EXMAR Academy recruits its trainers amongst highly experienced staff officers and engineers who are either still sailing or who are closely involved in current day-to-day operations on board through their function ashore.

In line with EXMAR Ship Management’s tradition, we believe transferring technical knowledge linked to practical know-how is of the utmost importance. Hence, we go for trainers who are very much in sync with operations in their area of expertise. Evidently, all of them have been trained and coached to educate colleagues and our clients’ crew and staff.

Captain Yuri Verniers

  • LPG Master since 2004
  • LNG Master since 2008
  • MCRM Trainer since 2002


Captain Claude Maerten

  • Sailed on a variety of vessels, such as container & bulk vessels, OBO and gas carriers
  • Lecturer since 1999 in subjects such as the Advanced Oil, Gas and Chemical Tanker Program
  • LNG Master since 2009
  • Currently LNG Business Unit Director at EXMAR Ship Management


Captain Hendrik Baartman

  • LPG Master since 2008
  • LNG Master since 2009
  • MCRM Trainer since 2014


Chief Officer Guido Olislagers


  • LNG Chief Officer since 2011
  • Gas Trainer since 2012