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Chief Engineer

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew


Sail foreign on Large Ocean Towing Vessels


I have 44 years’ Experience working on Large Ocean going Tug boats, ATB's, Oil Barges, in the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East and in the North Pacific Ocean. Round trips Coast to Coast through the Panama canal.
Several trips from the east coast ports to San Juan Puerto Rico.

I present a neat and alert appearance.
I am able to use independent judgment and discretion to develop and execute innovative solutions to engineering problems in the management of large motor vessels.
I inspect vessels before and after each voyage.
I perform daily/weekly/monthly preventive maintenance as per schedule
I maintain a safe and clean engine room and mechanical spaces
I maintain daily logs and all logs required by USCG.
I properly process and pump sewage,
I process oily bilge water through a separator to waste oil tanks as needed.
I maintain proper fuel levels and supervise fueling of vessel and/or barge.
I make emergency repairs when needed.
I perform all other duties and responsibilities normally expected of a vessels Chief Engineer.

I have worked in several ship yard projects from new build Navy Ships to a position as an Owners representative/Chief Engineer on many projects and dry docking inspections on different vessels with a great savings to the vessels owners. Especially keeping vessels ABS compliant.
Complete Main Engine over hauls, Shafting, Reduction Gear Inspections.

Crowley Maritime, Jacksonville, Florida 2000- 2018
Chief Engineer on Invader class tugboats, All EMD 20cylinder turbo powered
Markey double drum winces, Towing 720 foot triple deck Ro-Ro barges
To Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.  Sailed as a Engineer on Crowley 750 Class Heavy fuel ATB Liberty and barge 750-3 and on a ATB pined into a 545 dry cargo barge.

Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Inc. Coos Bay, Oregon 1989-2000
Chief Engineer,
Assistant and Chief Engineer, on various large ocean tugboats 5,000 to
10,000 horsepower and EMD or Caterpillar powered. Maintained engine room and deck machinery, including Falk reduction gears, engine timing, replacing pumps, centrifuge maintenance, and towing wire replacement on Markey double drum towing winches on the West coast to Hawaiian Islands voyages with Lumber and Multi-Product Petroleum barges.

Crowley Maritime. Seattle, Washington 1983-1989
I worked as a Tankerman on various multi-product cargo barges in Alaska, Hawaii and the vast Pacific Coast. I was in charge of safely loading and discharging to various Terminals and Ships.

International Offshore. Seattle, Washington 1975-1983
Deckhand/Engineer, 165 Foot Tug, EMD powered, Fuel Oil barge tows thru out Alaska,

Peninsula College, Forks, Washington. 2000-2002
Office Computer skills in MS Windows, (Word, Excel 97, Access) Human Relations Skills, Industrial Safety, Business Writing and Communications Mathematics for the Trades.

Hatch and Kirk, Seattle Washington. June 1992
EMD Factory Training School.
Diesel and maintenance and repair classes both
technical and practical with hands on training covering installation,
Inspection and qualification of components. Advanced maintenance
procedures and repairs, engine timing, accessory gear train build-up,
Power assembly change out, parts identification and ordering.
Resulting in a solid back ground in Advanced Procedures and Advanced Troubleshooting and Repairs.

Seattle Maritime Community College, Marine Division. 1980-1982
Safety and survival at sea
Caterpillar/Cummins/GM diesel engine maintenance
Vessel Stability
Electrical Maintenance onboard vessels
Refrigeration Systems
Boilers and their Maintenance.

Washington State Fire Fighting Academy. 1986/1990/2002/2010.
Shipboard firefighting training, beginning and advanced classes,
For class A, B, C, D, fires.
Live fire training in the engine room simulator building and various petroleum pond situations.
With Dry Chemical, PPK, Foam, CO2, water, and live fire training in room fires with victim recovery or rescue in 5 stories training building.
Wearing full turn out gear and air bottles and masks.

Compass Marine Training, Edmonds Washington.
All required STCW Training
Life boatman
Medical Provider

Sea School Bayou La Battre Alabama. January 2012
Tankerman Pic/ Firefighting


Chief Engineer Limited Oceans Unlimited Horsepower

Chief Engineer Uninspected Fishing Vessels 5000 Horsepower,

Chief Engineer OSV 3000 ITC

QMED with following ratings,
Refrigerating Engineer, Pump man, Junior Engineer, Electrician, Machinist, Engineman, Oilier, Fireman/Water tender, Deck Engine Mechanic, Deck Engineer.

STCW 95/ Life boatman, and Advanced medical provider,
CPR First Aid Card, Train the trainer card,

All current TWIC requirements, Huet and Bosiet cards, Current 40 hour hazwoper and DOT card for vessels

Excellent references upon request
In good health
Can pass any and all drug/alcohol tests.

TWIC-USCG med card 

Nearest Airport Tampa International

Current US Passport. 8 years left until renewal

Largo, FL,
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