Meet the Team

Meet the team

Our in-house staff of marine personnel has a wealth of experience to offer in the many different aspects of the shipping industry.

Alan J. Coleman MIIMS MSCMS, Group CEO
Group CEO of Times Marine and Aalmar Surveys (UK & USA). An ex-Engineer in the British Royal Navy with many years experience in the offshore industry in the Middle East, and over 20 years experience in wet and dry cargo vessel and offshore structure involved surverys.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6585623 (mobile)

Michelle Megson, General Manager
Michelle comes from a banking and financial services background, with 18 years experience in client relationship management in multinational banks and investment companies. Michelle established and managed a representative office in Dubai for a large, privately owned investment company. She was also employed in a support role to the marine team for a leading oil company in Dubai prior to taking up employment with Times Marine in 2004.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6323589 (mobile)

Marian Dedu, Master Mariner / Marine Surveyor
A Romanian Master Mariner with over 17 years experience at sea onboard a variety of vessels, including Offshore Supply, AHTS, General Cargo, Bulk Carriers, Container and General Cargo. He has extensive experience of cargo operations and was last employed by a Swiss company as Chief Officer, Offshore Supply / Four point mooring / Dive Support vessel.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6323842 (mobile)

Lucian Cotocea, Chief Engineer / Marine Surveyor
A Romanian Chief Engineer with over 15 years experience at sea onboard a variety of vessels, including Oil/Chemical Tankers, Offshore Supply, AHTS and General Cargo. He has an extensive ashore experience working for reputed companies 5 years as Technical Superintendent and 7 years as New Build Project Engineer. He was also accredited surveyor for various Scandinavian and UK, P&I and H&M clubs.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6311282 (mobile).


Glendovere Gado, Naval Architect / Surveyor
Glen holds a BSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. He is a licensed Naval Architect with a total of 8 years experience in the marine industry. In his previous position he worked for the Technical Services department of a well known Shipbuilding company in Dubai for 7 years.
He has extensive experience in the preparation of fabrication, structural and statutory drawings as well as Naval Architecture related calculations pertaining to marine warranty surveys. He also has working knowledge of salvage operations.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 4622731 (mobile)

Chris Oliver Hervoso, Naval Architect / Surveyor
Chris is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with more than 10 year’s experience in ship new building and ship repair. He started his career in large ship building and ship repair companies in Philippines as Fabrication/Outfitting engineer. He also worked as Owner’s representative for Hull during shipbuilding and repair for Tankers and Bulk Carrier in various shipyards in Asia for 7 years. Certified NDT Level I, UT and UTG. Knowledge in Welding, Steel Fabrication, Painting.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6263568 (mobile)

Hamsath Vatakkayil / Surveyor
Hamsath is a Mechanical Engineer certified in ASNT NDT LEVEL ll in PT, UT, MT, and RT. He has more than two years experience in NDT and associated activities in petrochemical refineries. He also has 2 years working experience as a Marine Surveyor in the UAE carrying out on/off hire consumables surveys, towage approvals, bunker delivery surveys, on/off hire condition surveys for deck cargo barges.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 6462375 (mobile)

Czarina dela Cruz, Group Accountant
Czarina is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20 years experience in different fields of accounting. She worked as bookkeeper, chief accountant, financial controller, internal /external auditor. She was also once a university professor handling accounting and math subjects. She worked as a Senior Auditor in one of leading auditing firms in UAE before she joined Times Marine in 2007.

Dhalia Bernardo, Operations Executive
Holder of a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and has over 10 years experience in the field of accounting and administration. She has a background in Accounts / Store supervision in a multinational Retail company in her home country before joining TMS in 2010.

Miraflor Catibog, Operations Executive
Mira is a BS Accountancy graduate and has worked over 13 years in accounts and administration. She has worked in various companies on accounting / administration department and as a Marketing Administrator for one of the largest companies in the U.A.E. prior to her joining TMS in 2008.