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Master, Oceans 1600 GRT


Join a quality maritime operation with good equipment and high operational standards. I appreciate good management with clear goals of safety and productivity.


March 1995 to present-Glacier Bay Cruiseline. Seattle, WA.

Various senior management level positions with responsibility for marine operations and administration for fleet of passenger vessels delivering adventure cruise experience in Alaska, Inside Passage of British Columbia, and Baja California, Mexico. This work included occasionally sailing as master for periods of time as needed. Accomplishments include creation of ISM Code compliant Safety Management System, management of the system as Designated Person, and auditing and review of the system periodically..

February 1991 to June 1994-Dyncorp Marine, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Served as Master of a variety of working water craft including; high speed passenger ferries, 4000HP tugs, and LCU cargo vessels. Successfully managed new vessel acquisition project involving detailed survey, inventory, supply, and commissioning of vessel with crew of 13 followed by delivery voyage of 8500 miles from Louisiana to Marshall Islands. Executed a series of difficult and successful emergency operations for typhoon relief in extremely remote locations under sub-contract to Federal Emergency Management Agency.

November 1990 to January 1991-Coastal Transportation, Inc. Seattle, WA

Chief Mate on M/V COASTAL VOYAGER, a 168’ 479 gross registered ton cargo vessel on voyage from Seattle to Dutch Harbor and return. Voyage was marked by encounter with severe winter storm in the Gulf of Alaska during which ship iced up and nearly capsized from loss of stability.

In addition to navigation duties, work included working cargo cranes and supervising load and offload.

April 1990 to July 1990-Alaska Marine Charters Bellevue, WA

Chief Mate on ship assist tug based in Dutch Harbor

Directed and managed deck crew during all vessel operations and in the implementation and execution of all maintenance activity.

Most of tug operations were ship assists and were conducted in all weather conditions and operational extremes.

August 1989 to April 1990-Alaska Outport Transportation Association Seattle, WA

Sailed as Master and as Mate of tugs DOUBLE EAGLE and HUNTER D on a series of voyages from Seattle to various Alaska ports, including Dutch Harbor. The barges were cargo carrying and work included loading and off-loading. Much of the work included securing cargo to the barge for ocean transit under all weather and sea conditions.

April 1989 to August 1989-Veco, Inc. Anchorage, AK

Served as master of passenger vessel used as workers accommodations during EXXON VALDEZ oil spill cleanup in Prince William Sound, AK.

February 1989 to April 1989-Olympic Tug and Barge Seattle, WA

Served as master of tug JAMES T. QUIGG, a single screw tug working a tank barge on ship bunkering service in Puget Sound.

July 1982 to December 1988-Exploration Cruise Lines, Inc. Seattle, WA

Served as master on various vessels of the company providing overnight passenger ship operations on a wide variety of itineraries and routes including: the Society Islands of French Polynesia; the islands of Hawaii; Southeast Alaska (including waters of Glacier Bay); Panama; and the coastal and inland waters between Alaska and Panama including the Gulf of California, the Columbia/Snake River system, and the California Delta.


San Jose City College

University of Hawaii

Los Angeles Valley College

Bellevue Community College

University of Washington


Basic Safety Training (STCW), Fremont Maritime, August 2005

Survival Craft (STCW), Compass Courses, September 2005

Bridge Resource Management, Pacific Maritime Institute, October 2005

Lead Auditor, ISO 9000/ISM, ABS, December 2000

Det Norske Veritas Vancouver, British Columbia; Internal Auditor Course, ISM July 1996

National Spill Control School Kwajalein, Marshall Islands; HazMat Safety Training September 1992

FEMA Incident Command System (ICS-100) certification

Keye Productivity Center Seattle, WA; OSHA: Compliance March 1998


Excellent ship handling; experienced with most types of tug/barge combinations. Excellent seamanship in heavy weather conditions and high sea states.

High level of competence with computers. Strong expertise with MS Office programs, particularly Word and Excel. Also good competence and experience with MS Project and Visio.

Typing speed about 50+ wpm.

Experienced auditor of Safety Management Systems.

Excellent administrative skills, including human resource management.


Seattle, WA,
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