Lee is a Class 1 Master Mariner and a qualified and experienced Class 1 Pilot for Orkney Harbour Authority. He has also held a Fishing Skipper Class 1 and Fishing Engineer Class 2 certification. He has extensive experience in the offshore oil and gas sector with dynamic positioning systems and has worked on both ROV and dive support vessels. He is also an experienced tow master and a semi-submersible rig mover. He has worked on a number of projects in the marine renewable energy industry primarily in wave and tidal installation projects. He has port operations experience as a VTS operator and in his varied career he has also sailed as Master on board large passenger ferries around the waters of North. Lee began his seafaring career in the fishing industry and co-owned and skippered a whitefish trawler working in harsh northern waters.