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We are driven by the belief that the maritime industry is not only about ships; it is also about the people who operate and manage them, both on board and ashore.


Who is Rise?

Rise Company Ltd is a marine consultancy, surveying, HR and training organisation which provides an efficient, cost-effective and high standard of service.

With over 33 years of local and international experience, we pride ourselves in providing a service that is based on principles of confidentiality, discretion and professionalism.



Multi­skilled specialists with over 33 years of experience

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Confidentiality & Discretion

Clients’ identity and information treated in confidence

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Service provided promptly without compromising quality

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Professional services provided at competitive rates

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Mission Statement

We are committed to exceeding our clients’ needs and expectations. We are driven by the belief that the maritime industry is not only about ships; it is also about the people who operate and manage them, both on board and ashore. We strive to optimise our clients’ business potential by helping them achieve the epitome of marine services both technically and through their human resources.

About us

Through our in-­house technical, practical and operational expertise and backed by a broad network of multi-­skilled specialists, we are in a position to provide wide-ranging, bespoke services of the highest standards.





Multi­skilled specialists with over 40 years of experience



Crews, ships, shore facilities; safety, security and the environment

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Human Resources
& Training

Recruitment, staff development, coaching and be­spoke course development and training

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Legal Support
& Claims Handling

Litigation, arbitration and mediation; collision, grounding, salvage, towage, wreck removal, cargo, pollution, injury/death, stowaways and piracy

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Pollution risk management, risk assessments and plans, recovery and clean-­up operations support

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Safety, Security
& Quality

ISM, ISPS, MLC projects; risk assessment, mitigation and management


The Team


Joe Gabriele Master Mariner, LL.M 
Managing Director

Joe is the founder of Rise Company Ltd.

He comes from a seafaring family of ship masters spanning three generations.

Joe obtained his Class One Master Mariner’s certificate of competency in Glasgow in 1997 and was conferred his LL.M in Maritime Law by London Metropolitan University in 2012.


Nadine Gabriele MSc

Nadine is an HR professional, with an MSc from the University of East London in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Nadine possesses strong interpersonal, communication and managerial skills which, combined with her sound background in organisational psychology and over 27 years of experience in training and management of human resources, has enabled her to help local and international organisations, in the maritime and other industries, capitalise on their staff potential and growth.


His experience in the maritime industry now spans more than 40 years. Starting in 1983, he served at sea on international-trading general cargo, bulk, container, ro-ro and ro-pax high speed craft for over 22 years, the last years as master. Amongst others, he served with South African Marine Corporation, Gearbulk, National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia and Virtu Ferries.

Ashore, Joe held the posts of Port and Flag State Inspector and later, Marine Superintendent, Fleet Manager and Director of a fleet of ships which included tankers, offshore supply vessels and ro-pax high speed craft.

In his career ashore, Joe was involved in conversions of ships into oil recovery vessels for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), new buildings, dry-dockings, chartering, personnel recruitment & training and insurance claims handling. He also served as Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Company Security Officer (CSO).

In recent years, in addition to marine surveying and consultancy work, he also lectured on approved STCW subjects which included ship stability and construction, orals, crises management & human behavior and business & law at OOW, Chief Mates and Masters levels.

Joe is a trainer for Det Norske Veritas (DNV), running courses on Accident Investigation in Shipping, Analysis & Root Cause, Marine Risk Assessment, Navigational Audits and Crowd & Crises Management. Joe is frequently appointed as an assessor or investigating officer by the Law Courts and the Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Malta and has been involved in several recent high profile marine accident investigations. He is a member of the Malta Maritime Law Association.

Joe is appointed Government Surveyor for Malta and for St. Vincent & Grenadines.

Nadine designs and implements bespoke management and staff development mentoring programmes, where she coaches individuals and groups to effectively improve their job satisfaction and performance. This helps organisations maximise staff retention and productivity. She also manages recruitment, organisational restructuring as well as developing and implementing HR policies.

Nadine is also an experienced trainer in customer service, sales techniques, team building, stress management and leadership. Her broad knowledge in these fields has aided organisations to produce winning individuals and teams that have contributed directly to company growth and success.

Early in her career Nadine was commissioned to work on a project to develop policies and procedures to bring about economic and efficient use of financial, information technology and human resources management for the Maltese civil service. She was also involved in the launch of a telecommunications company in Malta in 1992 where she received extensive and intensive customer care and sales training in America. Nadine was then instrumental in setting up, developing and heading one of the first call centres in Malta. She also actively participated in an EU-funded project to prepare and retrain mothers returning to work to specifically gain customer service and sales skills.

Nadine has a proven track record of exceeding performance expectations, remaining client-focused and adapting to shifting environments whilst continuously striving for, and achieving, excellence. She believes that peak-performing employees will ultimately generate savings and profits for the companies they serve.

Her work ethos is that she doesn’t get a second chance to make a first impression. For Nadine, Human Resources Management is not just a profession; it is a passion.

Our Clients


Ship & Yacht Owners
Managers & Operators
Crew Managers


Marine Training Providers
STS Service Providers
Risk Managers

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Hull & Machinery Insurers
Third Party Liability Insurers
Cargo Insurers

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Ship Owners or Managers
Flag Administrations
Claims Adjusters

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Law Firms
Court of Law
Marine Consultancy Firms

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Ship Repair Facilities
Port Terminal Operators
Pollution Recovery Organisatons




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +356 9943 5982 or fill out the following form

Contact Us

Head Office

41 Triq W. Lassel,
Il-Mellieħa, Malta

Tel: +356 9943 5982
+356 9947 3166

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