About Us & Projects
We are an established marine inspection and project management company in Monte Carlo, Monaco, specialising in project management for new build, refit and conversion projects, marine surveys and inspections, technical consultancyand Flag-State compliance services.
Founded in 2008 by Claudio Caracciolo, we offera wide range of professional services to manage, assist and advise owners and their representatives on their projects, from scheduling maintenance plans and technical assistance, to project managing new-build, refit and conversion projects.
With a team of lead auditors and Flag State Inspectors based in-house on behalf of the most prestigious Flag State Administrations, CD Marine offers strategic advantages in ISM, ISPS, MLC, ballast water management and polar code requirements, regulations and implementation.
Claudio Caracciolo, Founder
Following his passion for the sea and boats, Claudio started his sea life as a deck officer in 1977, after graduating from nautical school in Messina.
He took his master license at the minimum required age, assuming command of a large ferry at 27, and subsequently spending five years as Master on board six different passenger and car ferries.
After gaining this experience, Claudio mostly sailed luxury cruise vessels, completing 20 years of sea service.
In 1997 V-Ships Ltd offered Claudio a position ashore in the technical department where he built up his office experience, continuously working for the luxury cruise industry.
Since 2001, Claudio has been working for the luxury yachting industry and the wider commercial marine industry as a Technical Safety Superintendent, achieving the title of Lead Auditor for ISM/ISPS on behalf of the Liberian Registry, the second largest Flag State Administration. In 2011, he also became an inspector for the Maritime Labour Convention and is authorised to conduct MLC inspections on behalf of the Liberian Flag Administration.