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Master 500 Ton Near Coastal, First Mate Near Coastal


My main objective would be ship handling and navigation. I am primarily interested in the posting of Marine Specialist/Vessel Operator on the Arktos for Suncor in Ft. McMurray. I am also open to other positions in the Marine Industry that apply to my experience and skills.


Canadian National Railways(Master of Tugs Phyllis and Margaret Yorke,Pushed two four hundred foot barges across the St.Clair River.(1983-1994)Safe navigation and transportation of Rail Cars. Responsible for Crew and Cargo. Knowledge in Customs and any related paper work for operating internationally. Canadian Coast Guard. Third and Second Officer on board the Ships Griffon and Simcoe. (1997-1998)Experience in Search and Rescue and Ice Breaking Operations.Responsible for all safety equipment and Crew as Officer of the watch. Canada Steamship Lines Third Officer on M.V. Pineglen and CSL Niagara.(2002-2003)M.V. Pelee Islander.First Mate and Captain. (2004-2005)M.S. Chi-Cheemaun. First Mate. (2005-2010)Responsible for the safe Operation of an efficient and economical deck department, and the loading and unloading of a 144 vehicle capacity Ferry with a passenger and crew capacity of 638. In Charge of all Crew and Passenger Saftey while on board. Responsible for the safe mooring of the Vessel between Ports. Acheivements in all the above positions resulted in revenue/profit growth for the Company, Strong team Management to strengthen Crew retention acccomplished in all aspects of the above positons.


Georgian College, Owen Sound Ontario (Recieved Master Minor waters Certificate (1978)

Georgian College, Owen Sound Ontario (Recieved Watch Keeping Mates Certificate (1996)

Georgian College, Owen Sound Ontario, (Received Simulated Electronic Navigation SEN 2 and Master 350 Ton Certificate. (1996)

Advanced Petroleum Tanker Safety Course (March 2001)BCIT- Pacific Marine Training Campus - North Vancouver, BC

Bridge Resource Management (March 2003)Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland


Master 500 Ton Near Coastal

First Mate Near Coastal

Oil tanker level 1

Marine Emergency Duties (A1, B1, B2, C, D)

Marine advanced First Aid, CPR, First Responder


Occupational Health and Safety

Restricted Radio Operator Certificate

Accessibility Awareness Course

Lloyds of London Audit Course

Valid Canadian Passport

Valid Marine Medical


Hands-On Management experience includes planning, budgeting, staffing, scheduling and payroll.Safe Loading and unloading of various types of Ships. Customer Service skills while working on Passenger Ferry. Team Management and Training. Effective Motivator, trainer and Mentor.Skills also include, purchasing, inventory planning and stock replenishment between Ship and Shore Warehouse for Deck Stores.


I would like the opportunity to tell you more about my work experience and values and how my skill set could contribute to the operation of any vessel that requires the Experience that I have which is over 40 years in the Marine Industry.I would be happy to supply strong references at your request.

Sarnia, Ontario,
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