- Shoreside Operations
degree: Master of Science, Maritime Management
GPA of 3.857 on a scale of 4.0
- Quantitative Analysis for Business
- Maritime Economics
- Research Methods in Maritime Management
- Managerial Economics
- Human Resource Management
- Financial Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Organization Theory and Structure
- Political Environment of Merchant Shipping
- Marine Insurance and Salvage
- Intermodal Transportation
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Nautical Science; Minor: Maritime Transportation
Scholastic Honor Ribbon with Gold Star for Outstanding Sea Year [Top 4%]
Master, Unlimited Tonnage,
2011 – 2015
RTI Forensics LLC
San Francisco Office
Lead Marine Casualty Investigator Liasing as lead investigator with outside experts on legal cases and second tier investigations into marine claims of larger magnitude. Coordinating testing of samples amd evidence with materials laboratory Anamet, Inc. Providing visual communication services through Imaging Sciences.
2007 – 2011
Crawford Marine & Transportation
Senior Marine Surveyor involved with server claims and losses in Valley as well as various warranty approvals in , and the offshore nigerian oil field. developed a hull & machinery program and an for the marine branch, as well as supported membership in nams, as a member certified in cargo and hull & machinery.
1992 – 2006
BMT Salvage Limited, formerly The Salvage Association Ltd. (founded 1856)
Office, Office, Office
Staff Surveyor of 14 ½ years in multinational organization, associated with lloyds of , representing british marine insurance interests, P&I Clubs Owners. Attended marine casualties, loss prevention -risk assessments for ships, tugs barges, their cargoes associated marine projects. Occasional surveys in the caribbean, , , south . Issued corresponding recommendations survey reports, with photographs attachments. Types of surveys performed:
COLLISION AND ALLISION GROUNDING FIRE AND EXPLOSION SINKING AND SALVAGE TOWAGE OR VOYAGE APPROVAL HEAVY WEATHER DAMAGE STRUCTURAL CONDITION AND GAUGINGS LAYUP AND REACTIVATION & AUXILIARY MACHINERY DAMAGE CONDITION SURVEYS ON VESSELS AND FLOATING CASINOS FUEL OIL CONTAMINATION AND LABORATORY ANALYSIS PROJECT CARGO LOADOUT, SHIPMENT, AND DISCHARGE 1991
Palm Beach Cruises, (thereafter part of Commodore Cruise Line)
Chief Officer Second-in-Command of the M/V “Viking Princess”. in charge of maintenance repair, medical services, emergency response preparedness, vessel security shipboard discipline. originated supervised formal safety inspection schedule.
1985 - 1991
BSL Cruises, Inc. (thereafter Commodore Cruise Line)
Watchstanding Officer Safety Officer aboard the passenger liners S.S. “Bermuda ”, S.S. “ ” S.S. “Queen of ”, each carrying 800 passengers. instituted administered a complete shipboard safety program. supervised disciplinary system for 340 crew members. Worked on the S.S. “Enchanted Seas” M/S “Caribe” with the promotion to Chief Officer. Revised expanded the safety training manual from 10 to 80 pages.
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company
Quality Assurance Engineer. Second- inspection of sophisticated engineering systems aboard various types of surface combatants submarines. Selected to instruct lower level managers in submarine safety, as mandated by Naval contract. Generated a series of certifying quizzes for this class. Slated for promotion shortly before joining the passenger ship company.
Ninety days as Third Officer on board the refrigerated cargo vessel M/V “Omoa”.
Overseas Enterprises, Inc.
Employed 182 days as Third Officer on the product tanker M/T “Jenny” in the Caribbean tramp trade.
1982 - 1983
Hapag-Lloyd (), Inc.
Steamship agency for german container vessels. 10 weeks as Corporate Trainee rotating through the major departments. Wrote work manuals for inward freight and bill of lading departments, a total of 200 pages. 5 months in the hazardous materials section of the operations department, involved in the proper handling and documentation of hazardous cargo.
Sailed for 312 days as Midshipman Deck Cadet on two break bulk vessels, one product tanker and one container ship. Internship: Shipbuilding.
1977 - 1978
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company
Eighteen months in the labor force, of which 6 months were spent in the cryogenic systems department (lng vessels) and 12 months as an Apprentice in the outside machinists’ department. Involved in repairing, installing and testing machinery in the engine room and on deck on all types of vessels. some machine shop work.
German (native speaker), dual citizenship status German-American.
Areas of expertise
- Computer Technology
Microsoft Windows XP, Excel Spreadsheet Applications, PowerPoint, Scanning, Research on the Internet, Digital Photography.
- Managerial Skills
Marine Survey Evaluation Reports, Shipboard Office Administration, Indoctrination of Junior Officers, Crew Training Discipline.
- Operational Skills
Marine Casualty and Pre-risk Assessment, Loss Prevention, Piloting, Bulk Liquid Operations, Safety Equipment, Emergency Procedures, Small Boat Operation.
Certified Member of WWW.NAMSGLOBAL.ORG and The Nautical Institute (MNI), exceptional Writing Skills, Drafting and Blueprints.