Maritime Traffic and Safety Consultant

Since the early eighties I have been involved in the development of models for quantifying the safety of shipping at MARIN. This has resulted in the Safety Assessment Model for Shipping and Offshore in the North Sea (SAMSON). This model has been applied in over a hundred QRA studies spread over a large variety of subjects, not only in the North Sea area but also in other sea areas. Examples of such studies are:

The availability of AIS data has introduced new studies in this field, for example:

After my retirement on March 1st, 2011 I have founded MTSC. This gives me the opportunity to offer my expertise with respect to maritime traffic and safety. I would like to perform this consultancy work in close cooperation with my former colleagues of the nautical centre MSCN of MARIN.

Kees van der Tak


Kees van der Tak (Curriculum vitae)
Bennekomseweg 14
6866 DD Heelsum
The Netherlands
+31 317 317 562