Academic and Professional Qualification
- B.S., 1976 Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. USA.
- MSc, 1982, shipping and maritime studies Liverpool Polytechnic (Now John Moores University) U.K (with Relative Navigation as a major).
- PhD (in view) in Maritime Management Technology
- Cadet officer Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1973-1976
- Qualified as officer U.S. Navy 1980
- Sailed aboard SS GULF BRITON, a sister vessel to (i) SS GULF SCOT (ii) SS GULF DANE (iii) SS GULF FINN 1973