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Master, Unlimited DP

Missoula, Montana, United States
October 13, 2016

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I am accomplished professional Master Mariner with over 35 years’ experience. I started in the fishing industry crabbing, long lining, dragging, seining & gill netting and also ran salmon and urchin packers. Most of my experience has been in the oil field industry for the last 22 years, working for year’s foreign international waters and in U.S. Domestic waters, I am experienced in working in the Bering Seas, the Pacific Ocean, through the Panama Canal, the Caribbean Seas and the Gulf of Mexico, and across the Atlantic Ocean to the West Coast of Africa. I’ve ran AHTS vessels and Tugs pulling barges and Rigs on locations and for many deliveries. I am a safe master mariner and skilled in handling big and small vessels in small ports and tight spots in many of parts of the world. A proactive team player and an efficient worker, non-smoker and a non-alcoholic who likes to see a job well done. I have a Strong ability in relating well with people while handling stressful situations with a positive sense of humor. Presently seeking a challenging opportunity where I can utilize skills and competencies gained over four decades. I’m sure I would be a great benefit for your organization and hoping to be beneficial to myself.


As a USCG Assessor for both Officer, AB’s and for towing assessments Client Representative/Vessel Masters/Surveyors Liaison HSEQ Adherence Work Safety Standard Compliance Fire and Safety Management Responding to Emergencies Crew Productivity Crew Training and Development Vessel Sustainability and Performance Management


Operational Control and Monitoring – Skills in controlling operations of equipment and systems. Experience of working in all weather conditions such as heavy seas, poor Visibility, currents and winds. Proficient in Plotting, Routes, Voyage Plans with Paper charts, computer Charts such as E-Maps, ECDIS and all up dates. Efficient with many makes and models for AIS, Radars, GPS, GMDSS, VHF radios. The communication via company computers with ISM/SMS programs, scheduled Maintenance, crewing and document control with USCG, Immigration and Customs in both foreign and domestic ports involving security polices and foreign regulations as per the Marsec Levels 1, 2 or 3. I’ve been a Master/Captain on Tugs, Supply Boats, AHTS, Crew Boats, Utility Boats, Fishing vessels and Packers. Main propulsion has been with: Single screw, double screws, Triple screws, Quad screws, five & six screws these have varied from Conventional shaft, Quart Nozzle, Jet Drive, variable Pitch and Z-drive.


Navigational Duties:

Abiding by all safety standards and regulations by company and USCG, CFRs.

Instrumental stability and monitoring load line with receiving and discharging of cargo, ballasting.

Verifying and ensuring the availability of adequate fluids, potable/drill water, Fuel, Hydraulic oil, Mains and Generators-filters, distance, speed, safe havens and eta.

Monitoring, directing and coordinating crew functions while loading and unloading cargo.

Utilizing effective communication while liaising and maintaining strong relations with custom officials.

Responsible for towing and maneuvering barges with signals, radio communications with assist tugs, traffic undertow to destinations as well as Rigs and barges.

Supervising daily activity records, personnel reports, ship positions and movements, port of call, weather and sea conditions, pollution control efforts, and/or cargo and passenger status.

Marine Coordination Duties:

Supervising the activities of assigned personnel at the management established level in the marine coordination unit.

Ensuring the suitability of vessels’ tanks to load cargo on arrival or defining requirements to provide suitable tanks and instructing vessel agents/masters accordingly in coordination with third party inspectors.

Regularly monitoring progress of different vessels prior to arrival at the port and coordinating with the chief officer, chief engineer and the chief steward. All in part of Master/Captain/Officer/Able Seamen on Watch.



Feb 2010 – Sep 2015

Master/Captain on AHTS Class 2 DP– Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels

Edison Chouest Offshore

May 2005 – Sep 2009

Master/Captain on AHTS – AHTS Vessels, Supply Vessel, Crew Boat

SEACOR Marine Inc.

Jan 1999 – Jun 2005

Master/Mate on AHTS, Crew boat and Supply Vessels

Tidewater Inc.

Oct 1995 – Jan 1999

Master on Inland and Ocean Going Tugs, AHTS and Supply/Crew boat

Commercial Fishing Vessel

1978 – 1995

Master/Owner on Fishing Vessel, Crab, Trap, Long Line, Gillnet, drag, Seining and Master of Salmon, Urchin Packers


USCG Masters 1600T/3000 ITC Upon Oceans (COC-STCW 95)

Master of Towing On Oceans

Celestial Navigation

DP Unlimited


Flashing Light

Fan-Beam Certificate

Radar Unlimited


AB-Unlimited SO (FH) Wiper

Lifeboats man

Advanced Firefighting & Basic

GMDSS Certified

Radio Operator License

AB-Unlimited OS (FH) Wiper

TWIC-Transportation-Worker Identification Credential

Survival Craft & Rescue Boats

VSO/SSO Security Training

CPR and Standard First Aid

Rigger Training

150T Crane Operation Certificate

HUET-Helicopter-Underwater Egress-Training


Safe Gulf Participant

CDL Class A Driver’s License

Doubles, Triples, Tankers


Defensive Driving


On-Board Assessor

Leadership and Managerial Skills

Bridge Management

Streamline Inspection Process

Hazardous Material Transport

H2S Training Hazwoper

Communications skills

Streamline Inspection Process

Personal Survival Techniques

Rigger Training

Marlinspike Seaman Ship


Date of Birth: 2nd Apr, 1959

Nationality: American

Marital Status: Married

License: Commercial International Driver’s License


Mr. Rodney Coco-Manager of Intl. Affairs @SEACOR Marine-1-985-***-**** (

Mr. Willard Robison-HSE Director@ SEACOR Marine-1-985-***-**** (

Mr. James Daugherty-Electrician @NW Energy/TF Dam-1-406-***-**** (

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