CV Eric Houtteman

PROFILE

28 Years Total Industry Experience

C/E Eric Houtteman has acquired extensive experience in salvage and recovery experience in a wide range of projects involving all aspects of the salvage industry.

Salvage experience includes LOF/Scopic, emergency response, wreck removal, activities and oil recovery operations. Appointed Salvage expert witness to the Belgium Court.

Nationality: Belgium

Chief Engineer (Foreign Going)

SCR (Special Casualty Representative)

Salvage Master

Salvage Supervisor

Expert Witness

Diving Supervisor

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2016 Domain Expert to the Court of appeal, Gent, Belgium for the wreck removal MV Flinterstar. Salvage advisor to the Antwerp Nautical Commission, Belgium.

2010: Appointed to the SCR panel by the Scopic Committee

2001 – present: Founded commercial diving company HDS bvba, and working as Salvage Master for the various Salvage companies.

2001 – 2004: Founder of survey company “FVEB”

1992 – 1995: Diving Supervisor at Submergo Diving Company.

1988 – 1992: Chief Engineer on large Fishing vessels, Chief Technician in an Ice Factor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • SCR (Special Casualty Representative)
  • Flinterstar – Appointed expert witness to the Belgium court during the wreck removal operations.
  • Amuriyah – Sr. Salvage Master involved with directional drilling / underwater cutting / lifting operations in Iraq waters;
  • Baltic Ace – Salvage Master involved with Directional drilling / underwater cutting / lifting operations in Dutch sector;
  • Ramco Cruisader – P&I representative, involved with ITT evaluation / Wreck removal in Brazilian waters;
  • Mirach – SCR during LOF/Scopic;
  • Georgete K – SC during LOF/Scopic;
  • Trainer for Mega Dive – Training of divers and Salvage Masters;
  • Project Manager OSR equipment – Managing OSR Equipment design and construction

Trackrecord Eric Houtteman

Name Casualty Role Ship Type Location Client Situation Contract type Activity Date
Flinterstar Appointed Salvage expert to the Belgium Court GC North Sea Nautical Commission Antwerp Wreck removal Lumpsum ITT, ITT evaluation, follow up wreck removal. 2016
Flinterstar Appointed Salvage expert to the Belgium Court GC North Sea Nautical Commission Antwerp Aground Dayrate Organize the salvage of the Flinterstar (Court order). Emergency response / Oil spill response / oil removal etc. 2015
Amuriyah SR. Salvage Master VLCC Iraq Mammoet Salvage Wreck removal Lumpsum Directional drilling / underwater cutting / lifting 2015
Baltic Ace Salvage Master Car Carrier North Sea Mammoet Salvage Wreck removal Lumpsum Directional drilling / wire cutting 2015
Amuriyah SR. Salvage Master VLCC Iraq Mammoet Salvage Wreck removal Lumpsum Directional drilling / underwater cutting / lifting 2014
Ramco Crusader P&I representative AHT Brazil Brit Insurance Wreck removal Dayrate ITT evaluation / Wreck removal 2014
Baltic Ace P&I representative Car Carrier North Sea GMS Emergency response Dayrate Oil removal 2013
Ramco Crusader P&I representative AHT Brazil Brit Insurance Wreck removal Dayrate Oil removal 2013
TK Bremen Salvage master Bulk France ED Wreck removal Lumpsum Cut and remove 2012
California Salvage Master Bulk Malaysia Mammoet Salvage Wreck removal Lumpsum Cut and lift 2012
Stella SCR GC Greece N.A. Emergency response LOF / Scopic SCR 2012
Renos SCR GC Egypt N.A. On Fire LOF / Scopic SCR 2012
Indian Ocean Explorer P&I representative Passenger Tanzania Groupama Aground Dayrate P&I rep. / Advisor to Salvors 2011
Cabo de Hornos P&I representative Ocean Survey vessel Chile Groupama Aground Lumpsum P&I rep. 2011
Mirach SCR Bulk India N.A. Aground LOF / Scopic SCR 2011
Jupiter 1 Assistant Salvage Master Platform Mexico Mammoet Salvage Capsized Lumpsum Offshore refloat and scuttle 2011
FGM Commander Salvage Master GC Greece Tsavliris Salvage Aground LOF Salvage cargo / refloat / redeliver 2011
Georgete K SCR Bulk Egypt N.A. Aground LOF/Scopic SCR 2010
Name project Role Project Type Location Client Scope Contract type Activity Date
Training program Trainer Oil removal Greece Mega Dive Training divers and Salvage Masters Dayrate Training personnel 2014
OSR Equipment Project Manager OSR Equipment design Belgium / Netherlands Mega Tugs Manage OSR Equipment design and construction Dayrate Management 2013
Ormonde wind farm Offshore project manager Wind farm Irish Sea Scaldis jacket installation Lumpsum Jacket installation, Grouting, Transport 2010