Captain Gürkan Büyüktelli is the Marine Superintendent at Mercan Group, a maritime shipping company with oil and chemical tanker operations.
In this role, he is responsible for the daily monitoring of vessel movements and operations and ship’s performance from a mechanical and technical perspective. Büyüktelli ensures ship’s staff compliance with management policies, international, state or local maritime regulations. He works closely with operators and provides technical advice to the HSEQ and Operations Departments.
Büyüktelli has eight years of on-board experience of navigation, international shipping and maritime operations, ship and cargo handling including loading, discharging and stowing, chemical tanker operations and documentation readiness.
Prior to joining MRC Shipping, Captain Büyüktelli has worked for Columbia Ship Management in Hamburg and Cyprus, as well as for Chemmariner Shipping.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sea Transportation and Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and enjoys travelling and music in his free time.