WILLIAM BLACKLOCK / Marine Surveyor / Shipwright / Certified Master & Mate
I have 40+ years in the marine industry working as a Marine Surveyor, Shipwright and Master and Mate on many types of vessels.
I first started marine surveying in 1996 after attending “Havorn Marine Survey and Shipwright School” in Seattle, Washington where I studied ABYC & NFPA standards and documentation for marine surveying. The hands on part of the course covered vessel construction, mechanical systems, rigging and was spent in Seattle's boatyards.
In 1980 I attended “Pacific Vocational Institute” in Vancouver, B.C. and completed my Pre-Apprenticeship training as a Shipwright. I have an extensive background in the construction and repairs of wood and fiberglass vessels. My shipyard experience incudes custom built wooden plank on frame yachts to 96 feet and commercial repair work.
As a navigation officer I have worked on both offshore and inshore vessels. Areas of operation in addition to ocean passages include Norway & North Sea, English Channel, Beaufort Sea & Northwest Passage, Mackenzie River system, East & West Coasts of North America including Caribbean and Panama transits. I have crewed on Canadian Coast Guard ships, Norwegian Well boats, offshore supply tugs, inshore tugs, commercial fishing vessels, charter boats and sailing vessels. As a ship's officer I have overseen the refits and repairs of many vessels to completion while responsible for Transport Canada, Lloyds, Norske Veritas, ISM, SOLAS, Security, Radio and Oil company inspections.
EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS
Pacific Marine Training Institute, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Fishing Master Class III, Capt. Fishing Vessel / Unlimited Tonnage CDN 65490 I
Chief Mate: < 3000 Gross Tonnage (STCW 95 - 11/2) / CDN 65490 I
Chief Mate: Panama Maritime Authority CT 494703
Watchkeeping Mate, OOW / Ship (STCW 95 – II/1) / CDN 65490 I
Advanced Marine Fire Fighting
ARPA / GMDSS
ADDITIONAL MARINE TRAINING
Certified Ship Security Officer
Certified Ship's Officer In charge of a Fuel Oil Transfer
CCG Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Certificate
Certified ISM auditor
Search and Rescue training, Oil-Spill Response training, Confined
Space Entry, Helicopter operations, WHIMIS, TDG, Conflict Resolution.
Havorn Marine Survey School, Seattle, Washington
Marine Surveying -1 & 2
Pacific Vocational Institute, Vancouver, B.C.
Shipwright / Boat Builder
International Institute of Marine Surveying
Canadian Association of Certified Marine Surveyors
American Boat & Yacht Council
Past member of S.A.M.S & Canadian Merchant Service Guild