Offshore Marine Services (OMS) UK, the international oil and gas marine and drilling support service contractor, announce the appointment of Karl Fear as Marine Superintendent. This new appointment is part of the organisation's strategy to drive forward its recently created marine consultancy division. Karl brings with him over 25 years experience in the marine industry.
OMS introduced the new division last year to meet increasing demand both in the UK and internationally for marine consultancy services. Developing and strengthening the services offered by this division is a key objective for the organisation, as John Reid UK Director of Marine Operations explains, "Karl's appointment is a fundamental part of a programme to build a robust management structure within our recently created marine consultancy division. Driving forward our presence within this area of the industry will be a crucial part of Karl's role. He brings with him a wealth of experience within the marine sector, both in the UK and global market, which will be integral in building the focus of our marine consultancy division."
Karl joins OMS from his previous position as Team Leader of the Marine Assurance Team for a major global operator, where he was responsible for their offshore support fleet. In his new role he will be responsible for the overall running of the marine operations department. The main focus of his role will be the development and building of the services that OMS offers to new and existing clients.
John continues: "We are currently working on a number of contracts providing marine expertise on various construction and installation projects along with rig moving activities in the North Sea and overseas, whilst continuing to develop our marine expertise by further building our team of offshore and office based consultants. This will be the focus for the forthcoming year in order to meet the demands of this rapidly developing division."
Karl has recently been appointed Vice Chairman of the Marine Safety Forum (MSF) and through it leads various steering groups; namely Rig Move procedures review and Guard Vessel Best Practise for UK Fishing Vessels. He is also actively engaged through the MSF with Aberdeen Harbour Board regarding discussions surrounding the proposed development of the Aberdeen Offshore windfarm.
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