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Capt. Satinder has contributed to the maritime profession for more than 34 years, including 15 years of sailing onboard various tankers.
He moved ashore to prepare the next generation of seafarers in 2004, joining Singapore Maritime Academy, where his primary responsibilities included enforcement and compliance with STCW Convention and working closely with flag administration. As a Flag-approved Lead Trainer and Curriculum Developer, he was instrumental in including all the new training initiatives in the STCW convention, such as those related to ECDIS, Cyber Security, and adopting alternative fuels in the maritime industry.
Since 2018, he developed and delivered numerous solutions for workforce
planning for various shipowners to adopt LNG as fuel, and currently working on Methanol, Ammonia and Hydrogen as fuel.
In his current role with DNV, he is responsible for driving various
decarbonisation initiatives and competency development in the maritime
industry. He is also part of team engaged in developing the DNV and SMF report ‘The Future of Seafarer 2030’, which was released recently during Singapore Maritime Week in April this year. He is associated with developing standards for LNG and Methanol as fuel in Singapore. He is also a nominated competent person for IMO, representing Singapore, as a subject matter expert for maritime training.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and M Sc in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology from the National University of Singapore. He has also submitted his thesis for the award of Ph D with
Newcastle University UK.
He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute UK and a Royal Institute of Naval Architects Fellow. He has published numerous papers in various technical journals and presented at conferences and seminars.