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Master, 500 GRT, Oceans; Master, OSV, 1600 GRT (3000 GT-ITC), Oceans; Mate, 1600 GRT, Oceans


A responsible position in the field of offshore tansportation, with opportunity for license and professional advancement.


Master - Texas Responder

3/2010 - Present. Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC)

210 ft, 498 GRT, Oil Spill Response Vessel.

Vessel Master during the DEEPWATER HORIZON cleanup. Manage and train the vessel crew in all aspects of oil recovery, confined space entry/rescue, crane operations, HAZWOPER, first-air, CPR, AED, BBP and vessel operations (monthly safety checks, navigation, stability, safety and mechanical PMs)

Operations Manager/Captain

2/2009 - 1/2010. Gulf Coast Crewboats. SPI, TX

120 ft Crewboat, triple screw - Clarissa

Based in South Padre Island, TX, with jobs from Mississippi Canyon to North Padre Island.

Production, Lay Barge Support, Construction.

Manage vessel and jobs,ie communicate with clients, complete payroll, schedule vessel crew, invoice clients for jobs, and act as liason between GCCB and brokers.

Coordinate maintenance and repairs.

Operate vessel as first captain as required by law and company policy.

First Captain

12/2003 - 2/2009. Gulf Work Boats. Port Oconnor, TX

105 ft Crewboat , 3 screw - Santa Rosa

Based in Port Oconnor, TX, with jobs out of Harbor Island, Freeport, Galveston, Port Oconnor and Sabine Pass.

Drilling, Production, Construction, Diving and Spot Work.

Pump fuel and potable water to lift boats and platforms.

Captain/Dive Master

9/2001 - 12/2003. American Diving. South Padre Island, TX

45 ft and 65 ft Dive/Ecotour Vessels 2 screw - Diver I, Double Sunshine

Live boat diver when securing vessel to sunken wreck for diving.

2nd Captain/ 1st Captain Relief.

12/2000 - 4/2001. Seabulk Offshore LTD. Lafayette, LA

Crewboats 110 ft and 135 ft. 4 screw - Seabulk Bay, Seabulk Galveston.


10/1994 - 9/2001. Hat Trick Sportfishing Charters. South Padre Island, TX

31 ft, 36 ft, 54 ft Sportfishing vessels.


2/93 - 10/94. Duchess Charters, South Padre Island, TX

45 ft inspected passenger vessel.

Captain/Commerical Diver.

8/88 - 2/93. Self-employed, Commercial Fisherman. Belhaven,NC

73 ft St Augustine Trawler - Shrimp, Flounder, Scallops.

Commercial fishing and ship husbandry.

Fish and Wildlife Technician II

2/87 - 8/88. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Operated small vessels while conducting field sampling along the Texas coast.


9/86 - 1/87. Rio Grande Marine Institute.

Operated institute vessels and counseled youth offenders at school funded by the Texas Youth Commission.

Security Officer.

4/86 - 8/86. Vanguard Security.

Attended Security Officer Course and acted as security officer at Dupont Polymers Plant, Wadsworth, TX.

Indirest Fire Infantryman (11C)

Watercraft Operator (61B)

4/82 - 3/86. U.S. Army.

Basic Infantry / Indirect Fire Infantry Training, 1982

Infantry Leadership Course,

Primary Leadership Development Course,

Unit Armorer Course,

Watercraft Operations Course,

Harborcraft Deck Course,

Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Army Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Qualifications: Expert - M16 Rifle, M1911 (.45) Pistol.


Summers 75 - 80. Family Owned Commercial Fishing Vessels.

Worked as deckhand on commercial fishing vessels, 59 ft - 83 ft.


HS, John A Wilkinson HS, 1981





Mate, 1600 GRT (3000 GT ITC), OCEANS

STCW IAW II/1,II/2, II/3, II/4, IV/2, VI/1, VI/2, VI/3, VI/4, VI/5, VI/6

USMMD/Z -AB - Any Waters, Unlimited, Lifeboatman


US PASSPORT, expires 2025

STCW Bridge Resource Management, 2008

Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting, Young Memorial,2008

Open Water Diver, PADI, 1987

Proficiency in Survival Craft/Lifeboatman,Sea School, 2007

STCW 95/Basic Safety Training,Young Memorial, 2007

STCW Medical First Aid Provider/Medical First Responder, 2008

Radar Observer-Unlimited, Sea Academy,2007

Vessel Security Officer, San Jac College, 2010

Adult/Child/Infant FA/CPR/AED, ARC, 2011

Instructor FA/CPR/AED, ARC, 2011

Advanced Survival Swimming, ARC, 1981

Marine Radio Operator Permit, FCC, 2005

GMDSS Operator, FCC, 2008

GMDSS, MPT, 2010

Basic Marine Weather, Starpath ,2007

Advanced Marine Weather, Starpath, 2007

Visual Communications(Flashing Light), Sea School, 2008

Rigging, API 2D, 2009

Automated Radar Plotting Aids - ARPA, 2009

Helo Landing Officer, 2012

Shipyard Competent Person, 2011

Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS), 2012

Leadership & Teamworking, 2013


PC & Apple-Mac (Office), ARPA-Radar, GPS, Loran A & C, AIS, VHF, MF/HF, INMARSAT-C, NOBELTEC, Rutter-Aptomar ODS, FLIR, Fathometer, Cooking, Confined Space Competent Person Trainer, Crane Operator-Trainer, Operational HAZWOPER Trainer, Furuno FMD 3200 ECDIS Certificate


-40 hr Health and Safety Manager, OSHAcademy - Safety Training Network, 2009

-Safety Supervision and Leadership, OSHAcademy - Safety Training Network, 2007

-Effective Accident Investigation, OSHAcademy - Safety Training Network, 2007

-Building Productive Work Relationships, TPWD, 1988

-Micros, Word Perfect & Lotus, TPWD, 1988

-Cranes - Awareness Level, Center for Saftey and Emergency Response, 2007

-Basic Security Officer Course, Texas Security Officer Institute, 1986

-Coastwise Navigation and Piloting, Coast Navigation School, 1984

-US Army Marine License, Class B and C Vessels (61B20), 84-87

-Watercraft Operations Course, US Army Transportation School, 1984

-Harborcraft Deck Course, US Army Transportation School, 1984

League City, TX,
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