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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.     





Pacific Marine Training Institute, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

          Fishing Master Class III, Capt. Fishing Vessel / Unlimited Tonnage

          Chief Mate: < 3000 Gross Tonnage (STCW 95 - 11/2)

          Chief Mate: Panama Maritime Authority CT 494703

          Watchkeeping Mate, OOW / Ship (STCW 95 – II/1) 

          Advanced Marine Fire Fighting

          STCW Lifeboat

          ARPA / GMDSS



          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


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