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Marine/ DP Operations, Survey/ Warranty Consulting


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.



Professional History

In U.S.:

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

In Europe:

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


Professional Licenses

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,

Bahamian No.201586

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

Marine Radio-Telegraphist

Radar Observer, Radar Simulator, and ARPA Certificate

Bridge Resource & Team Management

Dangerous Cargo Handling

Advanced Firefighting

LSU Shipboard Petroleum Firefighting & Marine Safety Program

Medical First Aid & Medical Care

Personal Survival Techniques

H2S & SCBA Safety Certificate

Helicopter Safety & Egress Course

HLO Certificate

Safe Gulf Course


Professional Summary

In Europe:

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.

In U.S.:

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

Houston, TX,
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