Dr Iain Braidwood


  • Expertise: Ship Structures, Ship Operations and Naval Architecture
  • Qualifications: BEng(Hons), PhD, CEng, MRINA, MSNAME
  • Email: iain.braidwood@safinah-group.com

With over thirty years of professional experience as: a seafarer; a Classification Society surveyor; a researcher; a lecturer; as well as being a Naval Architect for ship owners and at an oil major; Dr Braidwood is recognised internationally as being highly motivated to provide a safe environment for ships and their crews.

Iain’s ship experience runs the range from Tugs, Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) ships, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Carriers, Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs), Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessels, Bulk Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) up to Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) to oil Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) and Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, and also Submarines.  He is acknowledged as being an authoritative communicator with extensive experience of engaging proactively with customers.

Dr Braidwood has an established international reputation for ship structures and marine assets.  He has authored many technical papers and been invited to give numerous public and conference presentations on ship structures and naval architecture.  He has previously served as a Member of Lloyd’s Register’s Offshore Technical Committee (OTC) and was Chair for one term and Member of the Tanker Structures Co-operative Forum for over a decade.  Iain is currently a Visiting Lecturer on Ship Operation and Naval Architecture at the University of British Columbia, Canada.