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Vincent de Weert
Vincent de Weert

Marine Engineer

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Career Summary

Curriculum Vitae 

Vincent de Weert is a Marine Engineer with a Bachelor’s in Marine Engineering and a STCW 2010 III/2 Chief Engineer’s Unlimited Motor Certificate of Competence.


Prior to joining Brookes Bell, Vincent spent 12 years at sea as a Marine Engineer on tankers (oil, gas and chemical), general cargo, dredgers (TSHD, CSD and support vessels/pontoons) and Offshore (Oil and gas, Windfarm, heavy lift, and construction).  During his time at sea, Vincent was active as freelance Chief and was involved in the windfarm projects in Europe.  He also was involved in offshore Oil and Gas, working on platforms for drilling and trail drilling, pipelaying vessels both J and S lay.  During his freelance time, he was also involved with shore-based assignments.

Vincent lived in China for 7 years, during this time he was approached by non-Chinese companies in between his sailing activities to help with dockings, new-builds and modification projects on the Chinese yards.  For a year he did performance checkups for a Belgian bulk carrier company, this was specifically for checking out the results running the engines for a prolonged time on ultra-economic speed.  He scheduled and organized the attendances all around Asia.

He was involved in ships’ management, 3 years as Technical Superintendent for tankers and RORO vessels.  During this time, he helped start up new technical offices for a leading RORO/Container company and for a leading third-party ship managers specifically for another leading RORO company.  He participated with the takeover of technical management of 15 RORO vessels and 9 Chemical Tankers.  He organised technical studies for terminals in defense of the owners against external complaints.

Vincent was a Surveyor for BMT Belgium in 2017 and 2018 and was performing surveys for P&I, H&M and Shipowners.  His activities were related to machinery failures, collisions, and mooring facility damages.  He was providing expert witness testimonies and performed technical studies on various cases.  Occasionally he was called upon for assessing damages and finding out cause and circumstances of damages on land base equipment.  He was involved with claims on chemical production plants.

Professional Qualifications

  • Class 1 Chief Engineer's License (unlimited).
  • High Voltage
  • ISM Code and its implications on role of Superintendent
  • ILO MLC 2006 and introduction to ship inspection regimes
  • Crisis Management
  • MARPOL and Environmental Management system
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Ship Security Officer
  • Medical Care
  • Medical First Aid
  • Survey and hull repairs
  • Ballast water Treatment systems
  • RT-Flex Engine operation and control system
  • ‘STOP’ for Supervision
  • Risk Assessment
  • Incident investigation & Root cause analysis
  • Next-generation Leader

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Marine Engineering
  • Bachelor Graduation prize for Thesis

Surveying and Consultancy Experience

  • Hull and machinery repairs, inspections, assessment of costs
  • Main and auxiliary engine failure investigations
  • Intermediate shaft bearing failure investigations
  • Main shafting systems – alignment, failure analysis and repair
  • Bow door and hydraulic systems
  • Gearboxes and clutches
  • Turbocharger failure
  • Hull contact damages
  • Steering gears
  • Auxiliary boilers & exhaust gas economisers
  • Rudders
  • Repairers’ liability disputes and claims
  • Engine/vessel performance assessment
  • Bunker quality disputes
  • Opinion work on machinery failures
  • Hull corrosion
  • On-board management/risk assessment
  • Crane damage surveys (offshore and land based)
  • Pre-purchase surveys
  • Taxation
  • Calculation remaining value engines
  • Expert witness

Types of Vessels

  • Crude tankers
  • LNG tankers
  • Chemical tankers
  • Cutter suction dredgers
  • Trailing suction hopper dredgers
  • Auxiliary dredging equipment
  • Dp2 jack-up vessels
  • Crane vessels
  • Semi sub installation equipment
  • Heavy lift vessels
  • J- Lay Pipelaying vessels
  • S-Lay Pipelaying vessels
  • Multipurpose vessels
  • Multi cats
  • General cargo vessels
  • Sand dredgers
  • Backhoe dredgers
  • Drill platforms
  • Drill vessels
  • Fall pipe stone dumpers
  • Side Stone dumpers
  • Rainbowing Platforms
  • Booster stations
  • Crew exchange vessels
  • Platform supply vessels
  • Piling vessels
  • Survey vessels
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