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NAUTICAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

MEET THE TEAM.

NAUTICAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

down to earth and knowledgeable maritime professionals. 

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DIRECTOR

TOM LeyLAND

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Tom started his maritime career on board cargo vessels where he sailed as an apprentice deck officer over twenty-five years ago. Since joining the maritime industry, Tom has gained onboard experience on a variety of vessel types from container, passenger, superyacht, offshore support and subsea operation ships serving up to the rank of Master. 

 

Tom holds an UK Master Mariner II/2 (3000GT) and is certified to act as the Designated Person Ashore, Company Security Officer, Flag State Inspector and an ISM Internal Auditor.

 

Tom moved ashore, into Vessel Management in 2015, bringing across his onboard Maritime experience to continue serving owners and clients, ensuring the successful operation of their vessels, as well as taking a particular interest in overseeing a variety of new builds, dry dock, refit and warranty works.

 

E: Tom.Leyland@nauticalms.com | T: +44 7885 888 694

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

STEPHEN BIRT

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After a successful career at Sea as a deck officer on a wide range of ship types, Stephen has spent the last 16 years managing vessels and companies that manage and own vessels in the towage and workboat services sectors; in the UK, Middle East and Europe, and also in the Oil & Gas offshore & subsea construction, pipelay and dive support sectors globally.

 

Stephen’s career has progressed from superintendency and operations management positions, to head of business unit and director level appointments in the Marine industry. 
 
Stephen brings a wealth of experience and focus on HSEQ, operations management, project management, and vessel performance to our vessel management organization.
 

 

E: stephen.birt@nauticalms.com | T: +31 (0) 6100 38515

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TECHNICAL MANAGER

DAVID ORMSTON

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David joined our team in 2017 as a qualified Chief Engineer unlimited with over 30 years’ experience on a variety of vessels.

 

Moving ashore in 2003 he has built up extensive shore ISM technical management experience with employment in the positions of Fleet and Technical Manager, responsible for developing, implementing and ensuring vessel compliance with ISM on both superyachts and commercial vessels.

 

David, who holds a Masters degree in International Commercial Law, has vast experience in the role of Technical Manager having overseen planned maintenance systems, refit and drydock specifications and emergency repairs for hundreds of vessels.

 

Having been based for three years in the UAE, David has gained extensive vessel management, hull and machinery casualty experience and condition surveys, along with office and vessel audits throughout the region working with some of the world’s largest marine insurance companies and is a registered Flag State and ISM Surveyor.

 

David is the company’s Designated Person Ashore and Company Security Officer.

 

E: David.ormston@nauticalms.com | T: +44 7534 595 318

CREW & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

DAWN MOONEY

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Dawn was previously an Accountant before joining the Nautical Management Services team in 2017 where she has been continually promoted over the year into her current role. Having worked in accounts for many years, Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with her accounting, payroll and HR experience.

 

As Crew and Compliance Manager Dawn plays a central role to the department, working directly with clients ashore and afloat. Using our bespoke Safety Management software, Horizon, Dawn is able to monitor each vessel's maintenance, drills and day-to-day procedures as well ensuring all required yacht-specific documentation is correct and up to date.

 

Dawn’s qualifications include basic and advanced STCW training to ensure she is equipped to manage any situation that may arise onboard, ensuring the utmost safety of all crew and captains. She is also a qualified Company Security Officer and Designated Person Ashore, acting as Deputy CSO and DPA for Nautical Management Services’ managed fleet and also carries out onboard Audits on behalf of the company.

 

E: Dawn.mooney@nauticalms.com | T: +44 750 027 2438

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VESSEL MANAGER

TONY HILDREW

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Tony is a marine engineer having completed a commercial EOOW and further endorsements.

 

Having completed his cadetship onboard bulk carriers, Tony worked onboard a variety of Ro-Ro ferries in the Scottish Highlands before getting his opportunity in the yachting sector where he served on 5 yachts from 30-142 meters in length in various roles up to the rank of Chief engineer.

 

In 2018 Tony moved ashore to work as a refit yard project manager/engineer at A&P Group on the river Tyne where he successfully oversaw the dry docking of four CMA-CGM container ships for their 15-year class surveys as well as extensive works to cranes, main engines and ships structural steel work etc, as well as an emergency dry docking of a chemical tanker and afloat work on a heavy lift ship etc.

 

Joining Nautical Management Services in late 2019 as a Vessel Manager, Tony is involved in the day to day operation of our fleet as well as being involved in larger maintenance periods and dry dock periods. As a qualified ISM Auditor, Tony is part of our onboard auditing team conducting ISM, ISPS and MLC audits.

 

E: Tony.hildrew@nauticalms.com | T: +44 773 507 8251

CREW & COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT

OKSANA HUNTINGDON

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Originally from Brest, Belarus, Oksana graduated with an interpreting and translating degree in 2007 in Minsk, with English language as her major. Additionally, she studied German and Spanish languages for three years, bringing a wealth of significant international experience and language skills to the NMS team. 

 

In 2008 she moved to Saint-Petersburg and began a career as an interpreter, giving her the opportunity to work for large companies on multiple projects in the automotive, construction and manufacturing industries for a total of six years.

 

In 2014, Oksana moved to the North East of England where she started a family and helped to run the family business. 

 

Working closely within our vessel management team, Oksana assists with communication between our Russian clients and also translates any vessel and project management reports and documents into Russian as required. 

 

E: Oksana.Huntingdon@Nauticalms.com | T: +44 746 322 9029

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OFFICE MANAGER

ANNA MOAT

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Anna is the thread that binds us all together here at NMS, providing administration and support across all areas of the business. She is always there to ensure client needs are met and provides an essential added layer of support and assistance to the team, ensuring that we always deliver first-class service and results.

E: Anna.Moat@nauticalms.com | T: +44 191 478 9929

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

SARAH MACKENZIE

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Sarah, originally from South Africa, began a successful career at sea at the age of 18 and spent a total of eight years working on superyachts ranging from 35 to 85 meters cruising in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Maldives. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Public Relations Management and has years of experience in her native country working for large PR companies. Sarah knows the maritime industry inside out and adds a wealth of knowledge and skills to the NMS team.  

 

E: Sarah.Mackenzie@Nauticalms.com | T: +44 191 478 9929

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