Chartered engineer joins MACI

| 15/01/2009

(CNS): A chartered engineer with 31 years experience in the marine industry, Duncan Currie, has joined the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI), parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, the world’s preeminent domicile of mega-yachts. He joins MACI as Senior Surveyor. “We’re pleased to have Mr Currie on board,” said MACI’s CEO, Joel Walton.

In a MACI release Walton added, “The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands is a dynamic organisation that has been undergoing significant international expansion over the past several years and our Register of worldwide vessels has also been growing. It’s our high level of expertise and dedicated client services that have made us the global leader in the registration of the finest yachts, and Mr Currie is a welcome and valued addition to our pool of maritime talent.”

 

“I am very pleased to be joining MACI at this time,” said Mr. Currie, “having known the management team for a number of years and being aware of the high caliber of the Cayman flag. I look forward to the challenges that the shipping world always manages to set.”

 

Currie, who is from Scotland, was previously the Director/Chief Surveyor with the Bermuda Dept. of Maritime Administration for six years, and prior to that, Senior Engineer & Ship Surveyor with the Bermuda Government, Registry of Shipping for five years.

 

Early on in his career Currie served on a fleet of modern reefer (refrigerator) and container vessels, rising to the rank of Chief Engineer Officer. Subsequently he was Engineer & Ship Surveyor with the UK Marine Safety Agency (1992-94), now known as the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. He has a wide background as a marine surveyor with extensive experience as a flag state and engineer surveyor dealing with and undertaking statutory surveys, audits and new-build supervision on all ship types including large cruise ships, mega-yachts, bulk carriers, container ships, ferries, MODU (Mobile Offshore Drilling Units), oil, gas and chemical tankers.

 

Currie will spend his time between George Town working on a number of projects and being in the field, undertaking ship surveys overseas.

 

Moving here from Bermuda, he is accompanied by his wife, Fiona, and their teenage son and daughter.

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