This week I’ve traveled across the globe to Southeast Asia.  Cantú Maritime Consulting, Inc. has once again partnered with Intertek C&T, USA (aka Intertek Well Control, aka Randy Smith Well Control) to provide Marine Licensing and MODU Stability training to Coastal Energy, Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand.

Coastal Energy is an international exploration & production company with principal assets in Thailand and Malaysia. The company merged with Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (CEPSA) a few years ago. Coastal Energy is focused on acquiring discovered and under developed oil and gas opportunities primarily in Southeast Asia.  During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting several of the company representatives. Be sure and check out their website when you have some time:

The courses were being held at The Continent Hotel,   If you are traveling to Bangkok any time in the near future, I highly recommend this establishment. The conference room, where classes were held, was above par. The hotel amenities, food and rooms more than exceeded my expectations.  It’s in an excellent location – at the intersection of Sukhumvit and Asoke Roads – with lots to see and do nearby.

Saving the best for last, I had 8 students in my class and all were a pleasure to work with.  It was an international class with students from Holland, Scotland and of course, Thailand.  All brought their unique sense of humor and intellectual smarts to the class. A special shout out to Kenny for making perfect scores on all exams!  (Coastal Energy, he’s a keeper! ) Upon completion of their training, they will be on their way to getting their Panamanian OIM Endorsement.

Intertek C&T, USA,   and Cantú Maritime Consulting, Inc. partner up to  provide Marine Licensing and MODU Stability Training world wide.  Intertek is the training center. I am the instructor. It’s a strong partnership.

We make it more cost effective for your corporation by bringing the training to your local area! Contact Jo Ann Cantú at to schedule your MODU Stability or OIM Licensing courses today.  We are currently scheduling courses for March 2016.

Students listed in photo:

From left to right: Pravit, Suchakree, Wanwit, Parinya, Payongyut, Jo Ann, Dale, Kenny, Chatchai – Congratulations to all!

Jo Ann and Kenny –  aka “Mr. 100%”

Stay safe out there!


Jo Ann Cantú

Cantú Maritime Consulting, Inc.