Walter Dekkers, Bsc
NIVRE-re, AFNI, IBIA, IAMSP
In 1990 Walter Dekkers joined Van Ameyde Marine as a Marine Surveyor. As from September 2006 Walter has been Managing Director of Van Ameyde Marine.
Walter holds his Chief Engineer’s licence and has 7 years of sea-going experience. During his time at sea he sailed on a variety of vessels including heavy lift vessels.
His main work involves all types of technical and cargo surveys, but he also carries out P&I entry and condition surveys, pre-purchase surveys and risk management inspections.Walter is trained as an ISM Lead Auditor, he is an approved 360 Quality Inspector and he completed the Cambridge Reefer Course. Furthermore, he took various tanker courses.
He is a member of IBIA, registered as surveyor for the Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors (NIVRE-re), an associate fellow of the Nautical Institute and a registered UNUM arbiter.
Walter has handled several large casualties, including court cases, and has acted as an expert witness.
- Bunker disputes
- Reefer plan issues
- Vessel performance / speed check
- Engine / hull damage
- Condition / pre-purchase inspection
Ronald Brouwer NIVRE-re, MNI
Ronald joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2007 as Manager of our Amsterdam office. He completed his nautical education in 1982 and sailed for 10 years, mainly on heavy cargo vessels, reefer vessels and general cargo vessels; serving in all ranks up to Chief Officer.
In 1992, Ronald started as a marine cargo and nautical surveyor. He was Director of an Amsterdam based cargo survey company.
Ronald is an approved 360 Quality Inspector, registered as surveyor for the Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors (NIVRE-re) and an approved surveyor for ultrasonic testing of hatch cover panels.
- Cocoa, potatoes and timber
- CMR/Road incidents
- Condition / pre-purchase inspections
- Lashing / securing project cargo
- Steel shipments
Carl Dedecker, Bsc
Dutch, English, French
Carl joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2003 as a Marine Surveyor. As from November 2014 Carl is General Manager for the Belgium branches.
He acquired his license as an Officer and Specialist Marine Electronics and has 10 years of sea-going experience on different types of vessels and finally on a jack-up drilling rig where he made his way up to Barge Engineer. Working in the oil industry he received extensive safety training, such as e.g. Advanced Fire Fighting and Prevention, Fire Team Leader, and the shipment of IMDG cargo by air and sea.
He then worked for 4 years for a software company which was world leader in software for container terminals, where he gained experience in the automation of large container terminals world-wide.
During the years with Van Ameyde Marine, Carl followed various courses such as IMDG regulations, Cambridge reefer course, and cargo securing for road transport, and seminars on exceptional large and heavy transports. Furthermore, he gave several presentations and courses on the stowage of coils in containers.
- Handling, stowage and securing of (heavy) project cargo
- Stowage and securing of cargo in containers and on flatrack containers
- Electronics and electronic equipment
Frank Gielis, Bsc
Dutch, English, French
In 1994 Frank joined Van Ameyde Marine and as from 2002 Frank has been Manager of our Zeebrugge office.
Frank holds his Master’s license and has 7 years of sea-going experience. During his time at sea he sailed on a variety of vessels including multipurpose Oil-Bulk-Ore vessels, LPG- and LNG carriers and container vessels. His interest is wide and involves all types of surveys and cargoes such as lashing & securing of cargoes, temperature controlled produce, CMR surveys, automotive & technical surveys, investigation into theft, advice with regard to stowage and packaging of cargo, fire damages to vehicles.
Frank has followed several professional trainings such as operational safety on LPGC, LNGC and Chemical tankers and attended courses with regard to temperature controlled cargoes and reefer units (Cambridge Refrigeration Technology).
- CMR surveys
- Ro-Ro related damages
- Lashing and securing of breakbulk cargoes
- Refrigerated cargoes
- Technical surveys
Donald Knollenburg, MSc
Dutch, English, French
In 1989 Donald joined Van Ameyde Marine. He has been manager of our Antwerp office as from 2000.
Donald is a Master Mariner and has 10 years of sea-going experience on various types of vessels, such as general cargo vessels, container vessels, bulk carriers and OBO carriers. He served in all ranks up to and including Chief Officer.
He has 25 years of experience as a maritime surveyor with our company. Donald is an all-round marine surveyor, with particular expertise in cargo claims on dry and liquid bulk cargoes (chemicals, mineral oils and bunkers oils); claims in connection with temperature-controlled cargoes; collision and grounding investigations; cocoa; cargo reprocessing and mitigation of loss.
Donald took different courses related to the maritime industry, such as Oil & Chemical courses, Crude Oil Washing and Inert Gas; reefer courses organised by CRT (Cambridge Refrigeration Technology), CMR; management.
- Liquid chemical cargoes
- Refrigerated cargoes
- General- and bulk cargoes
Jaap Steenbergen BMO
Member club oil & fats
Jaap joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2010 and is the General Manager in the Netherlands. In 2004 he completed his nautical and technical education (MAROF). After that he sailed as a deck officer, mainly on chemical tankers.
He worked as a ship operator and incident investigator at the employer’s main office. Furthermore, he worked on the on-board implementation of a newly developed ECDIS / SVDR system. Subsequently, Jaap worked as a SHE-Q officer on various marine off-shore projects as well as on maintenance of ISO9001 and OHSAS18000 standards.
Until 2010, he worked as Maritime Simulation Manager on the development of high-standard ship simulation software and hardware to comply with relevant DNV certification levels. Furthermore, he was involved in sales, implementation and providing train-the-trainer courses for the simulators, worldwide.
Jaap took several courses such as Marine Expeditor and Crude Oil Washing with the Energy Institute, Oil & Chemical courses, Ship- as well as Company Security Officer courses, a Ship Management course and is SDT Qualified for the Ultrasonic Tightness Testing of Hatches.
- Tanker operations / Liquid cargoes / tankers
- Marine software / IT / instruments
- Auditing quality systems
Jaap van der Wees, Bsc NIVRE-re
NIVRE-re, member KNVTS
Jaap joined Van Ameyde Marine in 1987. He obtained his second Engineer’s and Master Mariner’s licence in Vlissingen. He started his career at Shell Tankers and sailed for 9 years, mainly on tanker vessels and bulk carriers. Jaap took various courses, including the Cambridge Reefer Course and tanker courses. He is trained to conduct CDI and ISM audits and he is an approved 360 Quality Inspector.
Jaap has more than 30 years of experience as marine surveyor and is registered as surveyor for the Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors (NIVRE-re). He carries out various types of surveys, including cargo damage, pre-purchase, (P&I) condition, H&M, Fixed and Floating Objects and lashing and securing surveys. He is also experienced in the field of liquid cargoes and LPG and reefer cargoes.
During his career, Jaap has handled several large casualties, including court cases, and he acted as an expert witness.
- Steel and reefer cargoes
- Tanker operations / liquid cargoes / chemicals
- Fixed and floating objects
- Hull damage surveys
- Salvage operations and wreck removals