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1600T Oceans Master with STCW OICNW


Completion of training and sea time for full DPO certification.


Michharry & Company Nigeria LTD; Liftboat / Offshore Supply Vessel

October 21, 2013 – July 2014

1/3 Peter King Road, Edjeba, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

Captain of 300 ft. Liftboat The Bellator 2,031 GRT. Conduct sea trials for The Bellator. Clear vessel into Gabon for upcoming contract with TOTAL Gabon. Clear OVID inspections. General liftboat and crane operations in support of offshore oil/gas production in Gabon, West Africa. Snubbing work.

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.; Liftboat / Offshore Supply Vessel

October 28, 2013 – December 15, 2013

P.O. Box 310, 583 Thompson Road, Houma, LA, 70361-0310

Phone: (985) 209-1168 Gary Suer – Project Manager

Captain of 300 ft. Liftboat The Bellator 2,031 GRT. Conduct sea trials for The Bellator.

Kevin Gros Marine; Offshore Supply Vessel – DP 1

September 11, 2013 – October 09, 2013

13080 W. Main St, LA., 70373 Phone: (985) 798-7607

Captain of 235 ft. DP-1 supply vessel Capt. Whitey Gros, 1,022 GRT, 1950HP. Operate supply vessel to platform rig for Apache.

Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc.; Liftboats / Offshore Supply Vessel

August 6, 2012 – June 01, 2013

133 W 113 St., Cut Off, LA., 70345 Phone: (985) 632-7927

Captain of 175 ft. class liftboats, 185 GRT. General liftboat and crane operations in support of offshore oil/gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hercules Liftboat Company, LLC; Liftboats / Offshore Supply Vessel

August 14, 2006 – July 6, 2012.

151 Southpark, Lafayette, LA., 70508. Phone: (337) 560-8000

Captain, Mate, and AB experience on 30 liftboats ranging from 98 GRT to 850GRT (105 class to 200 foot legs). General liftboat and crane operations in support of offshore oil/gas production contractors including Chevron, Exxon, Apache, and Stone. Stability calculations and chart corrections, course instructor. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.

Motor Vessel “Capt. Tim”; Offshore Supply Vessel

April 5, 2006 – May 25, 2006.

T&D Marine Corporation. 413 Valhi Blvd., Houma, LA., 70360

Owner: Capt. Tim Rochelle. (985) 223-2339.

Second Captain on a 120 foot, 99GRT crew boat, powered by four Detroit 1271’s. We delivered personnel and supplies to offshore oil installations, in the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Motor Vessel “Elsbeth”; Ocean Going Tug Boat.

February 14, 2006 – March 23, 2006.

Smith Maritime Ocean Towing and Salvage Services.

967 Bulkhead Rd., Green Cove Springs, FL., 32043

Owner: Capt. Latham Smith. (904) 284-0503.

Mate on a 58 foot, 85 GRT tug boat, with 1200 h.p. We delivered a tandem barge tow from Jacksonville, FL., to New Orleans, LA. Then we worked shifting barges in and around Morgan City to the Sabine River, Port Arthur, Texas.

Motor Vessel “RB”; Commercial Stone Crab / Lobster Fishing Boat

October 2001 – August 2005.

Stock Island Lobster Company. Maloney Ave., Key West, Florida, 33040

Owner / Operator: Capt. Rick Barber. (305) 304-4304.

Mate and Captain on a 36 foot, diesel powered commercial stone crab and lobster trap boat. We fished 2500 stone crab traps, and 750 lobster traps in waters near Key West, Florida. Daily passages through the Northwest Channel and into Key West Harbor.

Motor Vessel “Cloud X”; Party Line Cruise Company

November 2003 – April 2004.

301 Broadway, Suite 142, Riviera Beach, 33404; (561) 472-9860

Ordinary Seaman (OS) aboard a 122 foot, 750 GRT SWATH vessel. This ship is a 367 passenger, ferry operating between the Port of Palm Beach and Grand Bahama Island. The OS station bill duties include shipboard security; daily compartment inspections; zodiac rescue boat launch, operation, and recovery; man overboard training; shipboard firefighting; passenger safety; docking and line handling; and vessel maintenance.

Motor Vessel “Dauntless”; Motivation, Inc.

March 1999 - June 1999.

200 Greene St., Key West, Fl. 33040. (305) 296-6533.

Captain: Robbie Hanna.

Ordinary Seaman (OS) and salvage diver aboard a 65 foot, 55 GRT, steel hulled, twin diesel powered, converted tugboat and salvage vessel. Treasure diver for Mel Fisher. We recovered shipwreck material from the Senora de Atocha using SCUBA gear, sonar, underwater metal detectors, and propwash deflectors.

Eastport International,

June 1990 - December 1990.

Houston, TX., (713) 499-9260.

Supervisor: Wade Abadie.

Electronic / Hydraulic Technician for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) used primarily in offshore oil field development and survey. Also, we operated a prototype magnetometer device for verifying pipeline depth of burial in shallow waters of less than ten feet of depth. On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Offshore operation of ROV’s in mission critical situations.


Florida Atlantic University. 1991-1993. Ocean Engineering.

* Awarded Charles R. Stephan academic scholarship fall 1991.

* Awarded James A. Merkert academic scholarship 1992 - 1993.

* Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, lifetime member since 1993.

John Brown University. 1988 - 1990. Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

* Awarded Fred G. Olney academic scholarship by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.


1600 GRT USCG Master License; any waters,

STCW-95 Master OICNW 3,000 GT (ITC), any waters,

STCW-95 Basic Safety Training, RFPNW, Proficiency in Survival Craft, STCW-95 Medical First Aid Provider, Advanced Firefighting, GMDSS, ARPA.

STCW-95 Vessel Security Officer

FCC – RADAR Observer Unlimited

First Aid Provider; Red Cross Adult CPR/AED and Oxygen

DP Basic Induction Course - L3 Communications

Safe Gulf Training; Water Survival - HEUT; Class “A” Hydraulic Crane Operator 200T, TWIC Card


Over ten years USCG qualifying sea days involving work with electronic and hydraulic maintenance on ROV’s; towed sensor arrays; lost object recovery; recreational and commercial dive operations; commercial fishing; towing vessels; offshore supply vessels; liftboats, and professional salvage / treasure diving.

Experienced on deck with respect to docking / mooring operations; various hydraulic winch, capstan, and davit systems; hydraulic cranes to 200T; A-frame booms; rescue boat launch and recovery; fueling operations; basic diesel engine maintenance; man overboard training; advanced fire-fighting; line handling skills; and general boat and dry-dock maintenance operations. International offshore oilfield experience in West Africa.


Twenty five years of daily PC use with extensive use of word processing, spreadsheet, communications, database, website design, and shipboard management software.

I am experienced with marine electronics, GPS plotters, GMDSS, marine radio protocol, radar observations, Automated Information System (AIS), manual chart plotting and navigational skills, and DP console controls. Familiar with USCG regulated vessel record keeping requirements, and SEMS qualified. Strong understanding of ISM, MARPOL, SOLAS, Col Regs, and risk assessment of same.

Ledbetter, TX,
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