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Us Mstr Of Towing Oceans 1600/#000 Itc - Ecdis-Arpa-Helm-Gmdss-Dpo

Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 16, 2018

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Captain Donald R. Morvant

*** ***** ***** **. / ***** 418

1+ 954-***-**** /


Licensed: 35 years / no incidents-accidents or/ injuries

Marital Status: Single

Health Status: Excellent



I possess strong organizational and detail-oriented skills.

Capable of effectively handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

I have the ability to acquire and apply knowledge rapidly.

Independent; can work with minimal supervision and contribute to a team.

Experience on AHTS-PSV vessels w/ Z-drives, CPP [LOA 270' up to 13,500 bhp].

Cognizant in ISM, ISPS, Port State Audits, USCG/ABS Audits, JSA, ect..


Master of Towing U.S. Motor or Steam vessels: 1600/3000 ITC gr tns upon Oceans

Master of Sail Auxiliary: 1600 gr tns upon Oceans

Master: Vanuatu / 3000 ITC gr tns upon Oceans

Master: Panamanian Flag / Unlimited upon Oceans


Standards of Training, Certification & Watch-keeping [STCW 95]

Marine Radio Operator: FCC, New Orleans, La

Radar Observer Unlimited: Maritime Administration, Dept. of U.S. Navy

Celestial [Oceans Cert]


Radar Unlimited [renewed 22nd/Nov/2016]

DPO Unlimited

VSO-FSO-CSO [Vessel, Facility, Company Security Certs]

TWIC Card / Gulf Safe Cert.

+Drug Testing & Consortium Active as per USCG Regs.

+First Aid / CPR: [renewed 22nd/Feb /2018]

+Certified Diver: PADI / NITROX [Salvage Ops-Open Waters]


Nicholls State University

Star Maritime

Delgado Tech - Maritime School

Young Memorial - Maritime School

MPT [Marine Professional Training]

Naval Base, New Orleans, LA.


West Palm Beach - Ecuador; research / treasure recovery vessel, 2000

Maine - St. Thomas, USVI; tri-deck passenger carrying vessel, 1998

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Bermuda; Ocean 80’ sailing vessel, 1992

St. Thomas - Ft. Lauderdale; 63’ staysail schooner, 1987

Louisiana - St. Thomas USVI: World’s largest glass bottom vessel, 1986

Sicily, Italy - Egypt; AHTS 5600 bhp vessel, 1985

Dubai - Straits of Homuz; Specialty Class vessel, 1984

Ivory Coast - Nigeria - Congo - Port Gentil, Africa; 200-240’, 9,000 bhp vessels, 1983

Caribbean Area, Leeward and Windward Islands, 1980 – 82 - 83

Texas - Arctic Circle, Northwest Territories, Davis Straits; 220’; 5600 bhp research vessel

Rhode Island - Ireland; 220’, 5600 bhp research vessel



2011-2017 Tidewater Marine Int’l / W Africa

Operating DP/AHTS/OSV/PSV vessels in the Offshore Oil & Mineral Industry.

Offshore towing and general support to Drilling facilities in East-West Africa.

Vessels- Lim Tide, Manke Tide, Le Bouef Tide, Terrel Tide, J Rosier, Spooner, Solar Tide, Broussard Tide, L Pollack, ect.

2009-2011 Edison Chouest Offshore Nigeria, LTD.

Joined ECO in Jan 2009 as Master abd Bush Buck [13,500 – 5” Tow wire] an AHTS located in Nigeria. Vessel assigned to Anchor Handling, Cargo movements, SBM Hose Replacements/Maintenance, Rig & Static Tows, General Offshore Support.

2008-2009 Dolphin Marine Int’l

Joined Dolphin Marine Int’l in 2008 as Master abd the M/V Dolphin III, an Ocean Going Tug w/ 10,000 BHP Towing offshore rigs and large deck barges. Working in GOM and South Amer waters.

2000-2008 Catcor Services, Inc.:

Mstr of Towing [Bunker Ops] Mgr / Consultant / Liaison between USCG, insurance companies, ABS surveyors and various marine depts. Responsible for the day to day operations of tugs and fuel barges. Provide and manage the personnel, maintenance and repair of all equipment. Produce and broker charters for vessels. Operate Tugs [MSTR] for harbor assist [ship docking] with Navy, Tropical Shipping & Crowley Liner Vessels [large 550’ tri-deck barges] on weekly calls. Dredging Ops in Charlotte Amalie, USVI.

Catcor Services, Inc.: Tug Captain for fuel company. Making offshore voyages Towing to Puerto Rico for loading of fuels for company’s tank farm in St. Thomas, USVI. Mstr engaged in open water and coastal salvage ops.

1998-2000 Caribbean Treasure Hunters: Consultant in design / supervised completion of new 110’ vessel in shipyard. Following completion, I delivered vessel from Louisiana to Florida where I supervised and completed the remaining outfitting (electrical / plumbing / mechanical) requirements for the vessel. In March 2000, delivered vessel to Ecuador and began [salvage ops] Treasure Recovery from the sunken Spanish Galleon "Jesus Maria la Limpiar della Conception” (La Capitana) circa 1554.

1990-97 Wijsmuller of Holland:

Capt. of 125’ tug Towing cargo barges between islands / bunkering ships at offshore anchorage and ship docking at refinery, St. Eustasius, West Indies.

1988-90 West Indies Transport: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - Ship docking,

Harbor assist with Naval, Cargo & Cruise Ships.

Towing barges in Caribbean Islands.

1985-88 Private: Yacht Charters

Captain abd. s/v Charisma (67’ schooner) for term charter in the Caribbean area.

1981-85 Tidewater International:

Tow master for 6000 hp tug-supply vessel; anchor handling and gave offshore support for under water divers working in Suez Canal areas. Rig Towing.

Tidewater International:

Captain abd. OSV 220’ in the Persian Gulf, Middle East; oversaw 25 crew and technicians / vessel used as laboratory for analyzing petroleum samples.

Offshore support in Bombay, India.

Tidewater International:

Vessel assisted in mooring large tankers on to S.B.M. systems on Africa’s west coast; towing and general offshore support running anchors & servicing offshore drilling rigs. Offshore deck barge Towing.

Tidewater International:

Vessel engaged in seismology work in Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean with 12 technicians aboard gathering data from seabed; general offshore support off Tunisia, Africa. Rig Towing.

1978-80 Zapata Marine International, Inc.

Towing icebergs and provided offshore support to hydro-dynamically positioned drill ship in Arctic Circle.

Supervised US anchor-handling program; trained domestic & international fleet crew members; ran 15,000-40,000 lb. anchors in depths of 600-1500’ in Atlantic with the 6,000 bhp M/V Freedom Service. Offshore Material Barge Towing.

1975-76 Andrew Martin, Inc.

Captain/Manager of 235’, 11,050 bhp vessel in Gulf of Alaska; towed and supplied offshore semi-submersibles; worked 30,000-40,000 lb. anchors / ship docking, harbor assist and barge towing Offshore & Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA.

All Licenses, Certificates, Drug Testing, Endorsements, Medicals required by USCG are current.

Supportive references available upon request.

Kindest regards,

Capt. Donald R. Morvant


USA Line: +(1) 954-***-****

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