Century Marine Services Limited is an International Shipbroking company engaged in the sale and purchase and valuation of tugs, barges, offshore and all other specialist vessels. The company was formed in 2001 and is managed by Steve Dougal who is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
The company acts for many owners/operators and charterers of tugs, barges, utility vessels and offshore vessels on a normal or an exclusive brokerage basis. The company also acts as valuers for a number of tug and offshore companies around the world as well as financial, insurance and legal institutions.
FICS - Managing DirectorAfter a successful seagoing career, Steve has three decades experience in shipbroking, specialising in tugs, barges and offshore vessels. Prior to setting up Century Marine Services Limited he worked for several broking houses and has been involved in the execution of hundreds of chartering operations and sale transactions in both second hand and new tonnage. Previously worked for HE Moss, involved in buying and selling general cargo ships, passenger ships and ferries as house broker for the Cunard Steamship Company. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and, outside of shipbroking, is also an ordained Priest in the Church of England.
Consultant ShipbrokerTony has a wealth of knowledge and experience based on his many years involved in the tug and offshore industries. He started work as a junior clerk with London Tugs. He later joined Samuel Stewart & Co London Ltd, with whom he trained as a towage and salvage broker, thereafter moving on to vessel sale and purchase. With the advent of North Sea oil and gas he seized on the opportunity to form Stewart Offshore Services. Tony emigrated to Australia in 1989 where he was a founding partner of Western Offshore Technology (Wotech). In 2009 he returned to the UK and joined Century Marine on a permanent basis.
ShipbrokerNick spent his early career as a broker learning from some of the world's leading towage and salvage brokers where he was involved in chartering of vessels for salvage and towage operations including some high profile cases. In 2011 Nick graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Kent giving him a firm understanding in contracts and legal relationships.
Office ManagerKaren provides the administrative back-up for the company. She has always worked in an office environment within a variety of different industries including construction, nuclear and legal.
ReceptionistSteve's daughter Jessica is the receptionist who keeps the company contact database up to date as well as assisting with administration. Jessica graduated from Lampeter University with a degree in archaeology. She has had previous experience as a part-time journalist for a technology publication.