Fleet Quality Assurance Manager / DPA

Captain Dave Watkins is the Fleet Quality Assurance Manager / DPA at CNCo. He has 28 years of experience at sea including 12 years in command. His sea career began with four years apprenticeship with Ellerman City Liners and then eight years with PanOcean Anco, before joining the China Navigation Company in 1988 to work on their Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) tankers as a Chief Officer. He gained command in 1992 and worked on VLCC’s, cape size bulk carriers, and multipurpose liner shipping.

Captain Watkins was appointed Fleet Safety Manager in 2004 and DPA in 2007. He is a member of the Nautical Institute serving as Deputy Chairman in Hong Kong, as well as being a member of the Hong Kong Pilot’s Advisory Committee and Pilots examination committee.

Dave has a higher diploma in Nautical Science and has attended senior management courses at INSEAD. He has worked for the China Navigation Company for 26 years.