DAVID K RICHARDS: Director
First Class Certificate of Competency (Chief Engineer Foreign Going)
Third Class Certificate of Competency (Steam Foreign Going)
New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (Power and Plant)
Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering and five Endorsements
Registered Engineering Associate (Marine)
Incorporated Engineer (Registration No. 75400)
Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (London)
Certificate in Quality Systems and Auditing Principles
Certificate in International Safety Management (ISM Code & ISO 9000)
CBIP Inspector Welding (Reg No. WI 195) and Boiler and PV (Reg No. BPV 082)
David has been involved in the maritime industry since leaving the Royal Hospital School, which is itself a school founded on the traditions of the Royal Navy .
David's training and experience in the British Merchant Navy has been in the field of marine engineering and during his seagoing career he rose to the rank of Chief Engineer. Since moving ashore he has used his specialist knowledge of the maritime industry in a number of shore based appointments notably: Managing tug and barge towing operations trans-Tasman, as Operations Manager in the offshore sector, and more recently as a marine Engineer Superintendent.
During the recent Maui B and FPSO drilling, installation and operational phases he has overseen such diverse areas as the top side lift on Maui B, flexible flow line installation, diving programmes, mid-depth buoy fabrication and numerous other projects on behalf of various clients.
His recent involvement in the transport of gas to the Pacific Islands has seen his previously acquired skills and knowledge put to good use in support of vessel owners in the capacity of Engineer Superintendent including major overhauls, dry-docking and ongoing maintenance programmes. Any client may be assured of David's support in any area of their programme in particular their technical requirements.
MURRAY J DIXON: Director
Member of The Chartered Institute of Transport
New Zealand Diploma In Business
Member of the Institute of Management
Diploma In Management
Murray has been working in the shipping industry since 1974.
He has been involved with NZOS since its inception from the construction of Maui A through the many drilling, exploration, seismic and construction activities in operational areas throughout New Zealand until the present day, over 27 years later.
Murray has extensive experience with personnel management, payroll and manning of marine officers and seamen, drilling, labouring and catering crews on anchor handling supply vessels, dive support, seismic survey, drilling rigs and maritime construction equipment. His in-depth knowledge of the industry including manning, operations management and industrial relations will be a real asset to any client.
During many of the most recent offshore projects- notably the Maui B and FPSO installations- Murray has managed many of the large logistic and procurement programmes on behalf of our clients. This area of our service played a large part in the success of our clients' projects and they duly noted their appreciation to our company.
Murray's wide experience in all other facets of shipping including ship agency and management of tankers, gas tankers, bulk cargo, reefer vessels and container lines is widely recognised by numerous clients both in the past and currently.