"I know the engines in detail"
Why did you choose a life at sea?
– Ever since I was a young boy I have wanted to visit and experience other countries and cultures. And I really like the mechanical and technical part of the job, so that makes it the best of both worlds.
How did you end up chief engineer of Stena Penguin?
– I have worked on almost all of the P-MAX ships and I have followed Stena Penguin from the beginning, working at the site office. This gives me a unique insight in the P-MAX machineries; I know the engines in detail. During construction, we took thousands of photos. So if we encounter problems with the machinery we can go back to those photos in order to locate the source of the problem, something that can be very difficult otherwise.
What key skills must a chief engineer have?
– Good organization skills and a mindset where you always think safety first, to protect people and properties, and at the same time make sure that the daily business runs smoothly.