Captain Shaun Beal has over 35 years of experience at sea; 25 of those in the cable industry with Global Marine and over 15 as a cable ship captain.
Shaun has contributed to numerous installation projects and maintenance repairs worldwide, including the company’s record winning installation for the deepest cable burial up to depths of 13m and the Uninett system in Svalbard, Norway, which upon completion became the most northerly FOC system in the world.
Captain Chris Neave started his career as a deck cadet in the Merchant Navy in 1973 before joining Global Marine in 1987.
Throughout his service, Chris has been involved in repairs and installations of all kinds world-wide including telecoms, power and scientific research cables in the North Sea, Irish Sea, Mediterranean, Gulf of Guinea, Brazil, Trinidad, Canada, Suriname, Venezuela and more.
Captain Robert Gibson began his career aged 17 as a deck cadet and, in 1981 joined Global Marine where he progressed to the rank of Master in 2002.
He has a wealth of experience and since joining Global Marine has helped to lead the company's diversification into the oil and gas industry on board the C.S. Bold Endeavour. Significant projects include Swecomex, BT Liberty, BT Northern Lights and Valhall to Clyde cable installations.
Captain Tollady joined the company as a Third Officer in 1983. His first command was ten years later in 1993. During 32 years of service he has undertaken every aspect of marine operations, from working in company offices around the world, to transoceanic installations, cable repairs, route surveys as well as oil, gas and renewables projects.
Captain Derek Smith started his sea-going career in 1994 as a deck cadet and joined Global Marine just a few years later in 1998. Since then he has sailed as third officer, second officer, chief officer, offshore installation manager and most recently commander.
Throughout his career with Global Marine he has been involved in many large cable installations, cable system repairs, deep water salvage operations and renewable projects. He has also spent time in the company head office in Chelmsford working in the solutions design department planning future cable installations.
Since joining Global Marine, Richard has been involved in numerous cable repairs, cable installations, offshore renewable energy and oil & gas projects. He has also spent a year seconded to the company’s Portland Depot in Dorset, as a deck superintendent.
More recently, Richard has worked as the continuity commander of Wave Sentinel based in Portland on the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement involved in numerous shallow and deep water cable repairs.
Captain Kevin Widdowson began his cable ship career in 1989, and spent his early years engaged in major Installation work around the Far East and North Pacific Region. A move towards the maintenance side of the business in 2012 has brought about a mix of deep and shallow water repairs, in and around the Pacific & Caribbean, where Kevin's project management experience and skills as a beach master have been particularly useful.
With a thirst for offshore adventure, Kevin was part of a dedicated team that smashed the world powerboat record for circumnavigation of the globe a memorable journey of almost 73 days.
Captain Kieran McNeill has a background in fishing and farming in the Antrim Glens, Northern Ireland. With a family legacy of working at sea, Kieran initially joined the Irish Sea fishing trawlers followed by time spent on bulk carriers, containers, research and survey vessels.
At 30 he joined Global Marine as second officer and worked up through the ranks to his current role as master. He feels proud to work for an energetic, forward thinking and rewarding company with so many great staff members.
Paul Haines joined Global Marine when it was Cable & Wireless, as a deck cadet, and has worked onboard all of the company's installation and maintenance vessels.
In 2006, Paul was involved with the DP2 conversion onboard the C.S. Sovereign, and since then has been the continuity Senior DPO/Chief Mate/Master for wind farm burials and inter-array installations, renewable energy projects and Huawei Marine telecoms cable installations.