Mark has been a professional Marine Engineer Officer since 2003. He has been an engineering officer on ships from 4000 tonnes up to 65,000 tonnes, operating plants from 40MW to 110MW in both direct and high voltage electric drive. Having completed an advanced ship stability course, he became a docking officer for 3 years, docking vessels up to 20,000 tonnes. He has been a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) since 2004 and is registered with them as a Chartered Marine Engineer (IMarEST No 613407). In 2007 he signed up to a Diploma in Small Craft Surveying with Lloyds Maritime Academy obtaining a Merit one year later (Diploma Reg No SmCrSur 0708-033) and has been a part-time surveyor ever since. In 2019 he was accepted into the International Institute of Marine Surveying as a member (IIMS No 1341) gaining approval to survey steel, aluminium and GRP vessels. Leaving his sea career in 2019, Mark is now operating as full-time surveyor.
His leisure interests are power boating, dinghy sailing and rowing. Mark joined the RNLI in May 2015 as a Community Safety Advisor and is attached to Enniskillen Lifeboat Station. In 2018 he was named as one of their ‘Irish Stars’ for his efforts to improve the safety culture in rowing.
- Diploma in Small Craft Surveying from Lloyds Maritime Academy
- Chartered Marine Engineer with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
- Member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying
- Advanced Stability and Hull Structure Course – School of Marine Engineering
- High Voltage Authorised Person – MCA accredited