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Rick is a real ‘self-made’ Tanker-Ship Hazardous Gas Specialist; after graduating from the required programmes and acquiring the right certificates, he began his career in 2007. Since then, he has
visited countless tankers and provided the required health and safety certification and Declarations of Security. As a registered Hazardous Gas Specialist, he has also been party to many salvage
operations all over the globe. His hands-on outlook is greatly appreciated by our clients.
Rick was closely involved in the salvage operations on the COSTA CONCORDIA, where he spent a lot of time working as a chemist. He set up the entire gas-monitoring system for the operation and conducted the inspections of the work done by the salvage crew from the TITAN MICOPERI.
In May 2015, Rick decided to apply the experience he had acquired to salvage operations and the handling of hazard substances in the maritime industry. Rick has been a licensed Tanker-Ship Hazardous Gas Specialist (gas doctor) since 2008. However, Rick is also a qualified Safety Technician, a hazardous substance specialist and has all the certification needed to work offshore.
Partner | VANDERPERS MARITIME BV | June 2015 to June 2021 (inclusive)
Owner/Director | VANDERPERS MARITIME BV | June 2021 to the current day
Employed as a licensed Tanker-Ship Hazardous Gas Specialist.
Employed in ship-related emergency response incidents involving hazardous cargo or cargoes.