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Objective


Continued personal growth and professional advancement, aimed to the achievement the highest quality and standards


Experience


Norwegian Cruise Line, Miami, Florida

Director Technical Operations/Superintendent. 05/08 – present

Responsible for maintenance and operation of all technical equipment onboard, including budget responsibility, forecast and planning, dry-docking and major repairs projects of the assigned vessels. I provide assistance on the whole fleet management. Overseeing a budget in excess of ten million dollars as well as Capital Expenditure Projects budget of several million dollars. Reporting in straight line to SVP, Marine Operations and Refurbishment. Broader range of responsibilities than in my previous company involving Fleet projects. Successfully planned, managed and executed fleet technical projects as well as successfully implemented fleet maintenance procedure within both ISO9001 and ISO14000.



Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, Florida

Deck & Engine Superintendent / Ship Manager, Marine Operations., 01/06 – 07/08

Responsible for Carnival Conquest and Carnival Victory , respectively 110,000 GRT and 88,000 GRT .Maintains frequent communications with Fleet Management organization, to assist in the selection and installation of machinery, equipment and safety appliances to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, safety and environmental policies from class and governing agencies.

Support onboard repair and maintenance and oversee dry-dock planning and technical budgets of the Deck, Engine and Hotel Departments, in coordination with Marine and Electrical Superintendents to ensure approval from the Flag state, class, or other government bodies for any changes to the construction or equipment onboard.

Responsible for planning and maintaining the assigned ships’ budget. Oversee Capital Expenditure requests related to fields of competency. Ensure proper follow up to Audits and Inspections, ensure the highest standard in compliance with SOLAS, MARPOL and Classification Society (Lloyd’s Register of London) rules & regulations.

Plans the dry-docking operation.

Oversee the training of deck &engine officers, establishes performance records and evaluate career advancements. I am also responsible for overseeing and coordinating Hotel modification and upgrades, refurbishments and revitalization projects.

In charge of Safety maintenance and compliance to regulatory bodies, ensures that structural modification are reflected in the ship’s Fire Control Plans, General Arrangement and Lifesaving plans. Oversee the Environmental Operations for the assigned ships.

October 2007 – Dry-dock. Oversaw an assigned budget of eight million dollars.



Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, Florida

Safety Superintendent, Technical Operations. 10/04 – 01/06

In charge of supervising safety aboard the four assigned fleet ships, planned maintenance of lifesaving appliances, firefighting systems.. Verify compliance with SOLAS requirement and Classification Society (Lloyd’s). Conduct technical safety inspections, prepare dry-docks and budget planning for Regular Operations and Dry dockings of the assigned ships.

Responsible for the management of safety assigned budget and expenditures.

Dry-dock 2005 Celebration and Carnival Destiny, 2006 Carnival Elation and Ecstasy



Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, Florida

Technical Operations, Maintenance & Repair Dept., 10/02-10/04

Coordinate service and maintenance orders. Liaison between superintendents, contractors, and Ship Management. Evaluate and control technical expenses. Prepare cost reports. Assess technical and economic repair and maintenance service; implement improvements.

Responsible overall of the control and expenses monitoring over a several hundreds millions of dollars budget.



Costa Cruise Line (Carnival group), Genoa, Italy



1st Senior Engineering Officer, D/E Costa Victoria, 1/01-1/02

In charge of maintenance and power monitoring of diesel generators (MAN B&W 7L-6L) and auxiliary equipment, electrical propulsion motors, Emergency diesel generator maintenance and efficiency, exhaust boilers, and bunkering operations, engine room maintenance . Led crew of 25 between motormen, fitters and repairmen

Dry Dock, 2003: In charge with Rolls Royce technician of modifying hydraulic lines and piping stern thruster following a construction warranty claim.

1st Engineering Officer, M/V Costa Classica, 5/00-12/00

In charge of maintenance and monitoring of main propulsion engines (Sulzer 8ZL40S) and auxiliary equipment including cooling pumps, fuel boosters, pump, oil pumps, power monitoring, and Planned Maintenance System. Emergency diesel generator: maintenance and efficiency. Led a team of 4 motormen. Oversaw work of shipyard personnel who were preparing necessary drawings and projects, and performing tests on propulsion and

Power generation’s automation system prior to the lengthening.



Costa Cruise Line (Carnival group), Genoa, Italy



Project Officer, Shipboard Engineer, M/V Costa Classica, Liverpool, England, 3/00-5/00

Reviewed drawings and followed the building of new section to lengthen the ship. Supervising compliance with specifications of ship owner, and Italian Classification Register.

2nd Engineering Officer, M/V Costa Romantica, 11/99-3/00

In charge of fuel and lubricating oil treatment systems, fuel and oil centrifugal purifiers. Planned maintenance, waste treatment. Installed, tested, and maintained incinerator system, food waste pulper plant, and vacuum black and grey waters system. Operated and maintained chlorination system. Dry Dock: Responsible for overhauling shaft seals, propellers, thrusters, and stabilizers. Oversaw contractors and reported to Chief Engineer.

Technical Operations Department Prestige Cruises

Purchashing Agent (bare boat Costa Cruise), Monte Carlo, Monaco, 7/98-10/99

3rd Engineering Officer, M/V Costa Romantica, Classica, Allegra, and Riviera, 11/94-1/98

In charge of operating, maintaining, and monitoring several auxiliary machines such as compressed air systems, stabilizer fins, oil and fuel treatment, and boilers.

Cadet Engineering Officer, M/V Enrico Costa and S/S Eugenio Costa, 12/91-8/93

In charge of Engine Room spare parts and consumables inventory. Practice and training under supervision of 1st Senior Engineer.


Education


Middlesex University London - MBA in Shipping and Logistics (Sponsored by the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy) – Expected completion 2015 (Master of Business Administration)



Det Norske Veritas (DNV) – Hull coating (2011)

FIU for NCL – Leadership Academy (2011)

AMOS PMS and Purchasing software (2008)

FIU – Florida International University – Advanced Project Management 2008

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) – Ship Managers training: technical and financial planning in Ship Management in the 21st century (2007)

Lloyd’s Register N.A. – Seminar on Power Management, Miami 03/2006



NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board, Washington DC:

Cognitive Interviewing in Accidents 11/05

NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board, Washington DC:

Human Fatigue Factors 11/05

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Accident Investigation 09/05

Autronica AutroSafe Fire detection system – Trondheim, Norway 05/05

CVE (Compliance Verification Examination) – USCG Headquarter, Miami FL 03/05

ISO 9000 – 2000 Introduction to the QAS (Lloyd’s Register QA) 02/05

Incident Investigation (DNV) 01/05

SMS Auditor Training Course – Lloyd’s Register North America 10/04

Environmental Training Course, Carnival Cruise Line, 3/04

Business Management, Milan Institute for Business, Costa Cruises, 11/01

INFO-PMS (Planned Maintenance System database), 1/01

Crowd Management and Crisis Management, Star Center, Miami, Florida, 3/00

ISO 9001, Italian Naval Classification Register (R.I.Na.), 4/99

Quality on Board (ISO9001), Singapore Quality Center, 2/99

Infoship (Marine purchasing database), Informatica Bottazzi, Italy, 11/98

Naval Engineering, La Maddalena Navy Base, Sardinia, Italy, 1987 training course for engineers



University of Genova –Italy 1987-1990 Law Faculty 5 courses completed: Private Law, Public Law, Law’s Philosophy, Compared Private Law, Constitutional International Public Law (with emphasis on USA and French Constitutional Systems)



Marine Engineering Officer Cadetship (5-year High School degree)

S. Giorgio Naval College, Genoa, Italy, 7/87


Certification


International Maritime Organization (I.M.O.) Operator’s License upgraded to STCW 95, 10/01

(Standard Training Certification on Watchkeeping)

Chief Engineer (no power limitation), STCW 78, Dept. of Maritime Transportation, Genoa, Italy, 2/98 Endorsed by Italian Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization and Italy D.O.T and Maritime Affairs

Advanced Fire Fighting and Advanced Survival at Sea, APT Center Pavia, Milan, Italy, 10/93

2nd Engineer (STCW 78), Genoa, Italy, 9/93 Endorsed by Italian Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization and Italy D.O.T and Maritime Affairs


Skils


Twenty-four years’ experience in the maritime industry dedicated entirely to the Cruise Ships field. Day-to-day management in large scale shipping companies, overseeing both technical and financial aspects of assigned fleets. Dry-dock planning and execution in both technical and hotel refurbishment fields. Project Management. Successful track record of preparation, execution and closure of fleet projects. Keen sense of responsibility and thorough understanding of Safety Culture and Safety maintenance, broad knowledge of SOLAS, CFR, Class (Ri.Na., LR, DNV) and Flag state rules and regulations applied to Passenger vessels.


 


COMPUTER SKILLS/ SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE



M/S Office Package (Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Project)

Marine databases (Info ship Planned Maintenance System)

AMOS

Lloyd’s Register CD Live

DNV Exchange

Easy understanding and learning of application programs



WORK ELIGIBILITY STATUS



Double citizenship USA/ITALY

Miramar, FL,
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