John Harrhy - Principle Naval Architect
John Harrhy, RCNC, FRINA, FIPENZ, our Naval Architect received NZ’s top award for engineering excellence in design and contract supervision– one of less than thirty sole practicioner recipients in as many years. He is also a Fellow of RINA, Fellow of IPENZ, and a Registered Engineer.
Within the Ministry of Defence(UK), John pioneered the structural design of the UK’s first GRP Minesweeper, HMS Wilton and followed by the structural design of the fleet of 10 minecountermeasures vessels. His UK career followed with 4 years in Polaris nuclear submarine technical support.
After 2 years as a Naval Constructor with the Royal New Zealand Navy, John became the Head, School of Engineering at the Central Institute of Technology.
In 1986 John commenced his independant professional career.
He became an accredited Surveyor for Maritime New Zealand in 1992, and for Maritime Safety Queensland in 2003.
Peter Clarke has been involved in the marine industry all his working life, either at sea or immediately related to it and also recreationally through sailing and boat ownership.
He trained as a mechanical engineer, serving a Management Traineeship with Lister Blackstone Ltd, marine and industrial diesel engine manufacturers in Gloucestershire England where he obtained a National Certificate in mechanical Engineering. I then joined P&O Lines as a seagoing engineering officer on their large passenger liners, sailing on ships like the Oriana, Canberra, Himalaya, Orcades and Chusan.
He moved to New Zealand after meeting his wife in Europe and joined Union Steamship Co serving on their vessels gaining a Chief Engineers certificate before taking a position ashore as Superintendent looking after a group of their ships including offshore supply and research vessels. He won a scholarship to attend Plymouth University UK to gain a post graduate Diploma in Shipping Management. After returning to NZ he attended Victoria University to undertake a MBA.
Following the demise of Union Steamship Co, he worked for a variety of companies, all relating to the marine industry. He was a member of the management team of a group of companies owned by Cable Price Downer, including marine repair yards. During this period and later whilst at Strait Shipping, he also acted as Non Exclusive Marine Surveyor for both Lloyds Register and Germanischer Lloyd until the rules were changed regarding the use of non-exclusive surveyors worldwide. He generally performed surveys on smaller vessels requiring class society sign off on repairs etc.
He joined Strait Shipping very shortly after their initial start up as Technical Manager and later General Manager responsible for their growth from 14 employees to over a 100 and a multi-million dollar business.
Following Strait Shipping, he was appointed GM Shipping at Interislander by Toll until the Government buy back of Kiwirail and his subsequent retirement.He was Project director for the Aratere lengthening project in Singapore and this project enabled a life extension to the vessel as well as increasing its passenger and freight capacities.
He an accredited Marine surveyor by Maritime New Zealand, registration SRV057, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, registration 131613, to perform surveys on vessels up to 65 metres in length, from construction and initial surveys through to periodic renewals. These surveys are performed on their behalf.
He works exclusively with John Harrhy, SeaSpark Ltd., who is an accredited Design Approver by both MNZ and AMSA and together we operate as SeaSpark Ltd. Our aim is to provide a “one stop shop” approach to marine surveying, a philosophy we believe serves our clients well.
Andy Reid - Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical and Structural Engineer with prior involvement in America’s cup sail design, residential and commercial construction, heavy fabrication design and draughting. Skilled in 3D solid modelling, FEA and nodal stress analysis packages and their application in the NZ steel construction environment. Currently undertaking CPeng IPENZ.
Recent projects include
- 1. Olowi FPSO gas compressor baseframes – 85 ton weldments
- 2. Ensco56 Mobile drilling rig refit – 23 ton structural renewal
- 3. Stockton CHPP upgrade – 150 ton+ industrial plant steelwork
- 4. Nelson Fire Protection – 30 ton industrial building
Alistair Colemen, Survey Bay of Plenty
Associate Surveyor for SeaSpark Ltd
Trade Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Heavy Equipment)
First Class Foreign Going Engineers Motor Certificate (MEC 1)
New Zealand Surveyor of Ships
Surveys conducted as an approved surveyor under the New Zealand Government rules include:
Approximately 38 new build surveys on aluminium vessels ranging in length from 3.40m LOA to 23.70 LOA.( Length over all)
Surveys on existing GRP, steel and aluminium vessels engaged in Passenger, Non Passenger and Fishing activities.
Writing Surveyor Performance Requirements for Maritime New Zealand.
Load Line surveys
Cory Ward - Marinecraft and Fibreglass Ltd
Shipwright and Company Director Cory Ward is an MNZ Recognised Surveyor for IC2 Initial Construction & P2 Periodic 2 of Steel, Aluminium, GRP(Including Composites) and Wood constructed vessels up to 45mrs to Coastal Limits and up to 24mtrs to Offshore Limits.
Cory has been a MNZ Recognised Surveyor since 2006 and also holds trade qualifications in Ship, Yacht and Boatbuilding and formerly worked as a Shipwright at Miller & Tunnage Limited in Port Chalmers Dunedin , Cory also holds large experience in FRP & Composites and has a wide range of general knowledge in the Marine industry.