Murat Kilic

Murat Kilic

Professional Experience:   

2021 – October 2022

Chief Operating Officer, NATIONAL FERRIES COMPANY.  Strategic planning and administration of the operations and overseeing maintenance and repairs of the fleet for compliance with the applicable national and internationally mandated rules and regulations as well as economic management of the departments. Senior Captain and type rating examiner for the Fleet Masters.

2015 – 2021

GM Fleet & Operations, NATIONAL FERRIES COMPANY.  Assumed responsibilities for the management of technical, maintenance, nautical and crew departments. As well as conducted type-rating trainings for Omani and foreign masters and officer candidates for the fleet vessels. Overseen the departmental budget and drafted proposals for the requirements of the new routes, fleet, and port  developments.

2011 – 2015 

Fleet Manager and DPA, FRS GROUP. Assumed responsibilities for the fleet operations and technical management of the vessels, maintenance and repairs of the shore infrastructure, link spans, workshops, stores, and warehouses. Project Management for the new shipbuilding contracts and major conversions in dry docks. Managed the technical, maintenance, nautical and crew departments. Conducting type-rating training for Omani and foreign masters and officer candidates on HSCs. As well as performed ISM and ISPS audits.

2001 – 2011

Master. Worked as master on various types of High Speed Passenger and Vehicular Crafts, Double Ended Catamaran Ferries, and Landing Crafts.

1992 – 2001

Worked as Second Mate and Chief Mate on various types of ocean going cargo ships.

Education and Professional Qualifications

MSc. Marine Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology (2023 – )

MBA, Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Operations and Project Management, Managing People and Organizations and Strategic Management and Innovation. Estonian Business School (2023)

MSc. International Maritime Management, Jade University of Applied Sciences, Germany / MSc International Maritime Management; Master thesis on “Feasibility of reduction of CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 from existing ships” (2022)

BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University, Muscat, Oman (2018)
Thesis on “Design, development and performance analysis of a friction welding for dissimilar metals”.
Published at the World Congress on Engineering 2018, London, UK. Jul 1, 2018.

Diploma in Marine Surveying, Lloyd Maritime Academy, London, UK (2010)

Nautical Studies, Navigation, Ship Handling, Technical Management of Naval Fleet, fisheries and aquaculture, Beykoz Maritime Vocational School, Istanbul, Turkey (1992)

Master Mariner (STCW II/2 Unlimited Oceangoing Master), Yacht Captain over 3000 GRT, Since 2007


Reval Maritime School, Maritime Crew Resource Management, Estonia (2015)

Emergency Planning College, Development of Emergency Exercise Plans, Oman (2015)

Emergency Planning College, Strategic Crisis Planning, Oman (2015)

Force Technology, Bridge Resource Management, Denmark (2012)

Stonebridge Collage, Operations Management, Oman (2009)

Reval Maritime School, ISM internal Auditor, Estonia (2006)


Initiated and planned to develop in house maintenance team for ferry, link span and shore ramp maintenance and repairs in Oman, implemented and completed during 2013.

As project manager, successful construction supervision and delivery of two HSCs to Oman, completed in 2013.

Implementation of new maintenance scheme for ferry maintenances and repairs, in Oman, completed in 2014.

As project manager, successful design review, construction supervision and delivery of two double ended ferries to Oman, competed in 2014.

Planning and initiation of the new routes in Oman, completed, 2014.

Initiation and Implementation of Fleet Replacement Project in Oman, completed in 2017.

Published a conference paper at “World Congress on Engineering 2018”, London, UK. “Design, development and performance analysis of a friction welding for dissimilar metals”.

As project manager, design, supervision, and delivery of two link spans to Oman, completed in 2015 and 2019.

Training and type rating the locals and foreign officers to assume the commanding position onboard, continue.

Initiated for the first project of building landing Craft at Oman Dry Dock, the contract was signed in February 2022.

Languages:  Fluid in English, Turkish and Estonian; basic in Spanish

Citizenship:  Estonian and EU citizenship


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