Freelance Instructor, teaching our ECDIS, SQA Radar, Crowd and Crisis Management, Security, PSSR, and VHF/SRC courses
Jerry first went to sea as a Cadet with the Cunard Steamship Company in 1977 he served on a variety of ships during his 4-year cadetship before taking his 2nd Mates ticket in 1981. He moved to Rowbotham Tankships in 1982. The Company owned the largest fleet of coastal product & chemical tankers trading around the NW European continent, whilst there Jerry worked up from 3/O to Chief Officer, gaining his Masters Certificate in 1988.
After a couple of years ashore as Assistant Marine Operations Manager, he moved to P & O Ferries, running from Portsmouth to Le Havre & Cherbourg for 15 years, serving on conventional, cruise & HSC ferries, working up from 2/O to Master, gaining the first command in 1997.
Jerry had a short spell as a “Fleet Safety Specialist” with Northern Marine, undertaking ISM Auditing and Fleet Training on ro-ro vessels & VLCCs.
In 2008 Jerry joined Meridian Marine Management as Master serving on many of their ro-pax & ro-ro vessels in the Baltic, North Sea & English Channel and laterly Travemunde in Northern Germany to Ventspils in Latvia.