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Christopher Alexander - Director of Maritime Affairs
Mr. Christopher Alexander joined SLASPA in 2006 as the Ship Surveyor. In 2008, he became the Officer in Charge of the Maritime Division where he is credited for a number of successful initiatives including the registration of commercial vessels and more recently the publication of the Shipping Regulations.
Prior to joining SLASPA, he was employed with the Marine Unit of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force serving as the Operations Sergeant (Coast Guard) where his roles included Commander/Operator, Senior Navigator of Coastguard Vessels and Search and Rescue Coordinator. He also lectured in Basic Seamanship, Maritime Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. Mr. Alexander holds a certificate in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of the West Indies. He is a trained Chief Petty Officer, a Rescue Scuba Diver, a Small Craft Operator / Commander and an Instructor of Maritime Law Enforcement. In addition, he has received specialist training in ISPS Code (Maritime Security), Regional Flag & Port State and Marine Accident and Incident Investigation FAL Security, Maritime Security, Port Operations and Customs Enforcement from the International Maritime Organization, US Coast Guard and a number of other international organizations.
In his role as Director of Maritime Affairs, Mr. Alexander is responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of all the activities of the Division of Maritime Affairs. He is also responsible for administering the Shipping Act and other Maritime Legislation; ensuring national training for seafarers; surveying and safety inspections; flag and state port inspections; licensing examination of seafarers, conducting of investigation in maritime causalities. In addition, Mr. Alexander currently serves as the Principal Receiver of Wrecks.