Nautical Management Services confirms new director

David Ormston, contracted technical manager of Nautical Management Services, has been promoted to the full-time position of director of Nautical Management Services and technical director of West Nautical. Ormston’s experience, as well as business relationships, shall extend and diversify Nautical Management Services’ offerings beyond the superyacht sector into the wider commercial shipping sector.

In his new role, Ormston will lead the yacht management department and develop the commercial shipping services offered by Nautical Management Services, also playing a senior role in the company’s new build and refit project management activities.

Ormston has worked with the team on a contracted basis since 2017, giving him experience in managing superyacht planned maintenance systems, refit and drydock specifications and emergency repairs.

Moving ashore in 2003, David has built up extensive ISM technical management experience, with employment in the positions of both fleet and technical manager, where he was responsible for developing, implementing and ensuring vessel compliance with ISM on both superyachts and commercial vessels.

Ormston gained extensive vessel management experience when he lived in the Middle East for five years, including hull and machinery casualty experience. He carried out condition surveys, along with office and vessel audits throughout the region on both superyachts and commercial vessels, working with some of the world’s largest marine insurance companies. In recent years, David has also completed a number of commercial assignments including expert witness work for law firms, overseeing extensive refits of gas and oil tankers on behalf of owners and the provision of technical support on operational/ISM matters for a series of ferries.

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