Independent Marine Warranty Surveyor

Commander Raymond Gauvain
Commander Raymond GauvainCEO, Marine Warranty Surveyor, Consultant

Former Warship Captain and Engineer specialised in technical maritime processes.
I am dynamic and tenacious, as well as bilingual French-English and proficient in Spanish.
I offer skills acquired over 30 years of a French Navy career holding positions of responsibility and running Navigau Consulting after that since 2012.

My skills are varied:

Expertise in the maritime industry

  • Vessel superintendant (cargo, AHT, TUGs, Barges, …)
  • Sea towing preparation (decontamination and degassing of tanks, removal of hazardous waste on board, degreasing of the machine hold and flushing of the hydraulic circuits…)
  • Cargo
  • Support of Fishermen and fishing vessels
  • Mastery of the ISM code
  • Mastery of the STCW code
  • Mastery of the ISPS code
  • Boating and yachting
  • River & Waterway
  • State action at sea/Coast Guard function
  • Captain of an amphibious warship
  • Managed operations in combat and crisis situations
  • Electronic warfare specialist
  • More than 18 years at sea

Team management:

  • Managing or overseeing work
  • Establishment and Management of an interministerial center
  • Head of multiple departments

 Drafting of technical-commercial offers:

  • Assistance with project management
  • Naval Programs and Ship Weaponry
  • Transfer of ships and equipment

Special skills:

  • Maritime research consulting
  • Prefectural cabinet (crisis management)
  • NATO Plans Division (Reforms and Plans of Operations)
  • Auditing, Consulting