Master, Bold Tern
With over two decades at sea under his belt, ten of which have been in command, Tony is the Captain of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s purpose built jack-up vessel Bold Tern. As Captain, Tony has responsibility for the safety of the vessel, the crew and cargo on-board.
To date, Tony’s highlight at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been command of Brave Tern during the installation of the first U.S. offshore wind farm. It was the first transatlantic crossing for a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) and was loaded with five GE nacelles. The passage across was meticulously planned and perfectly executed. The voyage lasted 16 days, travelling over 3,800 nautical miles with plenty of sunny weather off the Azores and Bermuda.
Tony enjoys working on board Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s vessels because they have great facilities including a full gymnasium which he uses on his downtime to prepare for Total Warrior events.
Tony holds an Unlimited Master Mariner’s Certificate of Competency issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and has a background working on global trading tankers for Shell, before moving into renewables.
“It’s fantastic watching the evolution of the offshore wind industry, each step forward brings new challenges and keeps my role diverse and exciting.”