I am looking for Maritime employment. I will have my Master Mariners ticket completed by mid 2012. I am seeking employment either offshore or any ocean services available. I am willing to start at a lower rank position until trained. I would like to start DP work.
June, 2009 - Ongoing – Captain 160’ river tug / Captain 120’ supply tug in the Hudson Bay area. Also Chief Mate on ocean tugs with International trips with barge units of over 400’ in multi tow operations. Responsible for vessel management, personnel training, supply procurement and company document management. I also am responsible for safe navigation and radio communication with respective VTS centres world wide. Ensuring safe operation of tow equipment and personnel safety.
May 2007 - June 09 – Mate / OOW on 730’ Bulk carriers with Upper Lakes Shipping; Experienced with wire mooring winches for canalling, berthing/unberthing, warping and anchor work. Trained in computer aided ballasting and cargo load/unloading, knowledgeable in US Border Patrol and Customs, Ships safety officer and experienced as 300 ton unloading boom operator and 15 ton gantry crane operator; Certified wheelsman testimonial available upon request.
2007 – Ongoing - (Seasonal) - Murphy’s on the water tour boat Captain. I was mainly the Harbour Hopper operator but also was trained as a back up Captain for the tour boats “Haligonian” and “Harbour Queen”.
2007 Sept-Nov - M/Y The Highlander out of Fort Lauderdale. I was the Unlicensed Engineer and Refit manager at Fort Lauderdale boat yards.
1981- 2005 (broken time) Boatswain CAF. (Navy) Rank: Petty Officer Second Class (ret’d)
Trained in navigation; firefighting/fire team leader, demolitions, ships damage control and search and rescue. I have much experience as an FRC operator coming alongside large vessels in heavy seas, anchor work and line handling, towing, buoy mooring, replenishments at sea including cargo, stores and refuelling, 15 ton crane operator, forklift driver, spray-painter/supervisor, maintainer of deck gear.
Employed/volunteered in supervisor/instructor positions for numerous military promotional and public relation/affairs positions:
Nova Scotia Community College / Canso Strait Area Nautical Institute, 2006-09
• STCW 95 - 500 Ton Master Home Trade / 3,000 ton chief mate / Unlimited OOW
Success College of Applied Arts and Technology 2004-2005
• Tourism and Travel Diploma
Mount Saint Vincent University Credits, 2003-2004
• Management Planning and Control, Management Organization and Directing.
PADI Open Water Diver
• Certified in Cancun, Mexico.
STCW 95 500 TON MASTER // 3,000 TON CHEIF MATE // UNLIMITED OOW // MCA OOW // AB SEAMAN // FRC OPERATOR
• Supervisory and leadership abilities resulting in strong team commitment
• Hardworking, conscientious worker with abundant drive and energy
• Solid organizer with experience planning and organizing activities and events
• Initiative with strong communication skills; able to visualize and put into practice new ideas
I retired from the Canadian Navy after 20+ yrs then attended NSCC Marine Institute to attain the certifications and qualifications mentioned; I currently am a tug captain. My most recent contract was Captain on a 160 foot river tug and 120 foot supply tug in the Hudson Bay this past summer. I was also chief mate on ocean tugs with multi tow barge operations of Transatlantic and Arctic experience. I have experience as Mate/OOW on 730 foot bulk carriers on the Great Lakes of Canada. I am a non smoker, in good physical condition and am available for full or part time work.