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- to enter the offshore industry,

- to apply the knowledge & experience gained at sea,

- to acquire additional skills as necessary


*Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg 06/2005 – present

*Reederei NORD Klaus E. Oldendorff – Limassol, Cyprus 09/1991 – 02/2005

Progressed through Second and Chief Officer’s ranks to Master (promoted in 06/1997). Sailed extensively on container vessels (since 09/1991) chartered by the majors in the industry. Holding German license endorsement and recently have sailed under German flag on a 2820 teu’s carrier. Regularly have received annual performance bonuses through the appraisal system of my present employer and last December my vessel has received the bimonthly company award for smooth reflagging and successful class certification and external ISM audit.

*OTI Canada Group (Newfoundland) 07/2002 – 02/2003

Marine Surveyor dealing with liquid cargo expediting, safety, pollution and loss control. Some work done on P&I claims – assisting Bateman Chapman (Canada, NL); and some for TRINAV Consultants – small vessels appraisals, condition valuations and damage surveys.

*NAVIBULGAR – Varna, Bulgaria 11/1984 – 09/1990

Sailed as Fourth, Third and Second Officer on general cargo and bulk carriers.


MSc Logistics Management 05/2000 – 06/2002

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME, U.S.A.

Master (unlimited, except tankers) 11/1996

Bulgarian Government

Navigator for Merchant Marine 08/1979 – 08/1984

Bulgarian Maritime Academy, Varna, Bulgaria


Master of a ship of 3,000 GT or more - issued by Bulgaria

Master of a ship of 3,000 GT or more - German endorsement

Master of a ship of 3,000 GT or more - Liberian endorsement

Medical First Aid

Advanced fire fighting

Personal Survival Techniques

PersonalSafety, SocialResponsibility

Proficiency in survival craft & RB

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Elementary First Aid

Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer

Bridge Team Management Course



Fluent in English, acceptable in Russian.

Constantly using MSO Word, Excel & Internet. Good computers’ knowledge and thorough command of various cargo and communication software.

Clean driving license: Bulgarian - category B, M.

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