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John Tumber is the NDT/ ROV Manager of Seaward Marine
Services, LLC. Since its founding in 1972,
Seaward Marine Services has been providing
underwater hull cleaning, ship husbandry and
hull inspection services to the US Navy, MARAD
and the US Coast Guard on a world-wide basis.
Seaward Marine Services has awarded the
worldwide ships husbandry contract by NAVSEA
since 1972. As a part of the worldwide ship
husbandry contract, Seaward has been providing
LampRay hull inspections since 2000 and has
performed over 160 surveys world-wide to date.
John has been an employee at Seaward Marine
Services since 1990, a member of the NDT/ROV
team since 2003, and NDT/ROV Manager since 2018.
In his current role, John is responsible for all
NDT inspection operations conducted by Seaward,
including technology development, field
operations and quality assurance.
Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with
specialization in control systems and systems
engineering. Over 40 years of experience in
technical management and engineering design
functions of high-performance control systems
for diverse markets, including: terrestrial and
underwater robotics, industrial automation,
production machinery, consumer products
(electric bicycles) and power generation
equipment. Independent engineering consultant
for Seaward Marine Services since 2002.