Academic Credentials
  • B.Eng., (Hons), Marine Engineering, University of Sunderland, 2019
Licenses & Certifications
  • Unlimited Motor Class 1 Certificate of Competency. MCA.
Additional Education & Training
  • Certificate of Competence Ships Superintendents. Isle of Mann International Business School
  • ISM Code and International Management System Audit Training. Lloyds Register.
  • Mobile Offshore Drilling units (MODU's) In Service Classification and Statutory Surveys. ABS Academy.
  • Hydraulic and Mechanical Course for Offshore Drilling Equipment, 10 days. National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
  • Dynamic Positioning SDP Technical Course, 5 days. Kongsberg
  • Automation Systems Maintenance Course 4 days. Kongsberg
  • Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader. OPITO
Professional Affiliations
  • Member and Chartered Engineer of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.
  • Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council.

Mr. Cook is a Chartered Marine Engineer whose seagoing career spans 18 years. He has sailed as Chief Engineer and holds an Unlimited, Motor, UK Class One Certificate of Competency. His seagoing experience covers numerous vessel types, primarily offshore drilling and maintenance vessels.   

Mr. Cook has hands on practical experience of deep-water drilling systems, oil spill recovery systems, diesel electric propulsion systems, dynamic positioning systems, gearboxes, medium speed engines, boilers and all manner of auxiliary and cargo equipment. Neil has also spent four years as Technical Superintendent at a leading third-party ship management company where he was responsible for the day to day running and repair of LPG tankers and container vessels.

Neil previously held the position of Technical Director at an established British shipping company. He was responsible for all technical aspects associated with the safe operation of a fleet of product and chemical tankers. He was able to realise significant improvements in vessel utilisation, by effective oversight of planned maintenance and quality systems, repair periods, incident response, technical project management, supply agreements, budgeting and training.

Neil has conducted expert witness for maritime litigation, incident investigations, internal auditing, owners' vessel inspections, pre-purchase inspections, new building supervision, damage repairs, vessel performance optimisation, ballast water treatment retrofit planning, and major repairs planning & supervision.

In 2019 he completed a BEng honours degree in Marine Engineering.