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Master Oceans 1600 / Third Mate Oceans 2000


  Professional experience aboard, oilfield supply vessels, lightering support vessels, seismic research, four-point anchor dive vessels, government defense specialty vessels, and casino vessels. I have advanced my skills as a mariner through the “hawse pipe” to become a Captain, crew leader, ship handler and earned the trust, respect of my shipmates. My diverse offshore maritime experience has given me a solid foundation to advance in the future of offshore, towing and dynamic positioning vessels. Experienced in the Offshore Oil Industry, and versed in Safety Management Systems, Vessel Operations, ISM and ABS Nautical System, NS5. I possess a strong work ethic, remain highly motivated and safety oriented at all times.  Please review my professional maritime career on LinkedIn, www.linkedin.comlin/boatcaptainmike/


      2015 Teekay Shipping, San Diego, CA.

Captain employed by Teekay Shipping, aboard Lightering Support Vessels operated from San Diego, CA. Work closely with Mooring Masters to ensure the safe maneuvering of tanker ships in close quarters, and the deployment and recovery of fenders, gear and personnel.

   2014 Captain contracted through Global Offshore Resources, Houma, Louisiana

  • Captain of Four Point Anchor Dive Support Vessel, Gulf of Mexico.  Worked closely with Dive Supervisor and Client to ensure safe operations.  Contract completed.

  2011-2013 Captain, Fairfield Nodal, Sugar Land, TX.                                                                  

  • Responsible for navigation, NS5 inspections, safety management system, reports, and deck force management aboard seagoing seismic vessel operated in the U.K., Norwegian Sectors of The North Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.

 2010-2011 Captain, Triton Diving Services, Amelia, LA

  • Responsible for navigation, safety, and deck force management of Four Point Dive Support Vessel while working with Dive Superintendent. Participated in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

Fairfield Industries Inc. Lafayette, LA. 2003-2009
•Captain of Geophysical Seismic Research Vessel
•Responsible for all aspects of vessel operations
•Worked vessel conversion to SOLAS class
•Responsible for emergency response training and Safety Management System

Can Do Boats Inc. Cut Off, LA. 2003
•Master of supply vessel involved with replenishment of offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seabulk Offshore International Lafayette, LA. 2001-2002
•Master of supply vessel involved with the replenishment of offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Argosy Gaming Co. Sioux City, IA 1998-2000
•Responsible for safety, security of passengers and crew onboard riverboat casino
•Managed Marine and Housekeeping Departments
•Responsible for all aspects of crew safety and training


Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA. 2009
Firefighter II, Hazmat Operations Certified
Currently enrolled in EMT Cert course

Beier Radio Belle Chase, LA 2009
•Dynamic Positioning Introduction
•The Nautical Institute

MARSEC Texas City, TX. 2009
•STCW Vessel Security Officer

Acadian Integrated Solutions Lafayette, LA. 2006-2008
•STCW Medical Care Provider
•STCW Medical Care Person In Charge
•First Responder
•Helicopter Landing Officer
•Helicopter Underwater Egress Training

American Bureau of Shipping Lafayette, LA. 2007
•Maritime Incident Investigation, Root Cause Analysis

RTM Star Center Dania, FL. 2001-2008
•STCW Automatic Radar Plotting (ARPA)
•STCW Fast Rescue Boat
•Third Mate Oceans

Louisiana Community Technical College Houma, LA. 2001
•STCW Basic, Personal Safety, Social Responsibilities, Personal Survival
Techniques, First Aid, CPR, and Basic Fire Fighting

Key West Community College Key West, FL. 1994
•Marine Survey
•Marina Management

Sea School Mobile, AL. 1985-2017
STCW Training courses and license up grades including:
•Master Oceans 1600
•Advance Shipboard Fire Fighting
•Able Bodied Seaman Unlimited
•Radar Observer Unlimited
•Global Marine Distress Safety System Operation
•Celestial Navigation
•Vessel OSV Assessor Guidance Course


Master Oceans 1600
Third Mate Oceans 2000
Current STCW
AB Unlimited


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