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Master, Vessel Manager

Vessel Operations


38 years sea going experience. 3 years on tankers (Crude oil and product carriers), 33 years on container ships, break bulk, roll on-roll off (25 years as Master and Ch. Mate), the past 2 years sailing as Ch. Mate on a Pure Car Carrier and a Heavy Lift vessel for Waterman Steamship and Crowley.


Well versed in Ship Management Sytems including Crowley CTM policies. Managed vessel safety procedures for SeaLand, Horizon, Waterman, and Crowley. Skilled at managing ISM, Class (ABS and DNV-GL), Port State Control (USCG and foreign), and MARPOL and IMO vetting inspection and audit situations. Familiar with CFR’s, IMO, MARPOL, and USCG regulateions. Customer service perspective maintained when representing the ship and company to shore side third parties.


Master, Unlimited Tonnage, STCW 95, Tankerman PIC, Dangerous Liquid Cargo, Medical PIC, DOT specimen collector, GMDSS, Ship Security Officer, ECDIS, Integrated Bridge Systems.


United States Merchant Marine Academy, BS Marine Transportation,                       1977

Sailing Experience/Job Accomplishments

Crowley Waterman Steamship Co.                                                                                         1/14-Presently permanent Chief Mate in LMS management system on the Ocean Globe

MV Ocean Globe, Heavy Lift, Chief Mate                              

MV Green Bay, Pure Car Carrier Chief Mate               

SeaLand/CSX/Horizon Lines                                                                                    5/10-12/13

Master relief. 1997 on the Sea-Land Pacer, 2002 on the CSX Enterprise, and 2007 on the Horizon Trader and Horizon Enterprise.

Chief Mate. since 1990.  Permanent since 1991.

Sailed as Chief Mate on all of Horizon/CSX/Sea-Land’s West Coast trades including:

Transpacific on the D-9’s Developer and Patriot 1990-91

The feeder Vessel Sea-Land Pacer (5 years)1991-1998

Hawaii-West Coast on the Discovery 1998

Alaska on the Anchorage 1999-2000

Transpacific on the Trader and Enterprise 2000-2007

SMALL BOATS                                                                                                            1979-1991      

Sailed as Mate on tug boat, factory trawler, and yacht deliveries international and domestic. Sailed as Skipper and Mate carrying passengers for Pillar Point Fishing, and dinner cruises for Commodore Party Cruises, and Mate on the Victoria Clipper a high speed catamaran running between Seattle and Victoria, B.C.

TEACHING                                                                                                                   1989-1991      

Worked for Crawford Nautical School in San Francisco and Seattle and made a voyage on the Fort Schuyler school ship T/S Empire State.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                  2013

Employed by MEBA for legal defense team on APL vs Sinden personnel dispute.

Bonney Lake, Washington,
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