Capt. Simon Chaplin

Maritime and Security Specialist

Simon first joined the Merchant Navy, as Deck Boy, in 1982. Working on a variety of vessels and progressing through the ranks, he successfully gained his Class 1 Master Mariner Certificate of Competency (Unlimited) in 1999.

He joined Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited (PNTL) in 1999, where he was promoted to Captain in 2013 and has commanded worldwide voyages that have included Category 1 high security shipments, MOX fuel, Plutonium deliveries, and high level waste returns. He has been on secondment to WNTI since April 2018.

Simon’s hobbies include classic car maintenance, motorcycles, and amateur photography.