Wy'East Marine

Naval Architecture * Marine Engineering
Marine Surveying * Marine Consulting

Herbert G. Stephens, Jr., P.E.
Owner, Wy'East Marine


* Experienced Naval Architect.
* Experienced Project Manager and Port (Superintendent) Engineer.
* MSE in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.
* Familiar with many vessel types.
* Licensed Professional Engineer (Oregon).
* Experienced Computer Programmer & CAD User.
* Familiar with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and MS Project
* Experienced Marine Surveyor.
* 30+ years experience in the marine industry.
* Experienced in working in Shipyards in Asia, Europe and the United States.
* Experienced in working Independently in the field and in the office


Naval Architect
Wrote newbuilding and overhaul specifications for large vessels. Responsible for design supervision on behalf of owner during design and construction on 16 diesel and 1 steam ships. Conducted inspections of newbuildings in yard as owner’s representative. Wrote technical reports for presentation at technical society meetings. Negotiated contract for construction of four large vessels. Designed piping and electrical systems. Attended delivery trials on newbuildings. Conducted inclining experiments and performed stability analysis on several smaller vessels (less than 200' in length). Consultant on marine transportation and port facilities. Wrote computer programs for hydrostatics, loading and stability. Vessel sizes ranged from 35' to 1100' in length, with construction of steel, aluminum, wood and fiberglass. Vessel types include passenger vessels, icebreakers, tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers, yachts, fishing boats, auto ferries, barges, and tugs. Provided structural design services to boat builders and ship owners. Drew lines, lofted frames, and handled USCG licensing of historic reproduction of a Great Lakes schooner. Designed new interiors for passenger sailing vessel and dinner cruise vessel. Prepared cost estimates on construction, maintenance and operation of vessels. Monitored costs and negotiated cost and design changes on newbuilding and modification projects.

Port Engineer
Engineer Responsible for 17 ships. Scheduled and attended repairs, maintenance, overhauls and surveys. Wrote specifications for drydockings and overhauls, selected yards and contractors, and negotiated final bill. Monitored performance of fleet of 26 ships developing schedules for maintenance and class surveys. Worked as a mechanic on main engine repairs and maintenance, and spent time at sea as a member of the engine department aboard a tanker. Conducted damage and insurance surveys. Prepared cost estimates and budgets, for both repair and operation.

Consulting Engineer
Designed harbor and port facilities, including sheet pile walls, piers (fixed and floating), electrical and mechanical systems. Docking facilities for large vessels and marina projects are typical. Riprap breakwaters and shore protection projects completed. Prepared cost estimates and monitored expenditures on construction projects.

Development Engineer
Evaluated mechanical and piping systems. Supervised installation and testing of rail tank car loading system remote indicators. Troubleshot and published report on buried undersea pipeline expansion problems. Developed concepts on handling and storage of cryogenic liquids. Developed computer programs for predicting surge pressures in loading and discharge lines. Wrote safety and operational continuity document for a large LNG plant.


2004 to Present Owner, Wy'East Marine, Gresham, OR. Providing project management, design, technical and consulting services in naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, marine consulting and general engineering services in port & harbor development and design.

2002 to 2004 Naval Architect/Superintendent, Lasco Shipping Co. Responsible for oversight of technical management subcontractor for a fleet of bulk carriers. Responsible for project management on design & construction of newbuilding bulkers.

1999 to 2002 Port Engineer, Lasco Shipping. Responsible for engineering and operation of a bulker fleet. Also responsible for design and construction on new vessels.

1983 to 1999 Owner, Northern Marine and Northern Engineering, Traverse City, MI. Providing design, technical and consulting services in naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, marine consulting and general engineering services in port & harbor development and design.

1980 to 1983 Senior Marine Engineer (Port engineer), Marine Branch, Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK. Responsible for technical management of tankers. Also responsible for design and construction on new vessels. Served as marine technical expert for the company and it's partners. Served as the company expert on arctic shipping, with 3 winter passages on Polar Class icebreakers.

1975 to 1980 Development Engineer (Marine), Corporate Engineering, Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK. Responsible for overseeing design and construction on new ships, developing new technologies in the storage, handling and transportation of hydrocarbons and liquefied gasses. Also developed technology for offshore oil & gas production.

1971 to 1975 Naval Architect, Ship Performance Department, Naval Ship R&D Center, Carderock, MD, worked as a research engineer in ship performance including high performance naval vessels, propulsors and lift systems. Planned, supervised and reported on full scale and model tests and theoretical studies.


1971 BSE, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
1973 MSE, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
1977 to 1981 Phillips Petroleum Co. in-house training programs
        - Effective Negotiating (Chester Karras)
        - Communications Methods and Skills for Supervision and Management (SAI)
        - Problem Analysis and Decision Making (K-T Genco)
1979 Diesel Engine School, IHI, Aioi, Japan (operation, maintenance & repair of
        medium speed diesels).
2000 MAN B&W training class on SMC slow speed diesel engines. Portland Oregon.
2002 Business Japanese for Professionals, Japanese Language Center, Portland, OR