Captain Greg Copley

Fleet Operations Manager

Mr. Copley joined IRI in June 2005 as a Nautical Inspector working out of the Hong Kong office part-time. Shortly thereafter, he began working full-time as a Technical Marine Manager and now serves as Fleet Operations Manager for Asia. He attended the School of Navigation in Southampton, UK and has over 40 years of experience in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore. His career began with H. Hogarth & Sons as an Apprentice until his promotion to Second Deck Officer aboard bulk and general cargo vessels trading worldwide. From there he moved through the ranks of several maritime companies working as a Second Officer, Navigator, Chief Officer and ultimately, Master. In 1988 he began working as Ship Manager/Marine Superintendent and later as Crewing Manager-Philippines for Acomarit Maritime Services. From 1990 forward he has gained tremendous experience in surveying throughout the Far East including vessel condition surveys for leading P&I Clubs, draft surveys, pre-purchase surveys, valuation surveys, collision investigations, heavy lift and project cargo supervision (among others) and has been called as an expert witness in multiple European and Far East arbitrations. He holds a British Master Mariner Foreign Going (Class I) license, is a Member of the Nautical Institute as well as the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors.