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Captain Alex Procopuk, Associate Lecturer

Captain Alex Procopuk
AFHEA

Associate Lecturer

Biography

Originally from Buenos Aires, Captain Alex Procopuk moved to the United Kingdom permanently in 2004 and proudly became a British citizen in 2016. 

As a full-time master mariner and an associate lecturer, Alex is always keen to share his experience at sea with students, and to discuss with them the different scenarios once he is back from his ship at Solent University.

The students are allowed to visit Alex's ship when he is on duty, which he actively encourages. All students will be very welcome on board ship as soon as the Covid-related restrictions are lifted. Students have mentioned that the ship visits were very important for them and their development in seeing a working ship first-hand.

Alex was involved as Master in a rescue at sea, as well as a catastrophic fire in the engine room. He was able to discuss these incidents with the students and cadets to provide an excellent learning curve for them. His specialist teaching area is Ship Handling.

Alex wants to provide his students with a unique experience. It's his intention to share all his knowledge and experience with his students because their achievements are what matters most for him. As a British citizen, he wants to train a new generation of officers who are going to inherit the glorious traditions of our British Merchant Navy.

Alex is proud of his job as associate lecturer and serving as an active master mariner. He highlights to the students his commitment to maintaining the high values of Solent University.

Further information

  • Wightlink Ltd (Lymington/Yarmouth) - 2010 to present - Master.
  • SS Shieldhall Charitable Trust, Southampton (voluntary part-time job) - 2005 to present - Master.
  • Carnival UK/P&O Cruises2008 to 2010 - First Officer–Navigator/Senior 2nd Officer.
  • Red Funnel Group Ltd - 2005 to 2008 - Master / Chief Officer.
  • Luxury yachts, Geomar S.L. Barcelona, Spain - 2000 to 2003 - Master.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Nautical Science

Combine an honours degree with sponsored deck officer cadetship on this innovative maritime course, blending academic excellence with hands-on training at sea.

FdSc Nautical Science

If you have a sense of adventure and you’re looking for a career that’s more than the usual ‘9 to 5’, training to become a navigating officer in the UK’s merchant navy will...