Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

About our company:

Established in 1988, GMCG provides expert technical, legal, training and management consultancy for the shipping and offshore sectors. GMCG has offices and agents in more than 100 cities and ports around the world.


The main responsibility of the DPA:

– Ensure the proper implementation of the ISM/ ISPS / MLC codes, both on board the ship and in the office. Further to that

– Ensure that all regulations (IMO, SOLAS, STCW and the Flag State) that are coming into force are properly implemented.

– Ensure a reliable connection between the management and the Seamen and to supervise the operation of the vessels, monitor the safety and the pollution prevention aspects of the operation of each ship and ensuring that the adequate resources and shore-based support are available.



  • Conducting of ISM, ISPS and MLC internal Audits on board ships operating globally and in office
  • Analyzing working practices, writing reports, detecting deficiencies and non-conformities
  • Introducing and monitoring corrective and preventive measure in co-ordination with the management, the Department Heads and the ship’s command
  • Defining training needs of crew members
  • Conducting / reviewing shipboard Risk Assessments
  • Additional tasks will include the careful assessment of ISM forms being received from the vessels, revision of the manual and checklists to conform to new requirement
  • The follow up of ratification progress of upcoming regulations and development of training tools to assist sea farers as well as arrangements for the continuous familiarization of the office colleagues on new legislations


Technical Skills


  • Extensive knowledge of application international and national flag states codes, guideline and standards such as ISM codes, ISPS code, SOLAS, MARPOL, MLC, STCW etc.
  • Very good command of English
  • Very good knowledge of Maritime Industry
  • Knowledge of computers
  • Ability to assess ISM forms received from vessels


General Skills


  • Ability to build good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to assess management structures and propose improvements
  • To be a good trainer
  • To be able carry out internal audits


Training / Education requirements


  • Master / Chief Engineer
  • Accreditation as a DPA
  • Accreditation as a Company Security Officer- Maritime (CSO)
  • Accreditation as CSO Internal Auditor
  • Maritime Labour Certificate (MLC) Accreditation


  • Lebanon
Application Form
DPA Lebanon

DPA Lebanon

Maximum upload size: 5MB