Rajgopal S. Rao

Mr. Rao has over twenty years experience in the marine transportation industry, including ten years in the marine surveying field. He has held the position of Vice- President of Operations for a leading marine surveying and consulting company.

Mr. Rao is fully knowledgeable of IMO regulations as pertains to vessel safety and stability issues, ABS/DNV rules for hull structure, ANSI N14.24 regulations and 49 CFR Parts 392/393 FMCSA regulations.

In 2005 Mr. Rao received a letter of accommodation from the U.S. Army for outstanding work in the barge transportation of sensitive D.O.D. equipment.


  • Barge Roll On/Off Operations
  • Marine Heavy Lift Operations
  • Securing of Break Bulk & Project Cargo
  • Usage of SPMT/Platform Trailers
  • Port Captaincy
  • Rail car loading of "High/Wide" Cargo
  • Securing Cargo on CMVs
  • Barge Transport of Radioactive Cargo


Eagle Maritime Consultants, Inc. (1996 - 2006)

Joined as a staff Marine Surveyor in their Houston office and quickly demonstrated superior management and professional skills which lead to a promotion to Senior Marine Surveyor.

In 2001 was promoted to Vice President of Operations, Houston.

In 2003 transferred to Virginia Beach, VA as Vice President of Operations, East Coast Region.

Tanker Pacific Co. (1991 - 1995)

Sailed as 2nd Officer and Chief Officer.

Anglo Eastern Shipping Co and Tanker Pacific Co.

Sailed as 3rd and 2nd officer . (1987 - 1990)

Scindia Steam Navigation Co. (1982 - 1985)

Trainee officer (Deck Cadet)


Technical Training: 1 Year as a Navigation Trainee Cadet 1980 - 1981

1982 - 1985: Trainee officer (Deck Cadet), with Scindia Steam Navigation Co.

1987 : Obtained License as a 2nd Mate (Foreign Going) from Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical College, Bombay , India.

1991 : Obtained License as a 1st Mate (Foreign Going) from Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical College, Bombay , India.