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Interview: Tim M. Clerc, Seacor Marine

By permission of SEACOR Marine

Interview: Tim M. Clerc,

VP Engineering, Seacor Marine

Tim Clerc’s maritime career spans half a century, starting with his cadet training in 1969 in the U.K. He sees hybrid technology as one of the most transformational technological developments in maritime in that span, and th the company is currently awaiting its 10 hybrid, the Seacor Yangtze. Clerc discusses the hybrid strategy and offers some practical insights.

By Greg Trauthwein

If you had to pick one technology that you think has made Seacor is well-known, but can you give us a ‘by the num- the business of running ships more ef? cient, more cost ef- bers’ look at the organization today?

fective, what would that be? Seacor was founded by Charles Fabrikant in 1989, and over

I think one of the most important technologies that I’ve seen the years Seacor Holdings has encompassed many different in 50 plus years is hybrid, most importantly what hybrid can business lines. Today, Seacor Marine Holdings is headed up by do with regards to reducing fuel consumption and reducing John Gellert, and we have in excess of 60 vessels. Importantly, emissions load. I look back at some of the ships I sailed on the age pro? le of our ? eet (about eight years old) is half the in- as an engineering of? cer, and the improvements since then I dustry average. We’ve just came out of seven dreadful years for couldn’t have even imagined 50 years ago. Also, particularly the OSV market and we, unlike the majority of our competitors, for offshore vessels, dynamic positioning (DP). managed to keep our head above water. We didn’t reorganize, 14 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • January 2023

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