Danut Iacobescu



January 2015 – Present

Surveyor, Consultant; Fernandes Maritime Consultants, LLC, New Orleans, LA

Areas of specialization include:

Oil, chemical, product, and LPG tankers’ inspections.
Cargo damage, loss verification, and mitigation.
Solid cargoes damage, loading, and discharge surveys including steel and steel products.
Bridge management and navigation surveys.
Draft surveys and hatch sealing, fuel oil bunker surveys.
Vessel vetting and condition surveys. Dock damage, Hull and Machinery damage and repair surveys. Personal injury investigations.

November 2011 – November 2014

Port Captain; Maritime Operations, VTS Constanta, Romanian Naval Authority

Monitored and coordinated  naval traffic within jurisdiction of Port of Constanta to ensure safe navigation, naval traffic efficiency and marine environmental protection.
Checked and ensured vessels are complying with international and national regulations.
Managed and provided  assistance  in case of marine incidents and high traffic density, poor visibility or bad weather, or other potentially dangerous situation.
Recommendations for safety of operations, process improvements and expedition of activities.


April 2006 – November 2011

Mediterranea di Navigazione S.p.A. Ravenna, Italy.

Chief Officer (2007-2011) and Second Officer (2006-2007); Chemical, Oil and LPG Tankers


Planned and coordinated Chemical Oil and LPG Tankers safe loading/unloading, tank washing and gas free operations.
Experience in different cargoes and grades including crude oil, fuel oil, gas oil, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, virgin naphtha, LCN, LCO, MTBE, FAME, lube oil, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, styrene, benzene, propane, butane, propylene, LPG mix;
Ensured compliance with all Oil Majors, CDI, SIRE, ISM, SOLAS,STCW, MARPOL, ISGOTT, PSC, ISPS, Flag, and Classification Society requirements and inspections.


October 2004 – March 2006

General Maritime Management, New York, USA.

Second Officer; Oil Tankers


November 2002 – September 2004

Bright Maritime Services Constanta, Romania.

Third Officer; Bulk Carriers

Education and Professional Qualifications

License: Master of Ships of 3000 GT or more Unlimited License – STCW Convention

Romanian Naval Authority Constanta, Romania;  September 2011

Degree: Bachelor of Naval Engineering – Navigation and Maritime Transport

Mircea cel Batran Naval Academy, Constanta, Romania; 1997 – 2002.

Degree: Bachelor of Management

Andrei Saguna University, Constanta, Romania; 2003 – 2007

Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation Training Course

Il Sestante Sviluppo Risorse Umane Ravenna, Italy; 02/2010

Safety Officer Training Course

Centro Formazione Offshore  Ravenna, Italy; 06/2007

Draft Survey Inspector

Ceronav Romanian Maritime Training Center; 09/2014



English, Italian, French, Romanian



Permanent Resident: United States of America

Citizen: Romania