Alastair is a Class 1 Chief Engineer and has been carrying out vessel survey and engineering consultancy works including bunker surveys and ballast water sampling, and working on the tendering for new build vessels. Having been employed for over 20 years on passenger ferries Alastair has worked closely with both Lloyds Register and MCA surveyors while in service and throughout annual dry dockings/refits. During this period, as well as day to day operation and maintenance of plant, he has been involved in preparation and execution of dry dock schedules, ensuring machinery survey complies with Certificate of Class and ISM code issues including regular audits/inspections. In addition to the operational side he was involved in planning of the present generation of local outer island ferries, and attendance at the builders for the later stages of building, final fitting out, sea trials and completion.