~~~Allen Maritime International~~~  

       Worldwide Marine, Dynamic Positioning & HSE Consultancy

   ~~Who We Are~~

Mike Allen

Finding his sea legs as a young lobsterman in Newport, Rhode Island, Captain Allen has since spent three decades following the call of the sea. Plying offshore tugs, break-bulk cargo liners, passenger vessels, semi-submersibles, and drillships, he has collected a rich and diverse trove of marine experiences. A lifelong student & educator as well, his career at sea has been punctuated by commitments with teaching, graduate study, and research. He splits his shore-side time between homes in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

Rick Smith


Rick brings a wealth of marine and dynamic positioning experience to the consultancy. Senior Officer aboard a 5th Generation DP-3 drillship, Rick has been working around dynamic positioning for more than a decade. Originally hailing from the great state of Maine, Richard, his wife, and two sons now live in Houma, Louisiana where Richard also teaches and writes curriculum at Louisiana Technical College.

Dave Pence


Providing key technical support to the group, Dave Pence has worked with Transocean Drilling for 15+ years as a Chief Electronic Tecnnician on a plethora of drillships and semisubmersibles. Working daily with new technolgies and state of the art DP systems, be brings a wealth of technical knowledge and expertise to our practice. Living in North Zulch, Texas, Dave spends his free time travelling , working on his home, and reading.

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