Mr. Bastías was in the Chilean Navy for 10 years and got a degree in Maritime Engineering from the Polytechnic Naval Academy. He later joined Ultratug in 1986 as a Master of AHTS vessels working at the Magellan Straight, where he acquired experience in complex maneuvers and offshore operations. Between 1991 and 1994 he was in charge of operating a fleet of 12 vessels based in Magallanes, and continued participating in Salvage Operations together with Smit Task. In 1995, he was moved to the Head Office in Chile as Operation Manager and received special training in England and Holland to perform as Salvage Master. In the following years, he was heavily involved in complicated salvages cases happening in the Chilean fiords and represented Ultratug in some operations together with Nippon, Smit, Wisjmuller, Titan and others. At present he leads the development of Special Operations & Salvage activities in the 8 countries where Ultratug Group has presence. He is a Chilean citizen and resides in Santiago, Chile.
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