Nick Griffith —
Nick Griffith has an extensive maritime background which includes work on numerous ocean-going towing and salvage tugs, oil tankers of most types, training, passenger, and RORO vessels. He has sailed under his unlimited tonnage Masters License and Offshore Installation Manager, OIM, endorsement on oil exploration, and production vessels and Semi-submersibles from the construction yard and transit to spudding in, to production.
In the dry bulk sector, his specialty is cargo hold cleaning, inspection, and maintenance. Nick holds three United States and two foreign patents in this maritime sector. His claimed tools and methods in constant use today save dry bulk vessel owners and charterers time and money while minimizing the ocean environmental footprint of their vessels conducting necessary cargo hold maintenance, cleaning, and inspection. In the containerized vessel sector, he has extensive experience conducting ISM/SMS, VGP, BWT, audits as well as supplying corporate gap analysis to ensure compliance with various IMO and CFR policies and regulations to include STCW and MLC.
Always interested in developing superior ways to perform tasks, in 1975 Nick designed the first fully mechanical automatic real-time radar plotting (and Navigation) aide, (ARPA), and in 1992 developed a database application which displayed relative real-time values to traders conducting stock market index arbitrage.
A 1968 graduate of the Hurricane Outward Bound (Survival) School and 1973 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Nick holds an associate degree as a Safety and Security Professional from California State University-Dominguez Hills and certificate of competency as auditor of Maritime Safety Management Systems from IRTS.
As a longtime friend of Stillwater, Captain Nick provides support in the maritime arena.