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Captain Alex Procopuk
Master Mariner, AFHEA, BSc

Associate Lecturer

Warsash Maritime School

Captain Alex Procopuk, Associate Lecturer


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

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

The students are allowed to visit Alex's ship when he is on duty, which he actively encourages - all students are welcome on board at any time. 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 a 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

Start your maritime career in one of the UK’s busiest ports, at training facilities that are among the best in the world – combining the hands-on training of a cadetship with a full academic degree.

FdSc Nautical Science

If you have a sense of adventure and looking for a career that’s more than the usual ‘9 to 5’, you could train as a navigating officer in the UK’s merchant navy and travel the world while you work.