Asian Dynamic
Positioning Conference 21 September 2016, Singapore

Asian Dynamic<br /> Positioning Conference

Advisory Board

Andy Goldsmith
Technical Advisor

Andy Goldsmith has spent 29 years at sea, 10 on tankers and 19 in the offshore industry. His introduction to the offshore industry was on anchor handling support vessels (AHSV’s) and a very early dynamic positioning diving support vessel (DPDSV) converted from a fishing vessel. He then sailed on various other monohull and semisubmersible DP vessels. He captained the Rockwater 1, Rockwater 2 and Smit Pioneer working offshore in Asia, Africa, Europe and Canada. Captain Goldsmith stood by the Smit Pioneer when she was converted from barge carrier to a DP construction vessel and spent six years in the operations department of Smit International. 

Philip Wake
Chief Executive
The Nautical Institute

Philip is a Master Mariner who, after shore jobs in a container consortia, shipping economics consultancy and the Research Division of Clarksons, became in 2003 the Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute – the international body for qualified seafarers and maritime professionals. Recent achievements of the Institute are its election to consultative status as a non-governmental organisation at the International Maritime Organisation, recipient of the 2010 Plimsoll Award for outstanding contribution by an organisation to safety in the maritime industry, and the continuation for a fourth 3 years term of the Human Element Project sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust.

Charlie Stuart
Dynamic Positioning Supervisor
Tidewater Marine Australia

Capt. Charlie Stuart started working in the Offshore Industry in 1985 and his first DP vessel in 1988. During the last 26 years, Charlie worked as Master/SDPO on most types of DP vessel, including Supply, Dive Support, Drill Ships, Trenching, ROV and Construction. His work in the offshore industry also includes all aspects of offshore vessel operation.

In December 2012, Charlie was appointed Chairman of the Tidewater Marine DP Excellence Committee which was established to ensure safe DP operation via procedures, training, mentoring, and competency assessments on all Tidewater vessels worldwide. As part of his tasks as Chairman, Charlie is the Tidewater DP liaison to NI, IMCA, MTS, ISOA, OSVDPA, DNV and charterers.

In February 2013, Charlie started his support to the Nautical Institute DPTEG group as the representative for the International Support Vessel Owners Association (ISOA).

David Foxwell
Offshore Support Journal

David Foxwell has contributed to numerous magazines over more than 20 years. He was editor of Boating Business for three years, and has been a regular contributor to The Naval Architect, Ship & Boat International, Fairplay, Fairplay Solutions, Safety at Sea International, Port Strategy, Dredging & Port Construction, International Boat Industry, and Boating Industry International. He also writes about naval vessels and technology. In addition to editing Offshore Support Journal David Foxwell is editor of Riviera Maritime Media’s new Offshore Wind Journal, launched in 2012.

Martyn Wingrove
Deputy Editor
Offshore Support Journal 
Marine Electronics & Communications

Martyn Wingrove has been writing about shipping and energy since 1997 when he worked with offshore consultants Smith Rea Energy and Douglas Westwood. Prior to that, he worked on oil drilling rigs in the North Sea. In 2000 Martyn joined Informa Group as a journalist on Energy Day and Lloyd’s List, becoming energy editor in 2007. He joined Riviera Maritime Media as editor of Marine Electronics & Communications in 2010. He also edits supplements on Ecdis and VSAT, and he also uses his knowledge in contributing to other Riviera titles.


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