Captain Henk Hensen is a Master Mariner FG. After his career at sea he became a Port of Rotterdam pilot for 23 years, during which time he started the first combined simulator training courses for harbour pilots and tug captains, and participated in many port studies, including simulator research. Following his piloting career he continued to work as a marine consultant on the nautical aspects of port studies, harbour tug advice and simulator training and research, and as an expert witness. As an author, his publications include Ship Bridge Simulators (1999), Tug Use in Port (2003), Tug Stability (2016), co-authored with Dr Markus van der Laan, and numerous articles in nautical magazines. Captain Hensen is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute and of the International Tugmasters Association, and a member of the International Federation of Shipmasters. He was elected Tug Personality of the Year 2010 by the British Tugowners Association.