Captain Yves Vandenborn

About this individual: 

  • Director of Loss Prevention at The Standard Club
  • Responsible for the assessment of the operating quality of the club’s existing and potential membership 
  • Responsible for the club’s loss prevention publications and initiatives, including the bi-annual Safety and Loss Advisory Committee (SLAC) meetings
  • Master mariner, extensive senior experience on LPG/LNG tankers
  • Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute
  • Ship management experience as a marine superintendent for oil/chemical/gas tankers
  • 4 years experience as an independent marine consultant, including TMSA audits, SIRE vettings, ISM/ISPS audits and P&I surveys for various International Group P&I Clubs
  • Joined Charles Taylor in February 2010 as marine surveyor, based in Singapore
  • Appointed Director of Loss Prevention in July 2013


  • Loss prevention
  • Risk assessment
  • Marine/safety ship management operations
  • TMSA audits
  • SIRE vettings
  • ISM/ISPS audits

Speaker bio
Yves Vandenborn is a master mariner and sailed with Exmar Nv. Belgium on chemical/product, LNG and LPG tankers. Since coming ashore in 2003, Yves has worked as a marine superintendent with a Singapore/Indonesian shipowner. He set up the ISM system and assisted the company in obtaining TMSA level 2 rating and Oil Major approval for the fleet.

Yves worked as an independent marine surveyor from 2006 until 2010 undertaking numerous P&I condition surveys, oil major SIRE pre-vettings, TMSA audits, pre-purchase surveys, bulk carrier hatch cover ultra-sonic tests, etc. 

Yves joined Charles Taylor in February 2010 as an in-house marine surveyor for the Singapore office of The Standard Club. In July 2013 he took over as Director of Loss Prevention for The Standard Club. As the director he is responsible for the risk assessment programme for the club’s membership. He is further responsible for the loss prevention initiatives, the club’s loss prevention publications and technical advice to the membership, as well as to the underwriting and claims departments.

Recent speaking experience

  • CrewConnect Global Conference, Manila Philippines, 15-16 November 2016
  • Nautical Institute Annual General Meeting, Aberdeen UK, 9-10 June 2016
  • IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), London UK, 1 March 2016
  • Intertanko / Standard Club Asia seminar, Tokyo Japan, 13 October 2015
  • MPA Maritime Safety Forum, Singapore, 19 August 2015
  • Standard Club member forum, London UK, 23-24 June 2015