Skip to main content
Solent Unviersity Southampton logo
Solent Unviersity Southampton logo

Captain Mehrdad Behforouzi


Warsash Maritime School

Mehrdad Behforouzi, Lecturer


Captain Mehrdad Behforouzi is a professional Master Mariner with 15 years of command on board different ocean-going vessels.

He is an expert in simulator operation and creating scenarios, maritime law, collision regulations, chart work, navigational aids, and conducting proficiency courses for pilots.

Further information

Mehrdad's previous industry experiences includes: CEO of the business unit (ship); management of navigation; cargo operations (led a team of multi-national officers and crew members in conducting vessel operations safely, efficiently, and effectively); safety and security of the crew, ship, and protection of environment; ship handling; maintenance of the vessel; accounting; public relations; administration and HR; and insurance.

Taught courses

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.

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.