Ieuan rose through the ranks from Engineer Cadet to Chief Engineer on a variety of vessels including Ferries, LPG, Bulk and General Cargo with the last eight years of his sea-going career spent as Second and then Chief Engineer on DP Anchor Handling, Seismic Survey and Platform Supply Vessels working worldwide. During his time at sea he worked with and overhauled a variety of engine types, including Caterpillar, Yanmar and Daihatsu generator sets and main engines.
After a one-year stint as Technical Advisor on 30,000HP, Diesel Electric, Ice-breaking PSV’s in Sakhalin, Russia he became a Technical Superintendent for geared MPV vessels with a UK based company. During his four years in this active role he developed and then installed a new computerised planned maintenance and store system for a fleet of forty vessels and then provided training in its use. Routine work included the management of a fleet of vessels covering all aspects from new-build, handover to daily operations, vessel purchase (class and flag change) and major conversions, the last of which involved the removal in entirety of the ship’s main generators and the subsequent installation of larger sets.
He has previously carried out many Internal Audits (ISM and ISPS); including the creation of security plans for vessels at new-build. He was also heavily involved with external inspections on company vessels having drawn up the required checklists and reporting procedures for the external surveyors and compiled and implemented the internal superintendent-inspection formats.
Other experiences include two years as the Head of the Engineering Department at the Tuvalu Maritime School. This was fore-most an active teaching and training role that helped to bring the school up to standard and eventual inclusion onto the IMO white list of approved training establishments but also included equipment sourcing from various international governments and aid agencies and the establishment and creation of an engineering and safety training syllabus.