manager; able to improve organizational effectiveness and productivity through critical analysis and problem solving,investigations into marine incidents and accidents.
8
VESSEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AUDITING
  • Auditing related to safety /security and pollution. Have been part of a ROV team conducting audits and pre survey inspections for MLC and ISM/ISPS compliance.
8
SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENT COMPLIANCE
  • Functioned as an independent and objective body of a team that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization Safety Management System and Environmental compliance system.
8
ISM/ISPS/MLC 
  • An acute eye for vessel management systems and procedures and a profound knowledge of ISM/MLC/ISPS codes
8
Vessel Management
  • 9 years of progressive responsibility and operational leadership of container ship management.