I am seeking maritime employment. I am very flexible as far as work location, work hours and hitch length.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
• Navigation: Celestial, GPS, Nobeltech, Ecdis, Ecpins, coast piloting, ocean sailings and passage/voyage planning.
• Fuel transfer procedures and oil spill response.
• Cargo handling: Container, breakbulk, bulk and liquid. Stability, load and trim calculations.
• Conventional cargo gear: Rigging for standard operations and heavy lifts.
• Crane operations: Telescoping and knuckle.
• General rigging: Light and heavy loads, safe and efficient techniques.
• Short and long splicing: Wire rope and fiber line.
• Welding: ASME 6G and 4G certified, extensive record of steel fabrication projects.
• Machine tool: Lathe, mill, radial drillpress-design, set up and operation.
• Personnel supervision: Design, implementation and maintenance of training programs. Crew motivation development/enhancement.
• Administrative tasks: Budgeting, cost projections, preventive maintenance record keeping, NTM chart and publication corrections/ documentation/record maintenance, ISM/SMS design, implementation and management, engineering and insurance interface.
• Emergency response: Fire fighting, MOB, lifeboat/skiff/zodiac deployment and operation. Distress assistance.
06/08 to 08/08
Supreme Alaska Seafoods, Inc.
4225 23rd Ave. W. #104
Seattle, WA 98199
Cell: (206) 206-755-2233 Position: Mate Supervisors: Capt. Lee Vestal & Port Capt. Ethan Bohannon
I agreed to fill in for a former shipmate of mine on board the M/V Excellence, a 5000 ton Processor/
Mother Ship chasing a small fleet of catcher boats which we maneuvered for and hauled 40 ton cod-
ends aboard during the open Hake Season Fishery off the Oregon and Washington coasts last summer.
Typical tasks included, but were not limited to: 12 hour navigation watches, maintain bridge equipment and charts, close quarters maneuvering for underway codend, stores, crew and equipment transfers. This was a temporary contract.
05/07 to 04/08 Position: 2nd Mate Supervisor: Ian Palmer
TECO Ocean Shipping I served on the M/V Tina Litrico, a 33,500 ton tramp bulk carrier on mostly
foreign voyages on all oceans.
Typical tasks included, but were not limited to: Voyage/passage planning, chart and publication corrections, inventory control, voyage abstracts, noon & amver reports, weather reports, maintain bridge equipment/instruments, cargo watches while loading/discharging Bulk cargo.
The Company was sold, restructured and I was let go as of the end of April, 2008.
1300 East 8th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
09/06 to 03/07 Positions: Relief Captain/Chief Mate Supervisor: Capt. Don Johnson
Cruise West, Inc. I sailed as Relief Captain on the Spirit of Yorktown (formerly known as the Yorktown Clipper) on
her voyage down from Juneau, AK to Seattle, WA and on 2 week long Pacific NW cruises
around the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Vancouver, BC and Georgia Straits.
I last served as relief Chief Mate on the Spirit of Nantucket (formally known as the Nantucket
Clipper) on the N. American east coast and USVI before being laid off at the beginning of March, 2007, due to change in ownership of the above 2 vessels from Clipper Cruise Line to Cruise West. Then, I was rehired for service on these 2 vessels to ease the transition from Clipper to Cruise West management and vessel staffing, along with assisting Cruise West to learn about unfamiliar, but never-the-less fully booked voyage itineraries inherited when change of ownership took place in February, 2006.
2301 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1856
(206) 441-8687 the Nantucket Clipper) on the East Coast and USVI before being laid off at the beginning of March, 2007, due to the change of ownership of the above two vessels from Clipper Cruise Line to Cruise West. Basically, I was rehired for service on the above two vessels to ease the transition from Clipper to Cruise West management and vessel staffing, along with assisting Cruise West to learn about unfamiliar, but never-the-less booked voyage itineraries that they
04/06 to 08/06 Position: Captain Supervisor: Jay Follman
Industrial Resources, Inc.
12842 Hwy 9,
Clear Lake, WA 98235
(360) 856-6700 I refitted the M/V Momma (formally known as the Yardarm Knot), a fishing factory
vessel, which had been laid up for 6 years and took her on her final voyage to the
scrap yard at Alang, India. We set out from Tacoma, WA July 3rd, 2006 and arrived
Alang, India August 26th, 2006.
06/02 to 02/06: Position: Chief Mate/Relief Captain Supervisor: Capt. Dan Ahrens
NW Ship Management Company, Ltd. (Clipper Cruise Line)
11969 Westline Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146-3221
(314) 655-3913 scene during fire/emergency drills/situations and stand navigational watches. I was also
(314) 655-3913( Chief Mate position on the 2 passenger vessels: Yorktown Clipper and Nantucket Clipper.
Rotate between the above vessels on 2 month hitches with a month off in between.
Manage the deck department, responsible for safety and life saving gear, in command-on scene during fire/emergency drills and situations. Stand navigation watches. I was also the Medical Officer on board ship.
These 2 vessels sailed the waters of both the east and west coasts of North America and put out on ocean voyages on the Atlantic and Pacific for cruise positioning.
Note: During my last two years of service, I was contract help for Clipper. My tasks included training new officers, filling in as stop gap measure when deck officer vacancies abruptly occurred and the design and writing of operational, maintenance and inspection procedures.
07/01 to 03/02: Position: 2nd Mate Supervisor: Capt. Marc Smith
Premier Pacific Seafoods, Ltd.
333 1st Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 286-8584 discharging product, navigation watches while under way, daily safety inspections of all decks throughout ship. Administrative tasks and log keeping as per Master and ISM/SMS. Maintained an accurate head count of persons on board. Maneuvered for codend transfers from and to catcher boats while on fishing grounds. GMDSS operator-in-charge. I sailed the waters of the North Pacific and Bering Sea, while serving aboard the M/V Ocean Phoenix. I sailed the waters of the North Pacific and Bering Sea while serving aboard the M/V Ocean Phoenix.
Typical tasks included, but were not limited to: Voyage/passage planning, chart and publication corrections/inventory control, voyage abstracts, noon & amver reports, weather reports, maintain bridge equipment/instruments, cargo watches while loading supplies and discharging product. Stand navigation watches while underway. Daily safety inspections of all decks.
Administrative tasks and log keeping as per Master and ISM/SMS. Maintained an accurate head count of 150 crew on board. Maneuvered for codend transfers from and to a fleet of catcher boats while on fishing grounds. GMDSS operator-in-charge.
07/99 to 06/01: Position: 2nd Mate Supervisor: Ian Cullis
Sabine Transportation Company
500 Stickle Drive NE
PO Box 5399
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-5399
(319) 366-5854 Administrative tasks and log keeping as per Master ISM/SMS management. GMDSS operator-in-charge, some maintenance and weld repairs, maintained bridge equipment/instruments, etc. I sailed waters worldwide, while serving aboard the S/S Leader, M/V Sea Princess and S/S Fairbanks. I sailed oceans world wide while serving aboard the S/S Leader, M/V Sea Princess and S/S Fairbanks.
Typical tasks included, but were not limited to: Voyage/passage planning, chart and
publication corrections/inventory control, voyage abstracts, noon, amver and weather reports, navigation watches while under way. Medical PIC.
Officer on deck during cargo watches while loading and discharging DL and grain.
Administrative tasks and log keeping as per Master and ISM/SMS management. GMDSS operator-in-charge.
01/99 to 07/99: Position: Student On the Internet
312 Bond St. Taking courses to enhance computer skills while recovering from an auto accident.
Astoria, OR 97103 I took some computer courses while recovering from an auto accident
Other activities during this time period include radar recertification, 2nd mate flashing light
test preparation to remove a tonnage restriction on my license. Employment pursuit.
11/97 to 01/99: Position: A B/Relief 3rd Mate Supervisor: Capt. Paul Merrill
Coastal Tankships USA, Inc.
Coastal Tower, 9 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046-0995 product aboard the S/T Coastal New York and generally sailed from Texas ports, across the Gulf of Mexico, to east and west coast Florida ports and back. Sailed occasional trips up the eastern seaboard and through the Panama Canal to locations on the Pacific west coast. Watch standing tasks included, but were not limited to: Cargo/bunker transfers, navigational
watches, maintenance of bridge, deck, cargo, safety and lifesaving equipment. Carried refined product aboard the S/T Coastal New York and generally sailed from Texas loadports, across the Gulf of Mexico, to west and east coast Florida disports. We also sailed the occasional trip up the eastern US seaboard and through the Panama Canal to locations on the U.S. Pacific coast.
2008: Dynamic Positioning Induction course completion at L3, Houston, TX
2008: ECDIS course completion at Pacific Maritime Institute, Seattle, WA
2007: BRM refresh, Clatsop Maritime Department, Astoria, OR
2006: Vessel Security Officer at Pacific Maritime Institute, Seattle, WA
2004: Radar Unlimited recertification at Clatsop Maritime, Astoria, OR
2004: ISPS Course on board the Nantucket Clipper while at sea.
2002: Medical Care Provider and Medical PIC courses at RTM Star Center, Dania Beach, FL
2001: STCW-95 BST course at the Maritime Science Department, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
2000: STCW-95 GMDSS & BRM courses/exams at the Maritime Science Department, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
1999: Radar Unlimited recertification & STCW-95 ARPA course at Pacific NW Training Institute, Seattle, WA
1999: Computer use courses on the Internet at home in Astoria, OR
1999: Flashing light test preparation with the use of Houston Marine computer software at home in Astoria, OR
1999: Radar Unlimited recertification, Maritime Science Department, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
1998: Tankerman PIC DL; California Maritime Academy course, Vancouver, WA
1998: GMDSS Operator test preparation; Maritime Science Department, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
1996: 1600 GT Master/2nd Mate preparation; Maritime Science Department, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
1994: 3rd Mate preparation; Northwest Merchant Marine Training Services, Seattle, WA
1990: VendeC/Allen Bradley Programmable Controller Workshop, Edwards, CO
1990: Lohmann/Kissling Gearbox Workshop, Girdwood, AK
1990: Sabina SCR/DC Drive Seminar, Girdwood, AK
MARITIME LICENSES AND DOCUMENTS
USCG MERCHANT MARINER LICENSE # 1173072 AND STCW 95 ENDORSEMENT # 1173072 & 113378
MASTER - OCEANS, 1600 GT (3000 ITC TONNAGE)
MASTER - OCEANS, 5000 GT, UNINSPECTED FISHING VESSELS
2ND MATE - OCEANS, ANY GROSS TONS
U.S.C.G. MERCHANT MARINER'S DOCUMENT # 113378: ABLE BODIED SEAMAN/UNLIMITED
FCC GMDSS/O - GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS and SAFETY SYSTEM OPERATOR - FRN # 0008549800
TWIC card holder
RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS
STCW-95 compliance: GMDSS, BRM, ARPA, BST, Medical Care Provider, Medical PIC & Basic/Advanced Fire Fighting.
Radar observer, unlimited
Fire fighting, basic/advanced
First aid and CPR
Graduate of Croftholmen Cadet Academy, Norway
Current US Passport (Number: 212215816)
British Columbia Pilotage
Welding certifications: A.S.M.E. B&P .V. Code (C.W.S. #103) 6G and A.W.S. D1.1-83 Sec. 5 PAR. 5.30 4G
Non-destructive testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection: Certified to Level 2 Inspector (ASNT, TL llA)
Trawl net design, repair and maintenance - course completion certificate.
Please see above.
Close quarter maneuvering for codend transfers. Berthing and getting back underway. Detail oriented. Computer literate. Experience with many navigation programs. Ocean voyage and coastal passage planning. Noon, WX and Amver reports. ICW, BC/SE AK Inside Passage, SW AK Inside Passage (Prince William Sound to Dutch Harbor), False Pass, Bristol Bay, Bering Sea, Pribilof Islands, Singapore Strait, Malacca Strait, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Strait of Gibraltar, St. Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes, Caribbean, Panama Canal. I have called on ports on all continents except Antarctica.
Now however, I am looking for a steady job as I approach retirement.