Seacroft Marine Welcomes New Dynamic Positioning Manager

Aberdeen-based marine assurance specialist Seacroft Marine Consultants has appointed John Whitham to lead its Dynamic Positioning function, which supports marine operations in the offshore oil, gas and renewables sectors.

Whitham has over 33 years experience in the marine sector – 23 years at sea, 11 of these as chief engineer on offshore supply and anchor handling vessels, and 10 years in technical management roles onshore.

His technical focus in recent years has been on safe use of dynamic positioning (DP) systems offshore, particularly review and authoring of DP Failure Mode & Effects Analysis documents and the conduct of DP trials for vessel assurance purposes.

Michael Cowlam, technical director of Seacroft Marine Consultants, said: “Dynamic Positioning systems are continuing to grow in sophistication, keeping pace with the industry’s reliance on the systems to support safe vessel operation in extremely close proximity to offshore structures. John Whitham’s appointment reflects Seacroft’s commitment to staying at the forefront of DP engineering and system assurance offshore.”

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