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Diploma in Ship Superintendency

Comprehensive professional development course covering both technical and management elements of ship superintendency

Next intake: 10th September 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning


Course Director

Bharat Hora, Chief Engineer

Bharat has more than 30 years maritime experience. He started his career with the Shipping Corporation of India as a junior engineer in 1980, after graduating from the Directorate of Marine Engineering Training. He continued to rise in ranks, sailing as Chief Engineer for three years with Univan Ship Management, before taking a job ashore as a marine engineering trainer. Since then, he has lived in various countries such as Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia and India, working in senior management positions for a shipyard, a large ship management company, a marine consultancy and a ship services company. Presently Mr. Hora is working independently as a vessel auditor, maritime trainer and new building consultant. He is a Member of IMarEST and Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and a Life Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India) and Institution of Naval Architects (India).

Flexibility and cost effectiveness are two of the biggest advantages of e-learning. No need to adhere to classroom timings. One could be working fulltime or pursuing other activities, and still study from the comfort of one’s home. Besides, interaction with peers and fellow students from around the world who are pursuing the same course is still available. And not to forget that e-learning is being eco-friendly too! Add to all this an experienced subject matter expert ready to answer queries and solve difficulties, e-learning is a concoction that is hard to beat.

Bharat Hora


Marie Caillerie, Consultant, NauticaLex

Marie Caillerie joined the French Merchant Navy Academy in Marseilles in 1993 and was trained both as a Marine Engineer and a Master. After her cadetship on chemical tankers, bulk-carriers, ferries and ro-ro, she served as a 3rd Engineer and a 2nd Mate on large bulk-carriers and cable-layers, and as an Environmental Officer on P&O Cruise ships. In 2003 she re-directed her career ashore to work as a lecturer in Technical English and Maritime Regulations for the French Maritime Academy and obtained as well a B.A. in English. She then collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (Conference Division) as a technical translator, and provided trainings on technical subjects reviewed during IMO Committees and meetings. In 2009 she joined Classification society Bureau Veritas where she then headed the statutory department and was in charge of statutory surveys procedures. She participated to several IMO Sub-Committees and worked more specifically for the FSI Sub-Committee Drafting and Working groups. She also delivered frequent trainings on statutory matters to BV Surveyors. Her interest for maritime regulations brought her back to university in 2011 and she obtained a Master’s degree in Maritime Law at Plymouth University. Today Marie has set up her consultancy company, NauticaLex, and still works as a technical translator and lecturer for the IMO Conference Division. She also writes articles on maritime regulations for the specialized newspaper Le Marin.

Susan Hawker

Susan is an Associate Professor at the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indianna, USA), and visiting lecturer at Cass Business School (City University), and at HST Akademie Hamburg. She also lectures for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ courses, and for the UKSA’s MCA Yacht Masters’ qualification. In addition to her academic work, Susan speaks at and chairs commercial shipping seminars, and undertakes in-house legal training.Susan is an executive member of the London Maritime Law & Policy Group (“LUMPL”), which was established in 2008 as a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in maritime law and policy. The aim is to discuss, disseminate and develop research in maritime law and policy. LUMPL members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions, professional group, commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy. The Group holds three seminars a year, to which members’ collective students are invited, in addition to trade practitioners. The seminars attract favourable attention from the shipping press (Lloyd’s List). The Group also holds a highly successful PhD seminar each year. A programme of lectures and research seminars for postgraduate and PhD students for 2011/12 is now in progress. For further information see LUMPL’s webiste, currently hosted by Westminster University at: http://www.city.ac.uk.

Susan speaks at seminars and conferences for the Women in International Shipping & Transport Association’s (“WISTA”), and in addition is academic consultant and examiner for the Grain & Feed Trade Association (“GAFTA”).

Capt. KSD Mistree. Master Mariner

Capt. Khushroo Mistree has Commanded Oil, Chemical and Gas carriers, He was a ship superintendent with an Off shore Diving and salvage shipping company M/S. Underwater services and also a Director with M/S. Seascan Services, a Marine surveying organization

He started his teaching career with LBS Nautical College Mumbai from 1990, and was at Anglo Eastern maritime Academy as founder Principal. He is presently with M/S. Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre – as Program head Tankers, is an External Examiner for Masters and Mates for D. G. Shipping Mumbai
Capt. KSD Mistree has presented papers since 1986 to IOC / BPC personnel on loss prevention and on LNG transportation to IPQC, Singapore in Korea He was involved in training Shore Port / Terminal representatives of the oil , chemical and Gas Industry in India and also training Port & Terminal operators and Managers of Ammonia QAFCO and LNG Qatar Gas terminal in Doha, Qatar.

Capt. KSD Mistree is actively involved in writing and updating IMO Model courses for Advanced Oil, LPG, LNG and Chemical Tanker courses and Liquid Cargo handling Simulator courses.
He was on the managing committee for developing course syllabus for Nautical Science IMU Chennai and DGS Mumbai.

Paul Russell, MSc BA(Hons) MIMarEST

Paul completed a traditional cadetship with Cunard Shipping Services. During his career as a ship’s engineer, he served on all types of vessels from passenger ships to super tankers. His sea service also included medium-speed engines powering small tankers, slow-speed engines driving bulk carriers and steam plant providing power for the first container ships.

Following the successful completion of his class one certificate, Paul undertook service as assistant superintendent, after which he was recruited by the National Sea Training Trust to introduce marine engineering education and training into the college at Gravesend. Subsequently, Paul also took time to obtain a Master’s Degree in Educational Management at The University of Greenwich. As Head of the National Sea Training Centre at North West Kent College, Paul undertook the role of Course Director for the Diploma in Marine Surveying run with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (LMA) and is now the current Course Director for the Middlesex University/LMA MSc in Marine Surveying. During his time at NWK College Paul led the Marine department at the College into the delivery of Superyacht Qualifications and has been an active supporter of updating the IAMI and SQA examination systems. He also authored the Superyacht specialist module on the LMA Superintendency course.

In 2010 Paul started his own maritime consultancy dedicated to the professional development of seafarers. Some of the first projects included; Editor for the publication Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary as well as teaching the Science I & II to a group of superyacht engineers. Paul then worked to complete the business plan for a new multi-million pound marine training and conference complex under development by Viking Recruitment Limited just outside Dover in the UK. Subsequently Paul has completed; a change management strategy for a leading maritime charity, updated two marine engineering books, delivered a teaching program for undergraduates learning marine engineering and provided leadership to an MSc program in Marine Surveying. Current projects include Training Needs Analysis, Quality Review of course provision and support for cadets undergoing their on-board experiential learning.

Maren Schroeder, M.Sc. Engineering and Marine Engineering / M.B.A.

Maren started her maritime career in 2004 with Germanischer Lloyd in Hamburg, Germany, after graduating from the Faculty of Engineering and Marine Engineering of the University of Rostock. In 2007 she started working as a Technical Superintendent for VLCCs and Suezmaxes for the company Euronav in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2011 Maren changed to Exmar Shipmanagement, first as a Technical Superintendent and since 2013 as LPG Fleet Manager.

During her work as Technical Superintendent she has participated in and led various projects around the world and has obtained many related technical and maritime qualifications. In 2013 Maren obtained an Executive M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management / WHU and she is a Member of the Technical Committee of Intertanko.

Suresh Verma, Senior Chief Engineer MV Island Sky

Suresh Verma currently works as a Senior Chief Engineer with BC Ferry Services Inc. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, Suresh has worked as a Casual First/relief Chief Engineer, mostly working on Spirit of British Columbia and Spirit of Vancouver Island. He has been Chief Engineer on board Aframax Crude Oil Tankers, doing STS operations in Gulf of Mexico, Houston Galveston Area and International voyages worldwide. In addition to this, he has had several years’ experience as a Jurisdictional Inspector, Authorized Inspector, and nuclear Inspector.

As well as holding a Class I Marine Engineer's License from Ministry of Surface Transport India and Transport Canada, he has a First class Interprovincial Standardized Power Engineer's (Stationary Engineer) Certificate of Qualification from British Columbia Safety Authority. Suresh also works for the Alberta Boiler Safety Association as an examiner for Power Engineers.