Director of Maritime Affairs

Christopher Alexander

responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of all the activities of the Division of Maritime Affairs.

Mr. Christopher Alexander joined SLASPA in 2006 as the Ship Surveyor. In 2008, he became the Officer in Charge of the Maritime Division where he is credited for several successful initiatives including the registration of commercial vessels and more recently the publication of the Shipping Regulations.

 

Prior to joining SLASPA, he was employed with the Marine Unit of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force serving as the Operations Sergeant (Coast Guard) where his roles included Commander/Operator, Senior Navigator of Coastguard Vessels and Search and Rescue Coordinator. He also lectures in Basic Seamanship, Maritime Law and Search and Rescue, Dangerous Goods and ISPS. Mr. Alexander holds a Certificate in Paralegal Studies and Public Administration, Diploma in Law of Treaties from the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law with London Metropolitan University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of the West Indies, and a Master of Laws in International Maritime Law with the World Maritime University (WMU)


He is a trained Chief Petty Officer, a Rescue Scuba Diver, a Small Craft Operator / Commander, an Instructor of Maritime Law Enforcement and The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. In addition, he has received specialist training in ISPS Code (Maritime Security), Regional Flag & Port State and Marine Accident and Incident Investigation, FAL Security, Maritime Security, Port Operations and Customs Enforcement from the International Maritime Organization, US Coast Guard and several other international organizations. 


In his role as Director of Maritime Affairs, Mr. Alexander is responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of all the activities of the Division of Maritime Affairs; and Saint Lucia’s focal point to the IMO. He is also responsible for administering the Shipping Act, Shipping Conventions and other Maritime Legislation; ensuring national training for seafarers; surveying and safety inspections; flag and state port inspections; licensing and examination of seafarers, conducting of investigation in maritime causalities. In addition, Mr. Alexander currently serves as the Principal Receiver of Wrecks and the Chairman of the National Oil Spills Committee.

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