Marine Operations/Safety & Security
Education, Experience & Location
Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario
OBJECTIVE: Management role in an operational setting, utilizing my strengths in offshore/onshore operations, administration, training, customer service, environmental incidents, safety/security management, emergency preparedness, project management, organizational and resource planning, while coordinating multiple activities where my education, training and business acumen in demanding environments can be applied.
Horizon North Logistics Inc. May 2006 to Present
Formally Beaufort Oilfield Support Services (Seasonal Contract)
Inuvik, NT Marine Operations Manager
Responsible For: Safe & efficient operations of all vessels and associated marine equipment, on hire/off-hire charters both short and long term to major oil companies, crewing of licensed and unlicensed personnel to meet the STCW code requirements as well as the design and construction of (6) double hull petroleum/deck barges to comply with ABS and Transport Canada regulations and guidelines for service in the Canadian Western Arctic.
Statia Terminals June 2005 to March 2006
San Antonio, TX (Dry-Docking Contract)
Marine Supt./Safety Officer
Responsible For: Dry-docking of (5) ocean going tank barges which were undergoing their respective 5 year interval special periodical surveys in cooperation with the ABS classification society along with all necessary repairs and outfitting. Ensure expenditure costs remain within operating budget of 8.5 million dollars.
Beaufort Oilfield Support Services May 2005 to June 2005
Inuvik , NT (Seasonal Contract)
Marine Operations Manager
Responsible For: Daily operations of articulated Tug-barge (ATB) units. Develop, recommend and execute marine transportation strategies for special projects. Develop and implement a cost effective preventative maintenance program for all company owned vessels, fuel barges and associated equipment. Ensure vessels meet or exceed all Transport Canada/ABS requirements for inspections, while providing leadership to all aspects of the marine transportation, logistics, operations and maintenance of all associated equipment to ensure that work is carried out in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner to meet our customer’s needs.
Government of the NWT May 2004 to Nov. 2004
Marine Services Division (Seasonal Contract)
Yellowknife, NT Senior Master/Safety Advisor
Responsible For: Senior Master of a 150 ft. double ended ferry and responsible for the seaworthiness and safety of the vessel, its equipment, cargo, personnel, which includes all passengers and vehicles which also included the training of junior staff/crew.
Transport Canada May 2003 to May 2004
Edmonton, AB Marine Safety/Security Inspector
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Ship safety/security inspections, commercial vessel inspections, pollution prevention officer, review towing plans for offshore drilling units and recommend appropriate regulatory action as may be required, and to ensure International Ship & Port Security Code (ISPS) for the transportation industry meets all the requirements of the Canada Shipping Act.
Government Of Nunavut Aug. 2002 to May 2003
Workers’ Compensation Board Safety Officer/Trainer
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Conducting work site inspections, safety audits, investigating accidents involving fatalities and/or major loss, facilitating WHMIS and other safety related courses while providing information and assistance to employers, contractors and workers pursuant to the Health & Safety Act and regulations to ensure compliance with the Territorial Health and Safety Acts and regulations.
Bob’s Welding (Marine Division) Ltd. May to Aug. 2002
Inuvik, NT Senior Master/Safety Advisor
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Daily operations of articulated Tug-barge (ATB) units. Develop, recommend and execute marine transportation strategies for special projects. Develop and implement a cost effective preventative maintenance program for all company owned vessels, fuel barges and equipment. Ensure vessels meet or exceed all Transport Canada/ABS requirements for inspection/survey, while providing leadership to all aspects of the marine transportation, logistics, operations and maintenance of all associated equipment to ensure that work is carried out in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner to meet our customer’s needs.
Government of Nunavut Nov. 2001 to April 2002
Public Works & Services Regional Operations Manager
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Safety & Security
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Manages the Operations Section of Petroleum Products Division and delivers the Petroleum Products program throughout Nunavut. Manages the division’s annual Order of Magnitude volumes and develops, implements, and monitors all systems associated with the purchase, shipping, discharge, safety and security, storage control, and distribution of over 170 million liters of fuel products throughout the 27 communities within Nunavut. Monitors the Operations Maintenance budgets and coordinates the regional operations budgets. Maintains Fuel Delivery Agreements in terms of performance, and compliance. Represents the Government of Nunavut on the Regional Canadian Marine Advisory Council Northern (RCMAC). Provide advice and recommend policy to senior management and government officials. Provide expert guidance to contractors and regional staff on operational issues, interpretation, monitoring and enforcement of occupational health and safety requirements pertaining to the operation of oil handling facilities and support equipment in the transportation of petroleum products throughout the Canadian Eastern Arctic. Manage annual operating budget of 40 million dollars.
Bob’s Welding (Marine Division) Ltd. May to Oct. 2001
Inuvik, NT Senior Master/Safety Advisor
RESPONSIBLFOR: Daily operations of articulated Tug-barge (ATB) units. Develop, recommend and execute marine transportation strategies for special projects.
Develop and implement a cost effective preventative maintenance program for all company owned vessels, fuel barges and equipment. Ensure vessels meet or exceed all Transport Canada/ABS requirements for inspection/survey, while providing leadership to all aspects of the marine transportation industry, which includes marine emergency duties training for all crewmembers.
Laurentian Energy Corporation April 2000 to April 2001
Sydney, Nova Scotia Marine Consultant
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Consulting with reference to the Marine Transportation Act and the International Ship and Port Facilities Security (ISPS) Code and implementing policy, goals and working directly with the local communities, Federal and Provincial Governments and the general public. Investigate internal and external losses and liaise with terminal operators and Port users with regard to traffic related issues and security emergency services.
Statia Terminals N.V. Jan. 1999 to March, 2000
St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles Marine Manager/Safety Officer
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Provide maintenance and marine terminal safety and security support to the 11, 500,000 barrel transshipment facility, offshore vessels, support equipment, providing storage, blending, and processing which includes the delivery of bunker fuels to vessels, emergency preparedness, spill response services afloat and land based, planning, training, and exercising. Develop and implement the ISM/ISO-9002 Quality and Safety Management System. Responsible for complying with regulatory and classification society rules, regulations, codes, guidelines and company policy. Responsible for vessel operations manual, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), Crew competency assessments and contingency plans.Oversee all deck department personnel safety training and equipment maintenance and repair. On call 24/7. Manage annual operating budget of eight million dollars.
Point Tupper Marine Services Ltd. 1994-1999
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia Manager Emergency
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Assess and distribute capital and operational budgets, purchasing appropriate vessels and equipment with spill response capability. Directly involved with the certification process by the Canadian Coast Guard as a private sector-funded marine spill/land based response organization up to 10,000 ton capability. Provide maintenance and marine safety support to the 7, 500,000 barrel transshipment facility. Responsible for the crewing of an offshore supply spill response diving support vessel in the Eastern Caribbean for Statia Terminals Inc. Oversee all deck department personnel safety training, fire prevention, equipment maintenance and emergency preparedness. On call 24/7. Manage annual operating budget of half a millon dollars.
Nova Scotia Nautical Institute 1993-1994
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia Main Course Instructor, Marine Safety Division
Courses A -1 Basic Safety Training T.P. 4957E
A -2 Small Vessel Safety T. P. 4957E
B -1 Survival Craft Course T. P. 4957E
B -2 Marine Fire Fighting T. P. 4957E
C & D Tanker Safety, pollution control T. P. 8129
Transport Canada Marine Occupational T. P. 9757
Safety & Health Regulations (MOSH)
Personal Safety On Ships T.P. 5021
RESPONSIBLE FOR: The development, enhancement and delivery of marine safety training programs as it pertains to the Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watch keeping Code (STCW) code.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Safety Essentials For Supervisors And Managers 2006
Working towards a Certificate in Health, Safety 2006
& Environmental Processes, (CHSEP)
University of New Brunswick (Online)
Hydrogen Sulphide Safety Training –H2S Alive 2006
Continued Proficiency Certificate (CPC) renewal 2006
Marine Advanced First Aid-CPR 2006
International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code 2005
Supervisor Oil Transfer Operations (SOTO) North of 60 2005
Small passenger vessel inspector’s course 2004
Pollution Prevention Officer training program 2004
OSH committee representative Transport Canada 2004
Joint Occupational Safety & Health training (JOSH) 2004
Transport Canada Investigations, Phase 1 & 2 2003
Investigation & Enforcement Skills Certificate Program 2003
Justice Institute of BC
Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program 2003
Security & Emergency Preparedness -Transport Canada
Leadership & Communications Skills for the HSE Professional 2003
Occupational Health & Safety Investigations (Police) 2003
Practical Loss Control Leadership (PLCL) 2002
Internal Auditor Training for ISM Code and ISO 9002 1998
Former President, Maritimes Regional Advisory Council 1998
On Oil Spill Emergency Response Preparedness (MRAC)
Incident Management Response Simulation 1996
National Exercise Program (NEP) training course
Texas Engineering Extension Service 1995
Texas A & M University System
Individual & Spill Management Team Course
N.S. Dept. of Vocational & Technical Training 1993
Safe Rigging Practices & Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Adult Education and presentation skills 1992
Methods and Evaluations
Nova Scotia Teachers College
Truro, Nova Scotia
Masters Intermediate Voyage Certificate 1990
Oil Tanker endorsement STCW 95 N.S. Nautical College
Isle Madame District High 1969
Arichat, Nova Scotia Grade 12 Academic
See education section above
Strong analytical, leadership skills as well as excellent oral and written communications skills coupled with time management abilities. Energetic, self-motivated team player, strong work ethic, positive attitude, adaptable, proactive, and possess the ability to work effectively while mentoring with junior staff in a team cross-cultural environment and or independently.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders including regulatory authorities, Federal, Provincial and Territorial government agencies and the oil and gas industry.
Lead investigator for accidents involving fatalities and/or major loss and facilitating other safety and security related programs.
Transport Canada Joint Occupational Health and Safety committee member
Develop, coordinate and conduct effective safety, health and environmental training programs.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and technical advice to senior executive management and government officials.
Understanding and working knowledge of relevant Federal, Provincial and Territorial Acts, regulations, and guidelines.
Understanding & working knowledge in the interpretation, application & administration of the Canada Labour Code & provincial occupational health & safety legislation, standards & practices.
Senior Master/Safety/Security Advisor for Esso Resources Canada Limited in the Canadian Western Arctic. from 1974 –1988 on the offshore Island Construction drilling/dredging project and logistics-oriented operations.
Development and implementation of marine transshipment facility operations/safety, inspection, testing and maintenance manual. (OITM)
Understanding and working knowledge with OCIMF and ISGOTT publications.
Emergency Preparedness response planning, development, implementation, training, and exercises in a wide variety of emergency management areas.
Understanding and working knowledge with the preparation and execution of the various types of search warrants for court cases.
Extensive experience and working knowledge with incidents utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS) in the following areas: H2s, tanker truck rollover, confined space rescue/training, search and rescue, hazmat incidents, oil spills both land based and afloat, fires, evacuations and natural disasters.
Internal Auditor for ISM Code and ISO –9002
Understanding and working knowledge with Marine Planning Maintenance Systems (ISM)
Guidelines for reporting incidents involving dangerous goods, harmful substances and/or marine pollutants, 1995, (TP 9834)
Experience and working knowledge with Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
(CAPP) and Canadian Petroleum Products Institute organizations (CPPI).
Single Point Mooring (SPM) SOFEC Inc.- change out and preventative maintenance. Capable of loading and unloading petroleum products from tankers ranging in size from
80,000 dwt. to 520,000 dwt.
Computer literate-Microsoft Office XP Suite Programs, Outlook express, PowerPoint Presentations, Excel Spreadsheets, Simply Safety Programs, Class 5 license with air brakes. Strong Work Ethic, Good communication skills, & time management abilities, can speak and understand French.
• Copies of any/all transcripts, diplomas, certificates, & testimonials are available upon request.
• Valid Canadian passport for international assignments
• Clear RCMP enhanced security clearance, criminal check along with a clear driver’s abstract.
• All Transport Canada Certificates are current
• References available upon request