Garreth Fernandes



December 2011-Present

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

Areas of specialization include solid cargoes damage, loading, and discharge surveys including steel and steel products — coils, plates, pipes, rebars, slabs, etc. — liquid cargoes inspections, draft surveys, fuel oil bunker surveys, loss mitigation and verification, dock damage, and personal injury investigations.

Vessel vetting and condition surveys, pre-purchase inspections, and ISM and ISPS audits.

Sailing Experience

January 1991 to December 2011

Cape size, Panamax, Lakers, and General Cargo dry cargo vessels.
Crude Oil, Product and Chemical Tankers
Also relief Master on Tugboat.

Master, Dockendale, Great Circle, Five Star Shipping Company.


February 2006 to December 2011

Successfully managed overall operations of the ship, including commercial functions and interactions with port and coastal agencies of various countries thereby protecting ship and owner interests.

Achieved safe navigation in varying circumstances, minimized turn around time in ports thereby making the entire operation productive and profitable for all parties involved.

Implemented latest international and flag state legislation and helped in modifying existing company policies and directives to ensure strict compliance with all class and port and flag states regulations.

Implemented Companies’ ISM policies and have had regular training onboard for the crew.

Chief Officer, Great Circle and Anglo Eastern Shipping Company.


April 2000 to January 2006

Handled a wide range of cargoes including break bulk steel (coils, plates, slabs, pipes, beams, rebar’s), HBI, Cement, Ores, Coal, Grain, Fertilizers and Sugar, from and to sensitive ports, to the satisfaction of all concerned resulting in fleet ships being re-nominated for similar trades.

Hand picked to work on ships plying in the Great Lakes (Lakers).

Efficiently managed resources at hand when trading on short haul routes involving strenuous self loading and discharging operations.

Cadet to Second Officer, Anglo Eastern, Eurasia and Exxon Mobil


January 1991 to March 2000

Sailed on Lakers, Cape size, and Panamax vessels. Carried sensitive cargoes like newsprint, paper rolls, paper pulp, plywood, packaged lumber, cold rolled and hot rolled steel products, bagged cargoes, unitized cargoes like truck chassis, sail boats, etc

Sailed on bulk carriers of various sizes carrying a variety of bulk, break bulk and general cargoes.

Sailed on tankers (product, chemical and crude).


Education and Professional Certification
License:   Master (Unlimited Tonnage)
Issued:    Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Southampton, U.K., 2002.

Diploma:  Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science with grades of

Merit and Distinction, South Tyneside College, U.K., 1999.

Certification: Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, U.K. (M.I.C.S.)


Professional Qualifications and Training

DNV Approved Internal Auditors Course
MCA & USCG Approved ISPS course
Assisted in compiling ISPS and SOPEP manuals in the Anglo Eastern Training Center
Computer Literacy and Information Technology, Stage 1 awarded by Oxford,  Cambridge and RSA Examinations in 1999.
Bridge Team Management
Marine Resource Management