About Us

Dane MacGowan and Sean Riley decided to pool their experience and to pass on that knowledge to their students to give them an advantage that few others can. Combined, their knowledge carries with it sound technology and practises along with dedication to ensuring that the training complies with international standards

Dane MacGowan
Company CEO and Managing Director

  • IRATA Level 3
  • MT Level 2
  • UT Level 2
  • E-Learning complete NSL
  • Lifting gear inspector
  • Crane inspector (All cranes)
  • Container inspector
  • NSC in art and design (Graphic designer)

Dane has over 7 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry doing rope access. In his career he has done sales, staff training, rope access, quotations, staff management, NDT/ lifting gear inspections, API RP 4G inspections, rig wide drop surveys, bolt torque surveys and country management.

Sean Riley
Company CFO and Director

  • Chief Engineer Officer (unlimited) No.1234
  • Certificate of Endorsement No. COE-E0071539
  • First Aid At Sea, STCW A-VI/4-1, No. 11986
  • Advanced Marine Fire Fighting, STCW A-V1/3, No.11980
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility with Personal Survival Techniques, STCW A-V1/1-1/4, No. PSSR4912/2006/1663 CT
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft, STCW A-V1/2/1
  • Further Offshore Emergency Training Inc. EBS Travel Safely By Boat (OPITO Approved, Code 5808) No. 841758080908130003
  • Seafarer Medical Certificate (ENG 1), No. 612089
  • Advanced Hydraulics Course, No. 7027
  • Assessor Course Level 2, No.35/03
  • One Day Fast Rescue Craft Handling Course
  • General Health and Safety Awareness Course, No 201949
  • SHE-Q Training, No. 027 670
  • Shipboard Safety Officer Training Course, No. SBSO/007/05
  • MCA 1 Oil Spill Responder Course No. MCA1/07-11/13
  • Advanced Safety Management No. ASM/07-11/13
  • Anchor Handling – Level 3 (Deepwater Anchor Handling Simulation) No. AH3/03-11/08
  • DP Maintenance No. DPM/14-12/02 IMCA Logbook no. 22424

Sean has 34 years of experience in the maritime and oil & gas industries. He has also owned his own small business before. Most of his career he has been an engineer, where he has climbed the ranks all the way up to senior chief engineer. He has done this working for the likes of Safmarine, Pentow, Smit, Swire and Fugro just to name a few. His vast amount of experience will go a long way to making DSA a successful and well-known name in the industry.