Rob van Kasteel

Curriculum vitae


Robert Paul van Kasteel (1965)

Civil status

Not married, cohabiting, without children


Phone: +31(0) 6 50 67 84 92




Working experience

2017-          Chief officer general cargo vessel “Anna” (2993 GT, loa 90 meter)

2016-2017   Chief officer motorvessel “Beaumerit” and several yacht deliveries

2014–2015   Master & engineer on an 80 ft private sailing yacht

2011–2014   Freelance scuba-instructor, master, chief officer, 2nd engineer and delivery skipper

2009–2011   Policy advisor shipping and eventscoordinator; Scuba-instructor

2007–2011   Watch officer and engineer on sailing ship “Eendracht” (

2002–2009   Harbourmaster and delivery skipper

2000–2001   Sabbatical year sailing around the Atlantic with private 55 ft sailing yacht

1995–2000   Harbour and market master in the Alkmaar municipality

1990–1995   Alkmaar Police

1985–1990   State Police, maritime division (Coastguard)


  • Maritime officer (chief mate up to 3000 GT and 2nd engineer up to 3000 kW)
  • Police diploma State Police
  • Gymnasium B (pre-university grammar school)

Maritime (STCW95)

Worldwide recognised and valid competences merchant navy: Master all ships <3000 GT; Master all sailing ships; Chief mate all ships; GMDSS general radio operator, Basic safety training; Advanced fire fighting; Radar navigator management level; Ship security officer; Port facility security officer; Company security officer; Ship management N; Maritime resource management (Swedish Club); Medical first aid; Medical care; Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats; Crowd & crisis management and human behaviour; Marcom A; Certificate master commercial ocean going sailing vessels; ECDIS; Dynamic positioning (intro-duction); Seaman’s book; Seafarer medical certificate (worldwide); Certificate of competency. Expired competence as 2nd engineer all ships <3000 kW

Inland navigation

Groot Rijnpatent (Full licence for the river Rhine in The Netherlands); Bargeman’s certificate; Radar patent; Nautical Training I, II and III; Navigation proficiency certificate police; Corps boatmasters’certificate; Various environment training courses


Master certificate mega yacht; Master of yachts 200 tons offshore (commercially endorsed)


PADI Open water scuba instructor (teaching status, PADI no. 267627); Emergency first response instructor (BLS/AED); Specialty instructor night/deep/underwater navigation/search and recovery

Various training courses

Spanish; Radio amateur; Sufficiently trained on low voltage; Training for policy adviser; Training members of complaints committee; In-house emergency officer (fire-fighting, evacuation, first aid, resuscitation and use of AED)


  • Dutch: good orally and written
  • English: sufficient orally and written
  • German/French/Spanish: orally sufficient, reasonable written


2 marathons and participated in the Vierdaagse van Nijmegen (a four day walk) twice; climbed Kilimanjaro; carried out various yacht deliveries; teacher “Small Boatmaster’s Certificate” I and II; certificate of good conduct (2x); excellent health; height 1.87 metres; weight 80 kilos; non-smoker; no tattoos/piercings; more than ten references on request