Sanjeev Kumar Gupta



October 2015-Present

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

Investigation into Collisions, Groundings, and Fire casualties, Analytical and Forensic solution finding, Hull and machinery damage and repair surveys of ocean going, inland, and off shore vessels, Safety, Pollution and Environment Compliance, ISM and ISPS audits based on ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 18001, Security, Navigation and Quality Audits, Vetting Surveys, Condition Surveys, Loss Control, Dry-docking of a variety of vessel types. Pre-Purchase surveys.

Liquid, gas and solid cargo surveys

2014 – 2015


Implementation of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System, ISO 18001 OSHAS.

Coordinating operational and commercial control aspect of cargo and cargo operations

Conducting Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) audits on board vessels.

Implementing, conducting and carrying out training for ISM onboard.

Carrying out Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006) and International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) code implementation, training and audit.

Carrying out on and off-site Risk Assessment, implementation, Risk Matrix evaluation and STOP (Safety Training Observation Program) assessment.

Carrying out SIRE based inspection and pre-vetting audits as per OCIMF (Oil Companies International Maritime Forum) standards.

Carrying out CDI Chemical and CDI Gas internal and pre-vetting audits.

Performing technical and QHSE audits and contributing to Quality and HSE database and KPI evaluation.

Assessment, implementation and training for Emergency Response Management.

Implementation and training for environmental aspect, pollution prevention as per SOPEP, SMPEP, VRP standards, compliance with USCG and CFR requirements.

Conducting accident investigation, Root Cause Analysis and Loss Causation.

Conducting QHSE meetings, implementing and identifying training requirements.

Responsible for cargo and grade change inspection as per applicable international laws and procedures, hull surveys, underwater inspections.


2010 – 2014:

Captain/Master (Oil tankers- VLCC/AFRAMAX),


In command of the vessel and companies’ representative onboard.

Commercial operations, demurrage/dispatch and other time/voyage charter responsibilities and accounting.

Responsible for implementing the QHSE policy onboard.

Responsible for seaworthiness, security, safety of crew, vessel, cargo and environment

Responsible for safe navigation, passage, weather routing and commercial decisions.

Instrumental in preventing pollution and compliance with legal standards.

Responsible for compliance with international statutory regulations, laws, customs and immigration and Coast Guard policies.

Conducting training and appraisal of crew onboard.


2005 – 2010:

Chief Officer and Navigation officer (Oil tankers), FLEET MANAGEMENT LTD

Hong Kong (Tanker Division)


Second in command and in-charge for cargo and stability operations.

Safety and Security Officer.

Environmental protection and compliance Officer.

Responsible for overall maintenance of deck, machineries and cargo systems.

Conduct the safety inspections and compliance with QHSE policies.


Educational Summary:

Bachelor of Science: National Defence Academy, (India’s “West Point”).

Bachelor of Nautical Science: From Mumbai University, India.

Master’s (FG) Unlimited on merchant ships.

Pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Shipping Management, from NMIS Mumbai.

Pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Container Logistics and Management from Ministry of Railways and Transportation, Govt. of India.

IRCA certified Lead Auditor for Quality Management System- ISO 9001:2008 (with Lloyd’s Register).

IRCA certified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management System – ISO14001: 2004 (with DNV-GL).

DNV-GL certified ISM internal auditor.

DNV-GL certified ISPS internal auditor.


Licenses and Certifications:

IRCA certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead auditor with Lloyd’s Register.

IRCA certified ISO 14001:2004 Lead auditor with DNV-GL.

DNV-GL certified ISM Internal Auditor.

DNV-GL certified ISPS Internal Auditor.

Associate Fellow of Nautical Institute, London.

Member of National Association of Safety Professional, USA.

Master of a Foreign Going ship (Unlimited Tonnage).

General Operator Certificate for Radio Operations, Government of India.

Large vessel ship handling course – July 2010.

Accident Investigation certification – Jan 2011.

Maritime Safety Management – Oct 2014.

Risk Assessment certification – Oct 2014.

Safety Officer certification – Oct 2014.

Environmental System Management and MARPOL certification – Oct 2014.

Occupational and Behavior Based Safety certification – Oct 2014.

Ship to Ship Transfer Operation certification – Dec 2013.

Electronic Chart Display and Information System certification – 2011.

Ship Maneuvering Simulator certification – May 2010.

Bridge Team Management (Level I/II/III)

Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator certification – Oct 2008.

Master’s Medicare for advanced medical care and first aid – May 2008.

Specialized Training Program on Oil Tankers – Oct 2008.

Advanced Fire Fighting certification – May 2006.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility certification – May 2006.

RADAR, ARPA and ROSC certification May 2006.



English (fluent), Hindi, Russian (Basic)



Citizen: India