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Our Mission

To deliver general practice naval architecture and surveying services of exceptional value to marine community; to help them meet the challenges they encounter in the marine environment.
We commit to deliver quality service beyond expectation through strict adherence to the following core values;

  • Focusing on our client's needs
  • Pursuing high standard on quality of the design and stability services
  • Conducting our business with professionalism and integrity, being responsible and accountable to ourselves and our clients
  • Taking all reasonable duty of care to prevent adverse impact on safety and health and protection of the environment
  • Protecting the long term viability and success of the company

Personnel

Mervin Ian SAGARIO (B.Sc.(Hons)NAME, Dip.SCS, MRINA, MAIMS)
Principal Design Naval Architect

Education

  • 2001 - B.Sc. (Hons) Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Cebu, Philippines
  • 2008 - Diploma Small Craft Surveying, Lloyds Maritime College, United Kingdom

Professional Licenses & Associations

  • Member in Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyor (Australia, 2016)
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority Accredited Marine Surveyor (2015) in Initial Surveys -
    • - Plan approval
    • - Stability approval
    • - Loadline assignment
    • - Construction or Alteration - Hull, Deck & Superstructure
    • - Construction or Alteration - Machinery
    • - Construction or Alteration - Loadline condtion & markings
  • PRC Registered Naval Architect & Marine Engineer (2nd Place, 2002)
  • Member in Royal Institute of Naval Architects (UK, 2005)
  • Maritime Safety Queensland Accredited Ship Designer (2008) in -
    • Steel, Aluminim & FRP Hulls & Superstructure
    • Machinery including propulsion & associated system
    • Stability including subdivision
    • Loadline
    • Safety Equipment

Employment

August 2008 - Present
MIS Ship Design (Cairns, Australia)
Principal Design Naval Architect including –

  • Ship hull & structural design in steel, aluminium & frp to ABS, DNV, Lloyds, and USL Code (soon be replaced w/ NSCV) requirements where applicable.
  • Ship stability requirements to USL Code (soon be replaced w/ NSCV), HSC code and MCA where applicable.

July 2001 - July 2008
Stewart Marine Design Pty. Ltd. (Cairns, Australia)
Design Naval Architect & Marine Surveyor including-

  • Ship structural design in steel, aluminium & fibreglass to ABS, USL Code, Lloyds & DNV requirements
  • Performs hull form calculations including Profile, KN, Hydrostatic Table & Tank capacities
  • Perform Inclining experiment, Rolling period test on commercial ships over 6.0m up to 35m in length for stability purposes
  • Performs Positive Flotation test (swamped test) on various ships under 6.0m in length for Queensland registration requirements
  • Lifting hull offsets from existing ships to produce a lines plan
  • Preparation of ship's general arrangement & full set of construction plans for ship building & CoC Design applications
  • Performing engineering assessment in various existing design from the materials of steel, aluminium & fibreglass to ABS, DNV, USL Code & Australian Standards for CoC Design applications
  • Mooring Design & Assessment on commercial pontoons & ships operating in Great Barrier Reef region
  • Performs hull form development for the 9.0m Timber - FRP Trail sailing yacht
  • Performs full design & compliance survey of 15.0m Steel & 10.0m Aluminium Helipad pontoons construction
  • Performs full design & compliance survey of 6.0m Aluminium RIB construction as tender to a passenger ship
  • Design the hull modification for change in propeller propulsion into a jet unit of a 10.0m aluminium passenger catamaran MV St. Michael
  • Design the hull modification / extension & machinery for change in jet unit propulsion into a propeller of a 19.0m aluminium passenger catamaran MV Ocean Freedom
  • Performs a Turning Radius experiment on MV Ocean Freedom for Stability requirements under HSC Code
  • Performs full design & compliance survey of 45.0m Steel Cable Car / Passenger Ferry construction MV DRF
  • Performs design & compliance survey of an aluminium wheelhouse construction for a steel fishing ship FV Jodava
  • Performs Loadline calculations & survey on various commercial ships for CoC Loadline applications
  • Performs Safety & Miscellaneous Equipment Survey on various commercial ships for CoC Safety Equipment applications
  • Performs Condition & Compliance Survey on various commercial ships for CoC Survey applications

March 2003 - Sept. 2003
Convex Construction & Development - Keppel Shipyard (Cebu, Philippines)
Planning Head including-

  • Project Management of 120.0m Steel Passenger ship for the superstructure & hotel side refit
  • Performs & provide construction plans, work orders to various shipyard sub-contractors for the refit
  • Approve material specifications & audit delivery from various marine suppliers & contractors
  • Co-ordinates with building architects, interior designers, electrical engineers, shipyard engineers, classification surveyors, owner representatives & finance managers
  • Reviews, evaluate & approve drawing standard from CAD draftsmen to assure accuracy, recommend procedures & solutions to improved both quality & efficiency for the design & construction

August 2002 - Feb. 2003
SBM Marine Works Inc. (Cebu, Philippines)
Project Engineer including-

  • Design & supervision for delivery of two 15.0m Steel fishing ships
  • Performs Material inspections & Manpower scheduling
  • Prepares detailed construction drawing plans for pre-fabrications
  • Design on 15m Steel Carriage in an existing carriage slipway
  • Performs ultrasonic gauging on various steel commercial ships under 24m in length
  • Prepares drawing plans for Classification approval of the Ramp design for the 120m Passenger ship
  • Assist in inclining experiment & ship trials on the 120m Steel Passenger ship with the DNV surveyors

Rochell SAGARIO
Office Manager

Education

  • 2003 - B.Sc. Information Technology, University of Cebu, Philippines

Employment

August 2008 - Present
MIS Ship Design (Cairns, Australia)
Office Manager

Contact Us
PO Box 117, Manunda
Cairns, Qld. 4870
Australia
Mobile: +61 416576997
Tel / Fax: +61 7 4230 0784
admin@misshipdesign.com