THOMAS C. McDONALD
Mr. McDonald has nearly thirty years experience in the marine transportation industry including five years in the position of Vice-President of Engineering for a leading marine surveying and consulting company. He is fully functional with AutoCad and various computer aided design programs for vessel motion analysis, structural and stability applications.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Securing of cargo in marine applications in accordance with IMO regulations
- Barge Roll On/Off Operations
- Marine Heavy Lift Operations in accordance with API Specifications
- Hull structural calculations in accordance with ABS and DNV regulations
- Barge Transport of Radioactive Cargo in accordance with ANSI N1424 regulations
- Port Captaincy
- Rail car loading/securing of "High/Wide" Cargo
Eagle Maritime Consultants, Inc. (1997 - 2006)
Joined the company as a Senior Engineer. Developed company standards for marine seafastening and securing designs that are still used today. Carried out design applications of grillage supports for loading of heavy cargo onto desk structure of ships/barges. Developed the first computer aided vessel motion analysis program used in the company.
In 2001 was promoted to Vice President of Engineering. Continued the advancement of design criteria for loading and securing of specialized heavy cargo onto ship's and barges. Utilized experience gained in securing of specialized marine cargo to application of securing of over dimensional/weight cargo onto rail cars.
Independent Consultant (1995-1997)
Employed as a design consultant for various Mexican offshore companies. Major projects included the conversion of supply vessels to diving support vessels and development of barge deepwater mooring systems.
Tide Water Marine Service, Inc (1981-1995)
From 1981 to 1990 held the position of Project Engineer. Major responsibilities included hull and mechanical design support for the new construction program of supply vessels, tugs and barges. From 1990 to 1991 held the position of Operations Manager in their Mexican division at which time was heavily involved with the load out and securing of deck sections and jacket sections onto barges.
McDermott Inc.. (1978-1981)
Responsible for dry docking and structural repair of marine equipment attached to the company's operation groups.
Geosource Shipyard (Harvey, LA). (1976-1978)
Assigned as a Staff Engineer. Major projects included the hull design for deck barges and inland drilling barges.
Graduated from Mississippi State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering Technology.