Arbitrator, Expert Witness and Petroleum Terminal Operations consultant. Ten years experience assisting with petroleum tanker and marine terminal arbitrations and legal claims.

US Merchant Marine Academy graduate with Masters degree from SUNY Stony Brook. Sailed as Chief Officer for a major oil company, and as Master for a deep-ocean drilling company. Offshore oil production, shore petroleum terminal and 12 years tanker chartering management experience.

Tanker vetting expert including development of training programs for vessel and terminal vetting.

Experienced tanker terminal operations manual writer and author of a major handbook for petroleum tanker operations. Previous member of the OCIMF General Purposes Committee. Presenter at Intertanko vetting seminars.

Mailing address: 7 Tuscany Court, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Telephone: (316) 253-1507
E-mail: john.dudley@tankerisk.com


Captain John R. Dudley

Captain John R. Dudley CV

John R. Dudley
7 Tuscany Court
Camp Hill, PA 17011
T: (316) 253-1507

Resume of experience and contributions ——- revised 19 May 2020


Veteran marine manager and executive with a wide breadth of marine-petroleum experience including:

  • Expert witness & tanker vetting consultant
  • Voyage and time charter petroleum tanker operations
  • Tanker inspection and vetting administration
  • Incident investigation and arbitration tribunal attendance
  • Harbor and export system project evaluation
  • Offshore petroleum production, export system project management
  • Major shipyard modification program management & quality control
  • Major oil spill response, contract administration
  • Deep ocean seismic vessel worldwide operations management
  • Deep-draft marine petroleum storage terminal operations
  • Writing marine terminal operations manuals and port guides
  • Master – dynamically positioned, deep-ocean, exploratory drillship.
  • New ship construction completion – Mitsui Shipyard, Tamano, Japan
  • Chief Officer of petroleum tankers: crude oil, product and chemical

Employment – Roles, Responsibilities and Achievements:

Tankerisk LLC – 2009 to present
I have been successfully helping clients to understand and mitigate risk in chartering and operating petroleum tank ships, and configuring tanker berths for safe operations.

Koch Supply & Trading
1996 to 2008 (retired) – Vice President – Shipping – in charge of proposed tanker charter vetting reviews and a team of chartered tanker operations coordinators.

LASMO plc (London) (acquired by ENI in 2001)
1989 through 1995 – Export System Operations Manager of two chartered tankers receiving and delivering subsea crude oil produced off Nova Scotia, Canada.

Global Associates / Phillips Cartner & Co. Inc. –
May 1989 – U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage contract administrator in charge of compiling and submitting for payment all charges for the US Navy Supervisor of Salvage resources deployed to Alaska.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University –
Marine Manager – 1985 – 1988 – I guided the vessel operations activities for a world-ranging oceanographic research vessel, specializing in deep-ocean seismic research.

Northville Industries
Director, Terminal and Marine Operations 1980 through 1984 – managed the deep-water tanker terminal at Riverhead, NY.

Maine Maritime Academy
Assistant Professor – Nautical Science – 1978 through 1979 – Instructed college-level courses in tanker operations, ship’s business, stability, and electronic navigation.

SEDCO (now Transocean)
Drillship Master – 1975 – 1976 – In command of a newly built, $60 million, state-of-the-art, dynamically positioned, deep-ocean drillship from its construction in Tamano, Japan through drilling offshore Surinam.

Tanker Officer – 1969 – 1975 – Chief Officer of United States flag petroleum & chemical tankers in US coastal and nearby foreign trades. Wrote USCG required operations guides.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point – 1965 – 1969

Graduated 2nd in a class with Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation degree, US Coast Guard License as Third Mate & Ensign commission in the US Naval Reserve.

State University of New York – Stony Brook – Master of Science – Technical Systems Management 1984

Publications –
“Toward Safer Ships and Cleaner Seas: A Handbook for Modern Tankship Operations” – 500 pages – GARD P&I Club, publishers – 1994 .