Martin Twomey

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Martin Twomey
Martin Twomey

Director of Brookes Bell USA, Marine Engineer


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Career Summary

Curriculum Vitae

Martin Twomey is a Chartered Marine Engineer with a First Class Certificate of Competency. He also obtained additional qualifications in Marine Surveying, Naval Architecture, Drydock Planning and Management and in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Shipping. 


He has sailed on gas tankers, container, bulk and reefer vessels in positions up to and including Chief Engineer and during his time at sea gained considerable experience of the management, operation and maintenance of various marine power plants, including slow and medium-speed diesel engines, and their associated equipment. 

Additionally, he has experience in ship management, working as a fleet performance manager, performance superintendent and in crew training and vessel inspection. He has also been involved in numerous vessel drydockings, vessel modifications and upgrade projects. 

As a surveyor, Martin joined Brookes Bell in 2018 and was made Director of Marine Engineering Asia in April 2019.  He has attended on various ship types, including tankers, container, bulk, reefers, offshore construction, crane vessels and dredging vessels.  He has performed marine consultancy work on behalf of Owners, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, Charterers, Underwriters and Maritime Lawyers. 

Professional Qualifications 

  • Class 1 Chief Engineers Licence (unlimited). 
  • Chartered Engineer / Chartered Marine Engineer 
  • Survey & Examination of Lifting Appliances / Cranes 
  • B&W ME Engine Training Course 
  • MAN B&W MC Engine Training Course 
  • Advanced gas tanker training course 
  • Advanced firefighting training 
  • High Voltage Training – Management Level 
  • Train the Trainer – Level 1 / Level 2 
  • GL-DNV Energy Efficiency Onboard 

Academic Qualifications 

  • MSc in Marine Surveying, Ship Design & Management 
  • NDipEng in Marine & Plant Engineering 
  • Diploma in Marine Surveying, specialist modules in Marine Engineering Systems and ISM Surveys 
  • Diploma in Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Shipping 
  • Certificate in Naval Architecture 
  • Certificate in Drydock Planning & Management 

Professional Associations 

  • Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST) 
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architecture (MRINA) 

Previous Employment History 

Ship management with ER Schiffahrt, Hamburg - Positions included Fleet Performance Manager, Performance Superintendent, and as a Marine Engineer as part of their Performance Support Team. 

He has experience in the following ship management activities: 

  • Vessel inspections, condition surveys, pre-docking inspections, sale & purchase 
  • On/off-hire surveys, damage surveys, H&M surveys, P&I cases 
  • Internal audits, ISM, MLC, ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 50001  
  • PSC/Flag State/Class/vetting inspections 
  • Maintenance planning/budget planning and OPEX 
  • Energy efficiency, engine performance monitoring, bunker management and claims 
  • Risk assessment, safety audits, safe working practices 
  • Marine operations, customer relations, third party management activities 
  • Navigational audits, MARPOL inspections and audits 
  • Crew training and appraisal 

Sea-Going Employment 

  • Sea-going experience as a Chief Engineer with ER Schiffahrt on container and bulk vessels 
  • Sea-going experience from Cadet to Chief Engineer on LPG tankers, reefer vessels and container vessels with Delta Marine 

Surveying and Consultancy Experience 

  • Bunker quality disputes 
  • Engine damage surveys 
  • Newbuilding disputes 
  • Condition surveys 
  • Sale & purchase surveys 
  • Collision damage and repairs 
  • Crane damages 
  • Reefer vessels – cargo damages 
  • Bulk carrier – hatch cover surveys 
  • Risk assessments and audits 
  • Engine performance claims 
  • Hull repairs and structural damage surveys 
  • Turbocharger failures 
  • Hull and machinery surveys 
  • MARPOL surveys 

Types of Engine Experience 

  • MAN B&W (MC & ME Engines) 
  • Wärtsilä (RTA & Flex Engines) 
  • GMT/Mitsubishi/Sulzer/Himsen/MAK 
  • Yanmar/Caterpillar/Daihatsu 
  • Cummins/Lister Blackstone/MTU/Holeby/Stork 
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