Patrick Lawson Earley
Patrick Lawson-Earley
Manager
Thermal Sciences
London (UK)

Captain Lawson-Earley is a Master Mariner who sailed in command of crude oil tankers from AFRAMAX to VLCC. Since coming ashore, he has worked as a Marine Superintendent, Marine Consultant, Marine Advisor, Marine Manager for an LNG Shipowner and Marine Terminal Manager for LNG regasification terminals.

Captain Lawson-Earley has firsthand operational experience of refrigerated cargo ships, container ships, patrol vessels, high speed ferries, crude oil, black oil, product and gas tankers and offshore support vessels. He also has experience with LNG terminal development projects and management of LNG marine terminal operations. In addition, he is familiar with Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), Floating Production and Storage Offshore (FPSO), oil LPG and LNG Ship to Ship transfer (STS) operations and offshore marine operations including rig moves, jacket and topsides installation, pipelaying, etc.

He has carried out surveys and audits of vessels for energy majors, including on-hire and off-hire surveys and in-service vessel inspections and is familiar with the requirements of OCIMF SIRE Program and OVID database, CDI and IMCA CMID. Captain Lawson-Earley has conducted audits and inspections of ports, marine terminals, ship owners, ship managers and ship operators for energy majors based upon OCIMF MTMSA and TMSA Programs. He is also thoroughly familiar with the requirements of PSC Inspections under various MoU’s and MLC 2006.

He has conducted incident and accident investigations and follow up on board ships, in terminals and on offshore assets to determine root cause, lessons learnt, actions to prevent recurrence and confirm that recommendations are fully implemented. As Marine Manager and Marine Superintendent, Captain Lawson-Earley was the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) under International Safety Management (ISM) Code and served as Company Security Officer. He was also responsible for the development, updating and implementation of the Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems and is thus familiar with the requirements of the ISM Code and International Organization for Standards (ISO) safety, environmental and quality management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

While working for energy majors Captain Lawson-Earley served as a representative at OCIMF and Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) meetings and sat on committees including those responsible for drafting new recommendations for tanker manifolds and associated equipment and submissions to the IMO during development of the Polar Code.

Prior Experience

Nominated Terminal Manager – Teekay Marine Solutions (LNGSTS) 2016-2018

Marine Manager – Thenamaris LNG 2015-2016

Marine Advisor – ENI International Resources 2013-2015

Marine Superintendent – Gazprom Global LNG 2011-2013

Shipping Operations Superintendent – South Hook LNG Terminal Company 2006-2011

Marine Consultant – London Offshore Consultants 2005-2006

Marine Superintendent – Novoship 2004-2005

Captain – International Marine Transportation (ExxonMobil) 2000-2003

Chief Officer – Mobil Shipping and Transportation 1994-2000

Second Officer – Mobil Shipping and Transportation 1990-1994

First Officer/Second Officer – Hoverspeed 1987-1989

Launch Captain/Deputy Port Captain – James Fisher 1986-1987

Flight Lieutenant – Royal Air Force Marine Branch 1979-1985

Second Officer – Blue Star Ship Management – 1978-1979

Third Officer – Blue Star Line – 1977-1978

Deck Cadet – Blue Star Line – 1973-1977

Professional Affiliations

Freeman of the Honorable Company of Master Mariners

Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute

Associate Fellow of the Royal institute of Navigation