Managing Partner and Marine Surveyor
Cristian Gutierrez is Spanish Master Mariner. He is also Marine Surveyor graduate by College of Merchant Marine Officers and Affiliate Member of IIMS No. G946 (International Institute of Marine Surveying – U.K.). As a complement of his training, he is also Yacht and boats insurance expert endorsed by the Professional Association of Judicial Experts (APPJ).
At University, he gets his Master’s Degree in Maritime Transport (Barcelona School of Nautical Studies – FNB). After University, he continued his training, getting a Master in Marine, Aerial and Land Transport (COMME) and Master in Logistics Operations certified by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
His career started at sea, sailing in different types of ships as Deck Officer, including general cargo ships, gas carriers, ferry vessels, ro-pax and container ships. After his seagoing experience, Cristian started to work ashore in a ship-owner company as Ship Operations Manager and in a harbour Pilots company.
He has more than seventeen years of experience working in the Spanish shipping business. He is a hard-worker and experienced ship-person, very used to international crews and enjoying the seamen life. Great analytic, serious and honest, he is a great option for on board jobs that require experience and technical knowledge.
As marine surveyor, he has great experience, especially with ship inspections and navigation related matters, being in constant training, especially for marine engineering areas. He can also carry out ultrasonic watertight tests for hatch covers and watertight doors.
Cristian is fluent in Spanish, English, Catalan and has knowledge of Italian.
Areas of Expertise
- Ship damage surveys
- On Hire / Off Hire Condition and bunker surveys
- ISM, ISPS and MLC Audits
- MS&Q Audits.
- Navigational Audits
- Pre-vetting audits and assistance
- Watertight Ultrasonic Tests for hatch covers and watertight doors.
- P&I Clubs ship condition surveys, follow up surveys and warranty surveys
- H&M Insurance Surveys
- Ship pre-purchase surveys
- Flag inspections
- Charterers ship condition surveys and vettings
- Casualty investigations
- CMDI inspections
- Cargo damage surveys