It with deep regret that we announce the demise of Frederico José Spranger, CEO of Lisnave Estaleiros Navais on 4th December having lost his battle with multiple health problems. His funeral services took place on Tuesday 6th December in Lisbon.

Frederico Spranger joined Lisnave in 1969 has been part of the management team since 1979 successively as Newbuilding Manager, Deputy Production Manager, Commercial Manager, Director and COO of an affiliated yard Solisnor, Executive Director of Lisnave and latterly CEO of Lisnave Estaleiros Navais, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Lisnave International and Chairman of Dakarnave Shipyard .
During his professional career in shipping Frederico Spranger was Director and COO of Portuguese tanker company Soponata and Director and COO of Spanish tanker company Empresa Naviera El Cano.

He was a very active member of the shipping community enrolling as an active member of several national and international forums, namely as member and former President of the SRMC group of SeaEurope, member and former President of SeaEurope’s Technical Advisory Committee, member of ABS, member of SNAME and at a national level member of National Engineering Association, President of AIN (Portuguese Maritime Industries Association, member of the General Counsel of CIP, Vice-President of Forum Oceano, President of CPS (Setubal Harbour Community), member of the General Counsel on Setubal’s Polytechnic Institute and member of the Advisory Committee for AESE Business School’s GAEM (Advanced Management for the Economy of the Sea Executive Programme).

Frederico Spranger was a leader of the maritime community and a confident out-going person and those who had the good fortune to work with and know him would have appreciated his leadership and vision for the ship repair and marine industry.
We hurt most deeply for his family namely his children Frederico, Claudia and Tiago.