Born into a sailing family (my father and grandfather were builders of wooden sailboats and metallurgy craftsmen) I was exposed to years of boat building projects. At a very early age I learned the subtleties of stresses, design requirements, and how to handle yachts. Because my mentors encouraged single handing and engineering expertise, I enjoy time at sea alone. My priority has been to perfect, and become proficient in, all the skills necessary to operate and maintain shipboard systems: engineering, propulsion, sewage, navigation, communications, environmental and technical.
My work ethic is to achieve the highest quality in everything that I do.
June-July 2018: Co-Captain Navigator on M/Y Sol Pursuit delivering from Palm Beach to Quebec City, Canada with owners on board.
Feb 2018-May 2018: Assisted IYC with ISM/ISPS, ABS audits on three mega yachts. Arranged transport on Dockwise to the Med for the summer season.
Nov 2017-Jan 2018: M/Y Ocean Club 164' Trinity. Relief Captain assisting Captain Herb Magney with a three week intensive haul out involving change of ownership and my handling daily extensive project management, liaising with dozens of sub-contractors.
Sept 2017-Oct 2017: AMO sent me to Durban, SA as Chief Mate on a 575' Heavy Lift Ship, MV Ocean Grand. Delivered 14,000mt of wheat to Mombasa, Kenya, a donation from USA to Kenya. Then took the ship to Dubai, UAE to load 52 Humvee's for the US Army.
April 2017-July 2017: USCG, ABS & Port State Inspections and Delivery of a 254' Flotilla, HOS Achiever. The vessel sat for 18 months in Port Fourchon and required a thorough detailing. I was contracted to organize passage to Trinidad, take vessel through port state and SHELL OIL inspections, then place vessel on contract with SHELL. An 81 day assignment.
Sept 2012-March 2017: CLS Group, a manning agency, placed me on ROV vessels, 6th Generation Ultra Deep Water Drill Ships, Pipe Laying Vessels ranging in size from 254', 309', 532', 730', 781' and 835'. I started as a Mate and with experience and education became a Senior Officer, USCG Master Unlimited, OIM (Offshore Installation Manager) and Nautical Institute DP Unlimited with over 10,000 IMCA logged hours on DP-3 vessels. My missions took me to the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Congo West Africa and Caribbean. In charge of daily helicopter and heavy lift operations, safety, vessel stability, positioning, navigation and crew management of up to 175 crew members. I conducted USCG acceptance tests, ABS, ISM/ISPS audits.
Dec 2008 – Aug 2012: Master Edison Chouest Offshore. Master of Well Stimulation Vessel. Involved in construction, commissioning, sea trials, voyage to Brazil, Petrobras & Port State compliance. Previous to the WSV I was Master on a variety of Chouest vessels, OSV’s AHST, ROV. I was captain of Chouest’s lead oil response vessel during the Deep Water Horizon incident. Excellent reference from USCG for our professional operations.
2005-2007: Master for Ocean Exploration LLC Global voyaging & research.
1999 – 2005: Master & Engineer on Mega Yachts, Sailing Yachts & Yacht delivery.
1991 – 1998: Corporate Executive in the High Tech Voice Processing Industry.
1980 – 1991: Captain. Worldwide delivery of vessels and teaching mariners international voyaging and passage making.