Mark Kelly

Vice President of Operations
NRC International – Scotland

26+ Years Industry Experience

Meet Mark Kelly

Enlisting in the British Merchant Navy at the age of 16…Mark has a quarter of a century of experience with oil & gas related emergency response operations, the first 12 years on rescue vessels as a medic and member of the rescue crew and the remaining 14 years focused entirely on Oil Spill and HAZMAT response.

As Vice President of Operations for NRC International, Mark is responsible for all operational activities outside the geographical area of the United States. This includes response planning, operational needs, training, tenders, senior management support, client facing and acting as one of the designated Incident Commanders for NRC on any response. Mark provides a senior point of contact and subject matter expert for our clients across all international business units.

His direct experience with over 750 emergency responses makes him a recognized subject matter expert in the design and delivery of response operation and training programs.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Operations Management
  • Oil Spill and HazMat Response
  • Marine response / services
  • Health & Safety
  • Incident Command and Scene Commander
  • Crisis and Disaster Management


Education and Specialized Certifications:

  • H&S Responder
  • Managing Marine Incidents
  • Qualified Aerial Observer
  • MCA 5P Executive Commander (ports)/ IMO level 2 On Scene Commander
  • MCA 5P Executive Commander (ports)/ IMO level 2 On Scene Commander, training provider on behalf of
  • MCA 3P Beach Master/ IMO level 1 Supervisor training provider
  • Offshore Survival and Fire Fighting
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Mines Rescue Center, Scotland
  • RYA Offshore Powerboat Certificate, Level 2, RYA, Scotland
  • Advanced First Aider, Merchant Navy
  • EDH, Merchant Navy
  • RYA VHF Radio Certificate, RYA, Scotland
  • Sea Survival STCW 95, Merchant Navy
  • Counterbalance truck 10 ton, Aberdeen
  • Tanker Overturn, Briggs, Aberdeen
  • HUET, PETROFAC, Aberdeen
  • BOSIET, PETROFAC, Aberdeen
  • ICS 100 + 200