Oceanskies, the yacht and aviation consultancy launched this past January by founders Duncan Swanson and Tom Becker has this week added a new director and announced their certification to manage charter yacht operations under the auspices of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

Adrian Ogier, a former captain and diver and holder of a Lloyd’s Maritime Diploma in Port Management, has joined the firm as a Director and Principal focused on delivering bespoke safety management programmes. “It is great to have Adrian joining the team at Oceanskies,” Swanson said. “Adrian brings a practical dynamic of vessel handling and operation to the team which serves to strengthen and broaden our in house knowledge and expertise”.

Tom Becker, co-founder of Oceanskies added, “With the advent of MLC this summer and the recent launch of our fully MLC certified offshore yacht crew employment and payroll division, Adrian’s appointment is particularly timely.”

Adrian Ogier has joined Oceanskies' growing business

Ogier’s knowledge and experience lead him to the voluntary role of Deputy Coxswain of Guernsey’s all weather lifeboat and marine ambulance. He previously headed up Safehaven International’s marine team, and was actively involved with yacht compliance and crew support including crew planning, provision of medical insurance, processing and evaluation, accounting, payroll and travel.

The firm this week also confirmed for its clients and the market that it had been issued with its Statement of Compliance by Lloyd’s Register, making it fully compliant with standards and guidelines of the MLC.

Oceanskies operates Oceanskies Crew Limited (OCL), a Guernsey-based crew employment subsidiary and limited liability company offering crew employment arrangements for both private and charter yachts. The business was established on a ‘clean sheet’ basis to operate within the requirements of the MLC: Yacht owners enter into a contract with OCL for the provision of crew employment and payroll services for their yacht, and in cases where third party yacht managers are involved it is possible to have a tripartite agreement clearly apportioning responsibility between the manager and OCL so that the employment and payroll services can easily be dovetailed into the vessel’s existing management structure.

For transcripts of the Superyacht Management Meeting: MLC which took place in April, follow this link:

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