Leif Skog, Vice President of Marine Operations, Lindblad Expeditions Inc
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Local Address: Seattle, Washington, United States
Lindblad Expeditions Inc
96 Morton Street 9Th Floor
New York, New York 10014
United States

Company Description: At Lindblad Expeditions we are always seeking new ways of sharing the world with our guests so the places we go can become more meaningful through time, more rich...   more
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Employment History

  • Captain
    M.S. Caledonian Star

Biography

  • Leif Skog – Vice President of Marine Operations - Lindblad Expeditions, Inc.Captain Leif Skog joined Lindblad Expeditions in 1997 after working for many years internationally as Master onboard the most celebrated expedition cruise ships as MS Lindbla...
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Leif Skog
Captain Skog has been Master aboard some of the most celebrated expedition ships: Lindblad Explorer, Polaris, Frontier Spirit. In 1997 he joined Lindblad as Master of National Geographic Endeavour. His experience in polar waters runs deep, navigating vessels in Antarctica nearly every season since 1979 on more than 100 Antarctic voyages. As Chairman of the IAATO Marine Committee (International Assn. of Antarctic Tour Operators), he was a primary architect of the IAATO Emergency Contingency Plan for all vessels operating in Antarctica.
Bios - Lindblad Expeditions
www.expeditions.com, 23 Aug 2012 [cached]
Leif Skog, VP, Marine Operations Captain Leif Skog joined Lindblad Expeditions in 1997 after working for many years internationally as Master onboardthe most celebrated expedition cruise ships as MS Lindblad Explorer, MS Polaris, MS Frontier Spirit and MS Explorer, taking passengers to the world's most remote polar and tropical destinations.
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With tremendous skills and experience in ice navigation, Captain Skog began working for expedition ships in the Arctic and Antarctic in the late 70s. He worked as Ice Masteronboard MS Thuleland, MS Columbialand, MS Ocean Princess and MS Illiria. The Brostroms Shipping Company appointed Captain Skog as consultant for a mission in the Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica with their specially designed ice-going lumber/bulk carrier, MS Thulelandand Columbialand.
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Captain Skog was appointed as Ice Master and Project Leader for the shipping and landing of all the heavy equipment.
Lindblad Expeditions is a member of International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), and Captain Skog was recently the chairman of the Marine Committee and he was the architect for an IAATO-wide Emergency Contingency Plan for all passenger ships cruising in Antarctica. The plan focused on how ships in the vicinity of the peninsula would communicate, coordinate and respond in the event of a marine disaster.
Captain Skog holds a Master Mariner's Degree and a Marine Engineering Degree from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a diploma in advanced Shipping Business Economics and Trading. Before he became a Captain in 1984, he worked as Officer on a number of different types of vessels including general cargo ships, LPG-gas tankers, O/O-ships of 275,000 MT DW and ULCC-ship of 375,000 MT DW, 800 passenger ship, 1,200 passenger ship and multi-purposed Helium Deep Diving Support Vessel.
press release
www.linblad.com, 8 May 2001 [cached]
Company founder, Sven Lindblad, and Captain Leif Skog will rename the ship in a ceremony in Whitby, England, June 1, 2001.
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In this spirit, Sven Lindblad dedicates this act of homage to his great Captain, Leif Skog.
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Skog has developed a reputation as one of the premier Ice Masters of passenger vessels and is Vice President of Marine Operations for Lindblad Expeditions.As Captain of the M.S. Caledonian Star, he has led modern day explorers on their personal voyages of discovery.Accompanied by expert naturalists and historians, the Lindblad Expeditions vessel explores destinations around the globe.
Like the Endeavour, originally built to transport coal, the M.S. Caledonian Star first went to sea as a trawler.Both ships were chosen as expedition vessels for their sturdy seaworthiness and then improved upon for guest comfort and explorations of discovery.The M.S. Caledonian Star carries an array of scientific equipment for exploration above and below the water as part of its Undersea Program, making it the most well equipped vessel in the expedition cruise industry today and an appropriate namesake for Cook's first ship, Endeavour.The Endeavour was described as the first organized and thoroughly equipped voyage of biological exploration.
Our unique in-ship Zodiac boarding ...
der.expeditions.com, 18 Mar 2013 [cached]
Our unique in-ship Zodiac boarding stations, designed by our VP-Marine Operations Capt. Leif Skog, are adjacent.
Captain Leif Skog, Lindblad ...
www.expeditions.com [cached]
Captain Leif Skog, Lindblad VP of Marine Operations, was a primary architect of the emergency contingency plan for all vessels operating in Antarctica.
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Leif Skog
Captain
Captain Skog has been Master aboard some of the most celebrated expedition ships: Lindblad Explorer, Polaris, Frontier Spirit. In 1997 he joined Lindblad as Master of National Geographic Endeavour. His experience in polar waters runs deep, navigating vessels in Antarctica nearly every season since 1979 on more than 100 Antarctic voyages. As Chairman of the IAATO Marine Committee (International Assn. of Antarctic Tour Operators), he was a primary architect of the IAATO Emergency Contingency Plan for all vessels operating in Antarctica.
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