Anthony Van Damme

Master Mariner

Anthony is a Class 1 Master Mariner with over 20 years of industry experience including 6 years in shoreside port and ship management. His seagoing career includes Container ships, Bulk Carriers, Car Carriers, Freight and Passenger Ferries and a Floating Gas Storage unit.

  • Experienced Master Mariner
  • Ferry Management Experience
  • Extensive Ports and Harbours Operational Experience
  • Experienced Marine Pilot

Following a career at sea, Anthony worked as a Marine Pilot, a Marine Superintendent for a large ferry company and later as a Harbour Master.

As Marine Superintendent, he actively participated in the process of bringing new vessels into service, ensuring that the ship’s procedures were implemented correctly, and they passed their mandatory drills and inspections..

Prior to joining Waves Group, Anthony was Divisional Harbour Master with ABP overseeing the marine management and compliance of three ports whilst restructuring operations. As part of this restructure, he developed a unified safety management system covering the three ports.

Anthony has first-hand experience in evaluating and overseeing the installation of a new Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System.

Since joining Waves, Anthony has worked on a number of high profile cases including cable damage, allision, fire investigations and personal injury claims. He has been appointed as joint expert for a case in the Danish court as well as appearing in front of the Commercial Court of Rotterdam as Expert witness.

In addition to the litigation work, Anthony is frequently attending major projects as Marine Warranty Surveyor and has experience in Heavy lift operations, positioning of barges and installation works.

He is passionate about using new technology to bring innovation to the shipping and port industry.

In addition to his seagoing qualifications, Anthony has an MBA and is qualified as a Company Security Officer, Port Facility Security Officer and Designated Person Ashore. He has extensive experience as a compliance auditor for ports and ships.



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