Sven Fromm

Sven Fromm

Managing Director & Owner

Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 11/02/1966

Sven Fromm is an experienced old school Captain who has an ‘let’s solve the problem first attitude’ with good people skills, management skills paired with experience in engineering and upkeep as well as upgrading of marine and offshore assets. He has over 10 years management experience as Technical and Managing Director in the shipping industry.

Work Experience

Managing Director Clever Marine Services Ltd 2009 – To Date
Technical Director & MD Manx Ocean Crewing Ltd 2006 – 2009
Superintendent Manx Ocean Crewing Ltd 2000 – 2006
Master Mariner in different Shipping Companies 1995 – 2000
Engine & Deck Rating incl.
Apprenticeship as MPC
Jonny Petersen KG, Germany 1988 – 1992


1972 – 1987 Primary and High School in Germany and left school
With GCSE’s and O levels
1992 – 1994 Leer, Navigational College


  • General O-Levels in accordance to German standards (Abitur)
  • Able Seaman Engine and Deck (Multi-Purpose Rating)
  • Deep Sea Masters License
  • Chief Engineers License for vessel’s up to 1500 KW
  • Certified Superintendent (accredited by IMAREST & Nautical Institute)
  • ISM Lead Auditor
  • Company Security Officer
  • Marine Surveyor (member of IIMS since 2009)
  • Welding Licenses A, MIG and MAG (expired since 8 years)
  • UT (Wrought Plate) Level 2
  • MIST

Marine Survey & Technical Experience

The below is an abstract of the experience I gathered as Superintendent and Surveyor:

  • Carried out 12 Dry Dockings for Classification purposes
  • Carried out 5 Emergency Dry Dockings incl. replacement of Main Engine and Steel exchange up to 400 metric tones
  • Carried out over 50 condition and pre-purchase surveys of Container and General Cargo Ships
  • Superintendent in charge of converting a Container vessel to Bulk Carrier with HAZ MAT Certification
  • Supervised over 20 Engine and Equipment repairs of Container and General Cargo vessels