Our Team


Now into his 20th year as a Superyacht captain, Mike brings to Marine Safety a wealth of knowledge and experience along with a professional attitude and meticulous eye for detail. Mike started his maritime career straight out of school by joining the Navy as a submariner where he served for 5 years before moving across to the Superyacht industry. In the early days he worked as an engineer before obtaining his masters license and has since taken command of some of the industry’s well-known yachts such as “Penny Mae”, “Princess Mariana”, “Majestic” and “Lady Michelle” resulting in many highly successful charter seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Mike holds the following certifications:

  • MCA Master <3000 ton (UK)
  • Cayman Islands Endorsement Master <3000t
  • Marshal Islands Endorsement Master <3000t
  • SAMSA Coastal Skipper Cat B <9m
  • SA Sailing Yachtmaster Ocean Motor & Sail <100 ton
  • IYT Master of Yachts 200 ton Unlimited
  • IYT Mast of Yachts Offshore Examiner
  • IYT International Certificate of Competence Instructor
  • IYT Professional Program Instructor

Safety & Radio

  • GMDSS General Operator Certificate (UK)
  • Short Range Certificate (SA)
  • ECDIS (STCW A-II/1, A-II/2 & A-II/3)
  • Proficiency in Medical Care (STCW VI/4)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/3)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (STCW A-VI/2)
  • Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW VI/1)
  • Ship Security Officer (ISPS/SSO)

Diving & Submarines

  • IANTD Technical Mixed Gas & CC Rebreather Diver
  • PADI Rescue diver & Divemaster
  • Triton 1000/2 Submarine Pilot Training
  • South African Navy Qualified Submariner
  • Mechanical Technician Submarines / Auxiliary Watchkeeper