Master Mariner for 24 years, with experience in marine operations, various offshore construction projects, dynamic positioning, marine warranty, surveying and critical operations consulting. Has written numerous research articles, analysis, and studies referencing diverse maritime affairs, transportation economics and business logistics. High energy, goal oriented professional with excellent insight, management and coaching skills. Demonstrated project leadership experience delivering positive results on a daily basis. Challenged by diversified assignments, adaptable to any environment, pleasant personality with no limitations. Fluent in English, Italian, Croatian, and Slovenian.
Marine, DP, Critical Ops., Survey, Warranty Consulting for various companies: 1999 - Present
Trendsetter, Inc., Houston, TX; Noble Denton, Houston, TX;
C-Mar America, Houston, TX; ENSCO USA, Houston, TX; Prizmian, Seattle, WA
ExxonMobil Development Co., Houston, TX; Oceanwide International, Houston, TX;
BP America Inc., Houston, TX; Marine DP Consulting (MDPC), Houston, TX, and others.
Marine Consultant and Surveyor, Bellem Marine Bureau, Kenner, LA 1998 - Present
Dynamic Position Operator, Falcon Drilling Company, Houston, TX 1997 - 1998
DPO Trainee, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Houston, TX 1996 - 1997
Steersman/Quartermaster, Casino Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA 1995 - 1996
Instructor, Maritime School Center, Split 1993 - 1995
Port Pilot, Harbor Master’s Office, Split 1993 - 1994
Chief Mate/Master on General Cargo and Refrigerated Vessels,
Mediteranska Plovidba 1988 - 1993
Professor’s Assistant/Research Analyst, University of Maribor 1987 - 1988
All Deck Officers Positions on Bulk, General Cargo/Container Ships,
Jadroplov-Split 1978 - 1985
Master Mariner – University of Split
Bachelor of Science – Sea Transportation Engineering
Maritime Academy – Piran, University of Ljubljana, Slovenija
Bachelor of Science – Economics of Transportation/Business Logistics
The Faculty of Business Economics – EPF, University of Maribor, Slovenija
English Language Program
St. Joseph’s Hall College, Oxford University, England
Numerous professional, management, and computer courses
All issued under the provision of STCW 1995
Master, Oceans, Any Gross Tons (from January 1985)
Croatian No. 050022967, Liberian No.753261, Panamanian No.OM248293,
Member of Nautical Institute Master Mariners
Nautical Institute Unlimited DP Operator’s Certificate No. 2059
Nautronix, Kongsberg-Simrad & Cegelec/Alstom Systems DP Simulator Certificates
Kongsberg-Simrad SDP Electronic Maintenance Certificate
GMDSS Operator Certificate
Radar Observer, Radar Simulator, and ARPA Certificate
Bridge Resource & Team Management
Dangerous Cargo Handling
LSU Shipboard Petroleum Firefighting & Marine Safety Program
Medical First Aid & Medical Care
Personal Survival Techniques
H2S & SCBA Safety Certificate
Helicopter Safety & Egress Course
Safe Gulf Course
Served all ranks of Merchant Marine Officer on almost all types of ocean-going vessels, including two years as a Chief Mate, five years as a Master, and one year as a Port Pilot, as well as an Instructor in the Maritime School.
Performed marine operations on a Mississippi river boat, offshore supply, offshore construction, pipe-laying and riser installation in deep and shallow water, jacket installation, diving, drilling ships, semi-submersible and heavy lift vessels.
DPO on all major DP Systems: drilling, dive, pipe-laying, heavy lift, & ROV applications.
Marine/DP, Hurricane Ops. Survey, Warranty, Inspections and Consulting for many companies.
Last Critical Ops. Job: Hurricane season consulting for ENSCO USA, 2008.
Last Warranty Job: Marine Assurance for the Thunderhorse project, BP USA, 2008.
Last DP Project: Start up of DP School for Mediterranean countries in Croatia, 2009.
Calculation of Prices of Sea Transportation in International Trade, 146 Pages
Written and published scientific research for the University of Maribor, 1992
Authorities Governing Marine Regulations on the Adriatic Sea, 63 Pages
Written and published for the Maritime Academy, Piran, 1985
Numerous research articles, analysis and studies referencing maritime affairs, economics of
transportation and business logistics.
Credentials, publications, and references available upon request March 2009