- 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
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
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.