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Vessel operator

Vessel Operations


Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA- December 1999

Bachelor of Science, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection

Minor, Marine Transportation

Professional Experience

Diamond S. Management – Greenwich, CT                                                                December 2011 – Present

Commercial Ship Operator/Voyage Manager

  • Directs shore side operations for portion of company owned fleet of 33 Medium Range and 10 Suezmax product carrier vessels, safeguarding company personnel, property and the environment while keeping within the highest standards of safety
  • Coordinates with vessel personnel, charterers, sub-charterers, agents, terminals, technical managers, etc. to ensure vessels are performing per Charter Party agreements and protecting Owners’ interests while limiting liabilities/exposures
  • Prepares and analyzes performance reports, approves and invoices vendors, procures bunkers (fuel), utilizes voyage management software for accounting and auditing purposes
  • Creates reports on trends of crude markets/cargo indexes and macro/microeconomics affecting port supply chains globally

ConocoPhillips – Boston, MA                                                                                                        November 2000 – September 2011

Marine Terminal Operator Leader/Person In Charge

  • Responsible for the safe offloading, handling, storage, quality assurance testing and distribution of petroleum products from deep-sea oil tanker vessels to shore side high volume storage and shipping tanks
  • Responsible for supervising operators in all facets of 26 acre marine petroleum products terminal operation, including the supervision of licensed crewing division
  • Duties included scheduling marine vessel deliveries and pipeline product shipments; inventory control; interpreting and analyzing product quality reports; performing job safety analyses, supervising and ensuring safety of contract workers, managing security of terminal property and assets to meet United States Coast Guard standards for prevailing MARSEC level

Andrie Inc - Muskegon, MI                                                                                                              July 2000 – September 2000


  • Mate in charge of 400' tug/barge unit transporting petroleum products throughout Great Lakes
  • Responsible for overall safety and navigation while underway and loading/unloading bulk liquid products to/from shore side facilities when alongside, including maintaining logbooks, operational and safety equipment as per USCG standards
  • Supervised crewmember safety training and daily responsibilities

Licenses & Certifications

  • United States Coast Guard 1600T Mate / 100T Masters License
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER / CPR Certified
  • Merchant Mariners Document  / Marine Radar Certified
  • FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit / GMDSS Limited
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (current)
  • United States Passport (current)

Computer Proficiencies & Miscellaneous Skillset

  • Microsoft Office Products - MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • SAP / ShipNet Ship Management System / TopTech Terminal Management System
  • Accomplished Marine Mechanic / Technician
  • Sole Proprietor of Thomas Marine Services, LLC established in 1998, focusing on the marine repair, restoration, and brokerage of small marine pleasure craft.  Completed over 55 projects ranging from minor to substantial including mechanical, electrical, and structural modification and repairs.  Designed and constructed several small vessels from inception to completion.


Hull, Massachusetts,
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