Senior Fellows

Capt. Alexander Gerson (MSc)

alex garson1998-2016, service at the Israeli Administration of Shipping and Ports, Ministry of Transport. The last 6 years in the capacity of Director of Shipping and Ports Inspectorate (Deputy Director General). In close professional contact with the European Maritime Agency (EMSA) and the Centre of Contingency and Response to Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC and Italian Coast Guard). Lecturer on Dangerous Goods and Prevention of Ship-sourced pollution in national and international fora, as well as the Israeli Maritime Community. Obtained MSc at the University Of Southampton-Solent UK, in International Maritime Studies Ports and Environment. Obtained the rank of “Master Mariner Unlimited” as of 1979. Sailed and commanded ships of all types on worldwide routes for 30 years. Currently still in Command of a VL Bulk Carrier (Israel-Colombia). 19982016, Representative for  the State of Israel at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, taking active parts in many professional/legal debates and promoting the national interests of Israel. Military service in the Israeli Navy as commander of patrol boat in the Gulf of Suez.