Jason Fernandes

President, Surveyor and Consultant,
Fernandes Maritime Consultants, LLC

Areas of specialization:

Inspection of hull and machinery damages, supervision of repairs and verification of costs, forensic engineering, and failure analysis.

Deposition testimony and court testimony as an expert.

Risk assessments, vessel vetting and condition surveys, dock damage, and personal injury investigations.

Liquid and solid cargoes damage inspections, loss mitigation and verification.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

Degree: MS in Maritime Management; Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine; graduated 1991

Electives: Marine Insurance and Maritime Law, Intermodal Transportation

License: Chief Engineer’s Certificate of Competency (Motor). Issued by the Govt. of the U.K, 1986.

Diploma: Mechanical Engineering; Central Polytechnic, Madras, India; graduated 1978.

Apprenticeship: Marine Engineering, Binny Engineering Works, Madras, India, 1974-1979

Certified Qualified Individual for OPA 1990 and proven competent of OSHA-24-Hour On-Scene Commander.

Certified by SDT-MacGregor, Belgium to test hatch covers using SHERLOG ultrasonic equipment.


Professional Experience:

Marine Surveyor and Consultant; 1991 to present

Sailing experience: First Asst. Engineer and other engineering ranks; 1980-1990

Type of vessels: OBOs, Tankers, Bulk Carriers



United States Citizen



Office Phone: (504) 304-1932  Email: