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Ballast Control Operator

Vessel Operations


I have 15 years experience offshore with 12 years as a BCO on all types of MODU’s, with the past 5 years working internationally. I feel my training, experience and comprehensive education as a ballast control operator have provided me with a full understanding in my area of expertise. 


Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. Houston, TX                                                  October 2004 – September 2016

Ballast Control Operator  Ocean Endeavor (Black Sea) (GOM)/ Ocean Nomad (North Sea) / Ocean Confidence (GOM) Ocean Quest (GOM)/ Ocean Victory (GOM)                                          

As BCO I perform daily deck inventory and stability calculations while maintaining rig at operational draft and in stable condition while ongoing rig operations continue.

Responsibilities/Experience includes:

Operating anchor winches Filling in as Barge Engineer as needed Management of vessel movement to/from rig

Maintain daily log book entries Daily usage reports

Carry out preventative maintenance and repairs on marine, ballast and bulk systems

Monitoring and controlling supply vessel activity for offload/ backload of cargo and bulk supplies

Monitor and control permit to work system monitor alarm panels for fire, gas and other emergency systems Manage weekly fire and abandon drill command center

Oversee bulk product transfers and general repair and maintenance of related equipment

Proficient in computer programming such as Microsoft Office and Outlook

Accurately record weather and maintain onboard oil record book

Diamond Offshore Inc., Houston, TX

Marine Roustabout on Ocean Confidence (GOM)                                                            March 2001– October 2004

Perform any and all necessary functions on board the rig as directed and assist the Crane Operator with loading and offloading the rig.


Geneva High School- High School Diploma/GED                                                             1984


  • Barge Supervisor / License #000218194 / Expires 18-October-2018
  •  Barge Supervisor Marshall Islands / License #292235 / Expires 18-October-2018
  •  Lifeboatman / License #000218194 / Expires 18-October-2018
  •  Lifeboatman/Coxswain Marshall Islands / License #MH1011433 / Expires 18-January-2019
  •  GMDSS / License #DO00004296 / No Expiration
  • GMDSS Marshall Islands / License #285968 / Expires 28-August-2018
  • TWIC CARD / Expires 9-February-2017 (In Renewal)


Shore Based Training: Coxswain, Stability refresher-Course date 14-Feb-13, OGUK Medical-Exam taken Aug-16, Stability & Ballast control comprehensive (Course date Oct 2004), Barge Supervisor Course (Course date Jun 2009), Advanced Firefighting / Fire Team Leader (Course date Feb 2014), GMDSS Radio operator course (Course date Aug 2004), Offshore survival and Helicopter underwater egress HUET (Course date 29-Jul-16), Survival craft proficiencies (Course date Mar. 2011), FOET (Course date 11-Apr-14), Emergency first aid STCW (Course date Jan. 2007)

Rig Based Training: LOLER Competent Person (Course date 1-Sept-14), Manual handling (CBT & Practical), Confined space entry (Course date 5-Sept-14), Gas Tester (Course date 3-Sept-14), PUWER Awareness (Course date 10-Sept-14), Barge Supervisor trainee competency, Ballast control operator 1 & 2 competency, API rigger training, Gas detection, Risk assessment.

Reference letter and full CV attached ▪ Other References available upon request

Black, Alabama,
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