ABOUT DOUG - Location: Melbourne, Australia
Master Class V and Marine Engine Driver.
Certificates of Navigation and Seamanship
Accredited Trainer (VET) National Powerboat Handling Scheme Senior Instructor. Commercial Maritime Qualifications.
A career that included exposure to Small Ships command - Sail training - Search Management - Employee mediation - Workplace Assessments - Forum Management and Facilitation.Graduate of "Airlie" - Victoria Police Officers College. Certificate of Police Studies.
Facilitator - Australian Maritime Safety Authority workshops - Safety Management Systems for Domestic Commercial Vessels.
Project - Officer (Training and Assessment) - Emergency Management Victoria
Television Presenter - Safety Segments - River to Reef . (Foxtel and Southern Cross Ten) Presenter - Marine Safety Victoria information videos.
Facilitated the highly successful - Transport Safety Victoria - Safety Seminar Series.
Columnist - Club Marine Magazine and contributor to various boating publications.
Author of the BOATING SURVIVAL GUIDE -A comprehensive guide to boats and boating published by Hardie Grant Publishing.
Life Member of Yachting Victoria
Active Recreational PilotCurrently employed with Port Phillip Sea Pilots.
National Service Medal.
Motor Yachtsmen of the Year - 2001.
to Yachting Award - 2004