Master Mariner, Marine Surveyor & Consultant, Tampico and Altamira

About

Independent Marine Surveyor & Consultant, Member of the Colegio de Marinos Mercantes de Tamaulipas.
Capt. Gaspar Villaseñor
Capt. Gaspar Villaseñor

Professional Record

Graduated at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, presently Escuela Náutica Mercante Capt. Alt. Luis Gonzaga Priego González (the name of it’s founder, in 1945) at the time, branch in Latin America for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime University (WMU) as Naval Engineer and Deck Officer in May 1982 (Class 1977 – 1981).

  • Certified as Chief Officer (no tonnage limit) and Master (for commanding vessels up to 7,000 GRT) in 1989, by the Mexican Maritime Authority.
  • Certified as Master (no tonnage limit) by the Republic of Panama in 1994.
  • Certified as Master (no tonnage limit) in 1997 by the Mexican Maritime Authority.
  • Experienced for 6 years operating cryogenic LPGC’s and NH3 carriers up to 46,486 DWT as Deck Officer, Chief Officer and Master, engaged in international traffic.
  • Experienced for 1 year operating pressurized LPGC’s up to 2,800 DWT as Deck Officer, engaged in international traffic.
  • Experienced for 4 years operating Oil Tankers (crude and refined) up to 55,800 DWT as Deck Officer, engaged in international traffic.
  • Experienced for 1 year in Bulk Carriers up to 11,000 DWT as Master, engaged in international traffic.
  • Experienced for 2 years operating harbor tugboats up to 5,000 HP.
  • Experienced for 6 months as Vessels Traffic Supervisor at the Altamira VTS station (station trial period).
  • Assessment of Security in Mexican Ships, Ports and Maritime Terminals on behalf of the Mexican Government, in order to implement the ISPS Code.
  • Experienced for 22 years in tank container inspection (pioneering this service in Mexico, in 1997 with SILVER / CIMS Inspection Services, www.tankcontainer.com the Houston, TX. based isotank inspection firm DNV – GL Authority), performing surveys to IM and UN portable tank containers under ITCO ACC and customized standards, as well as periodic inspection (2.5 & 5 year) in accordance with US DOT, RID/ADR and the IMO www.imo.org IMDG Code. Regional Manager for the Mexico and Central America area.
  • Tank Container Consultant; development and integration of the Introductory Training and Workshop for Tank Container Testing (into Spanish), accordingly to the IMDGC (IMO). Released on June 24th./ 26th. 2014 under requirement of AcetiOxigeno de Panamá S. A. (Panama, R. P.) & Global Systems LLC (Florida, USA) at the facilities of AcetiOxigeno de Panamá S. A. in Panama, R. P. This mobile testing facility has tank container (T75 units only) testing activities as of July 2016.
  • Tank Container Consultant; Introductory Training and Workshop for Tank Container Testing May 18, 2019 under requirement of  MACROQUIMICA CENTROAMERICANA S. A. at the facilities of Macroquímica Centroamericana in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This testing facility located at La Gomera, Guatemala has tank container (T50 units only) testing activities as of June 2019.
  • Appointed as Flag State Inspector by the Republic of Vanuatu (September 2011).
  • Appointed as Flag State Inspector by the Liberian Registry (June 2013).
  • Appointed as Flag State Inspector by SeaNet Maritime Services S. a. r. L. Luxembourg OBO the Luxembourg Maritime Administration (November 2014).
  • Experienced for 22 years as Marine Surveyor & Consultant.
  • Established as Marine Surveyor & Consultant since 1997.

Additional Certifications

  • Certification as Nautical Education Instructor, held at the facilities of the Instituto de Educación Náutica y Portuaria A. C. (IENPAC) in Mexico City, January 25/29th. 1999.
  • Training for Handling and Inspection of Tank Containers, held at the premises of the Container Care (ConGlobal Industries) Depot at Altamira, Tamps. February 10th. 1999, by Transamerica Leasing.
  • Specialized Training and Certification in Tank Container Inspection, held at the premises of the C – Cam Depot at Houston, Texas, February 21st./25th. 2000, by UNICON INTERNATIONAL – BUREAU VERITAS.
  • General Operator Certified (GOC) for the Global Maritime Distress Signal System (GMDSS), held at the facilities of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Veracruz, May 07th./25th. 2001.
  • Training for Operator of a Vessel Traffic Service Station (VTS), held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, October 12th./19th. 2001.
  • Certification as Instructor for Training of Ratings in the Merchant Marine, held at the premises of the Instituto de Educación Náutica y Portuaria, A. C. (IENPAC) in Mexico City under the International Maritime Organization standards (STCW10), June 30th./July 04th. 2003.
  • Introductory Workshop for the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, September 02nd. /04th. 2003.
  • Renewal of Certification as Master Mariner accordingly to the STCW95 International Convention held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Veracruz, October 27th. / November 01st. 2003.
  • Training for Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) accordingly to the requirements of the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and SOLAS amendment 2002, held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, January 19th./23rd. 2004.
  • Training for Auditor for the Security Assessment of Port Facilities held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) in Mexico City, February 04th./06th. 2004.
  • Training for Ship Security Officer (SSO) accordingly to the requirements of the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and SOLAS amendment 2002, held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, September 30th./October 5th. 2004.
  • Training for Company Security Officer (CSO) accordingly to the requirements of the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and SOLAS amendment 2002, held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, October 11th./15th. 2004.
  • Introduction to Quality, ISO 9001:2000, held at the premises of the Comité Nacional de Productividad e Innovación Tecnológica A. C. (COMPITE) in Mexico City, Mexico, June 04th./04th. 2007.
  • Interpretation of the ISO 9001:2000 Norm, held at the premises of the Comité Nacional de Productividad e Innovación Tecnológica A. C. (COMPITE) in Mexico City, Mexico, June 05th./07th. 2007.
  • Internal Audits in Quality Systems, held at the premises of the Comité Nacional de Productividad e Innovación Tecnológica A. C. (COMPITE) in Mexico City, Mexico, June 11th./12th. 2007.
  • Training and Certification; Introduction to Gas Tanks, held at the premises of EUROTAINER, Refrigerated Container Services and BOASSO AMERICA depots and Fort Vale facilities in the Houston, Texas area, August 18th./20th. 2008.
  • Development, integration and instruction of “Specialized Tank Container Inspection” training held at the premises of Container Care – ICAVE S. A. de C. V. in Veracruz, Mexico November 4th. / 5th. 2009. Text translated into Spanish, already updated (2018) and uploaded to this site downloads section- www.survemex.com/downloads/ -as MANUAL PARA LA INSPECCIÓN DE ISOTANQUES. Open public access document for downloading for free under the “Pay with a Share” mode.
  • Training for Instructors (IMO Model Course 6.09, accordingly to the STCW10 Manila amendments) held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) in Mexico City, May 16th./20th. 2011.
  • Renewal of Certification as Master Mariner accordingly to the STCW95 International Convention held at the premises of the Fideicomiso para la Formación y Capacitación del Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional (FIDENA) at the Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico, May 23rd. / 28th. 2011.
  • Internal Audits in Quality Systems, (renewal) held at the premises of the Comité Nacional de Productividad e Innovación Tecnológica A. C. (COMPITE) in Mexico City, Mexico, February 26th./27th. 2013.
  • Update workshop for (Company, Ship and Port Facility) Security Officer accordingly to the ISPS Code, by the Instituto de Educación Náutica y Portuaria A. C. (IENPAC) and held at the premises of the Administración Portuaria Integral (API) de Tuxpan, Ver. 26th./28th. March 2014.
  • Training, Workshops and Certification: Harmonized ISM and ISPS Lead Auditor Course, Marine Casualty and Incident InvestigationsApplication of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), by the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) the Liberian Registry and held at the premises of the LISCR in Piraeus, Greece 31st. October/11th. November 2016.
  • Update workshop for (Company, Ship and Port Facility) Security Officer accordingly to the ISPS Code, by the Instituto de Educación Náutica y Portuaria A. C. (IENPAC)–  www.ienpac.com  -and held at the premises of the Instituto de Educación Náutica y Portuaria A. C. in Tampico, Tamps. 25th./28th. March 2019.

Additional Information

  • Member, Colegio de Marinos Mercantes de Tamaulipas in Tampico, Mexico since 1990.
  • Guest speaker to the 1999 Tank Container Association (TCA) Annual Industry Conference in Houston Texas, October 6, 1999.
  • Registered as Independent Marine Surveyor & Consultant before the Dirección General de Marina Mercante, Mexico (General Directorate of Merchant Marine), since October 2000.
  • Appointed as Marine Surveyor by Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited (New York, USA) www.vanuatumaritimeships.com in order to survey vessels flagged by the Republic of Vanuatu Administration, September 2011.
  • Appointed as Liberian Nautical Inspector by the Liberia Maritime Authority, Republic of Liberia www.liscr.com in order to inspect vessels flagged by the Republic of Liberia Administration, July 2013.
  • Appointed as Flag State Inspector by SeaNet Maritime Services S.a.r.L. Luxembourg www.seanetmaritime.eu OBO the Luxembourg Maritime Administration in order to inspect vessels flagged by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, November 2014.