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Tug & Barge, OSV Engineer

Vessel Operations

Todd Ackerman    360 395 5649    Summary of Qualifications

Seamanship, engine room management: skilled in troubleshooting; able to repair all shipboard facility equipment. Experience monitoring daily operations and providing fleet maintenance for vessels and facility at sea or shore.

Professional Experience


Able to diagnose, troubleshoot, formulate, motivate, and communicate with crew, home office and vendors, applying strong leadership skills on task through all projects.


  • Managed and maintained all vessel and facility Preventative Maintenance programs.
  • Engines, generators, EMD, Caterpillar, Atlas, Detroit, Cummins, Northern Lights,  hydraulics, potable & sewage systems, water makers, purifiers, air compressors, azimuth drives.
  • Locations (East Coast, West Coast, Hawaii, Africa, Russia, Gulf of Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, South/Central America, Alaska,
  • Tug & Barge, Fishing Processors, Small Cruise Ships, OSV, Trawlers, Freighters, Yachts
  • Assisted & Managed major ship yard repairs, overhauls, renovations & dry-dock evolutions
  • Safely and efficiently managed entire engineering and factory facilities.
  • Prepared vessels for Coast Guard inspections, including testing, recording & trials.
TUG & BARGES & OSV: Facilitated and implemented all shipboard operating equipment, pro active with preventive maintenance programs to facility systems including, HVAC, ventilation, main propulsion engines, generators, electrical & plumbing, hydraulics, bow thrusters, Z-Drives, all pumps, MSD, Sewer treatment operations, fresh water operations at sea and during shipyard periods, I have been instrumental in task and am able to lead multiple operations

 FISH PROCESSING VESSELS & Facility: Facilitated and implemented all shipboard preventative maintenance and repairs to all operating equipment on vessel and factory facility, including all refrigeration units, process equipment, blast freezers, plate freezers, HVAC, main propulsion engines, generators, electrical & plumbing, hydraulics, pumps, MSD, Sewer treatment operations, fresh water operations at sea and during shipyard periodsHVAC Operations, diagnostic, & troubleshooting skills of refrigeration systems for product freezing

& factory production.

Managed, troubleshot and repaired HVAC, Ventilation and Refrigeration Process Plant problems.


Work History

Chief Engineer, Offshore Marine Services inc. 2016

Chief Engineer, Kirby Offshore Marine, 2008-2014

Chief Engineer, Dann Ocean Towing, 2007-2008

Chief Engineer, Dann Marine Towing, 2006-2007

Chief Engineer/Refrigeration Tech, Sea Wind Fisheries Inc. & Northern Wind LLC, 1999-2006

Early Career

Port Engineer:

  • Baja Aqua Farms,
  • Nautilus Seafood’s

Assistant Port Engineer:

  • General Marine Maintenance Corp

    Chief Engineer:

  Alliance Marine Resources,  O’Hara Corp.  Northlake Shipyard,  All Alaska Seafood,

Assistant Engineer:

Deep Sea, Western Pioneer, North Coast Seafood, Icicle Seafood,  

Atlantic Frost Seafood’s,  Sepca-Peru, Cruise West, Alaska Marine Resources

Hololani Tug and Barge

Shipyard & Dry-DockingAssignments starting from 1979


Education & Certifications

Leadership & Team Working Skills (TRAINRL-768)

Engine Room Resource Management (TRAINRL-187)

Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE)(TRAINRL-176)

DDE 4000 - Any Unlicensed Engine Rating-OICEW-RFPEW

Tankerman/PIC/Dangerous Liquids Training/Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations

EPA Certified Universal Refrigeration Technician

Basic Marine Refrigeration Certificate

Life Boatman/Survival Craft Training

Medical First Aide Provider

Advanced Fire Fighting

Maritime Professional Training

Crawford’s Engineering Training

Advanced Combination Marine Fire Fighting Certificate


Shipyard Competent Person Training Course

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

TWIC 2013

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