Capt. Yves Vandenborn
The Nautical Institute (Singapore)
Capt. Yves Vandenborn is a master mariner and sailed with Exmar Nv. Belgium on chemical / product, LNG and LPG tankers. Since coming ashore in 2003, Yves has worked as a marine superintendent for a tanker owner and as an independent marine surveyor undertaking numerous P&I condition surveys, oil major SIRE pre-vettings, TMSA audits, pre-purchase surveys, bulk carrier hatch cover ultra-sonic tests, etc.
Yves joined Charles Taylor in February 2010 as an in-house marine surveyor for the Singapore office of The Standard Club. In July 2013 he took over as Director of Loss Prevention for The Standard Club. As the director he is responsible for the risk assessment programme for the club’s membership worldwide. He is further responsible for the club’s loss prevention initiatives, publications and technical advice to the membership, as well as to the underwriting and claims departments.
Yves joined the Nautical Institute’s Singapore branch committee in 2015 and became the Hon. President of the branch in Jan 2020. He was appointed as a Fellow of The Nautical Institute in 2019.
In both capacities, Yves works closely with local maritime industry for the improvement of seafarer standards, safety and wellbeing (physical, mental and social). He regularly speaks at shipping industry events across the world on topics such as seafarer wellbeing, misdeclared container cargoes, vehicle car carrier fires and navigation related incidents.