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DIrector of Operations at Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR)
JOAQUIN MACEIRAS commenced his seagoing career in 1978 and remained at sea until 1994 serving at all ranks with several Spanish shipping companies attaining the position of Master in 1988 while in Suardiaz, a well-know Spanish ro-ro company. Joaquin joined SASEMAR in July 1994. Since that time he has specialised in search and rescue, counter pollution and salvage operations as well in vessel traffic services, working as MRCC/VTS operator, watch manager and Director commanding the MRCC/VTS centers of Tarragona and Finisterre. Joaquin is a Master Mariner and holds a Specialist Degree in International Maritime Law from the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid. In 2010 Joaquin was appointed Director of Operations of SASEMAR by the Spanish Maritime Administration, responsible for the global coordination of the SASEMAR activities and assets