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Chief Mate Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans (US and Marshall Islands), 1600 Ton Master License NC/Oceans, Nautical Institute Unlimited DP Certificate (#18055), MODU Ballast Control Operator Endorsement (US and Marshall Islands), Barge Supervisor Marshall Islands, GMDSS Radio Operator’s License (US and Marshall Islands), Radar Observer Unlimited, Kongsberg K-Chief Basic Course, Kongsberg Hydro-Acoustic Course, L3 Advanced DP Simulator Course, Vessel Security Officer/Company Security Officer Endorsement, Major Emergency Management Course, Helicopter Underwater Egress, Medical Person in Charge/First Aid Provider, Basic Safety Training, Leadership and Management, IADC Basic Well Control, IADC WellSharp Supervisor Level, Helicopter Landing Officer, Confined Space Entrant, Shipyard Competent Person

Professional Experience:  Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. - Ulsan, Korea; West Africa, and G.O.M.

May 2015 to Present – Marine Section Leader / Chief Mate - Ocean Black Rhino

-        Act as Chief Mate from 1800-0600

-        Assist day Chief Mate with operations

-        Supervise Dynamic Positioning Officers and Marine Crew

-        In Charge of all vessel stability calculations

Sept. 2013 to April 2015 - Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator/ Second Mate - Ocean Black Rhino

-        6 Generation Drillship operating in the US GOM.

-        Vessel equipped with Kongsberg K-POS DP3 system.

-        In charge of all aspects of Dynamic Positioning Operations

-        Ship constructed in 2013 at HHI Shipyard, Ulsan, Korea.

-        Experienced with shipyard related commissioning operations and procedure.

-        September 2013 to December 2014 spent in Heavy Hyundai Industries Shipyard; from early construction through sea trials of vessel.

Aug. 2012 to Sept. 2013 - Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator/ Second Mate - Ocean Confidence

-        5 Generation DP3 Semi-submersible MODU equipped with L3 ASK 5000 DP system and Nautronix RS925 Hydro-Acoustic System operating in West Africa

-        In charge of all DP operations and safe navigation of vessel

-        Responsible for the training of new hires and junior operators

-        Completed two Rolls-Royce thruster removal and installations; responsible for new thruster calibration and software upgrade in the DP system

-        Proficient in all aspects of drilling related DP operations

May 2011 to Aug. 2012 - Junior Dynamic Positioning Operator/ Second Mate - Ocean Confidence

-        Responsible for all charts and publications corrections

-        Responsible for maintaining GMDSS radio operators station

-        Maintain bridge watch under Senior DPO and OIM standing orders

Jan. 2011 to May 2011 - Assistant Dynamic Positioning Operator/ Third Mate - Ocean Confidence

-        Responsible for learning all aspects of vessel’s DP system including thruster, power management, position reference systems, hydro-acoustic

-        Worked under Senior and Junior operators

Jul. 2009 to Jan. 2011 - Ballast Control Operator/ Third Mate - Ocean Confidence

-        Responsible for maintaining list, trim, and draft through all phases of drilling operations

-        Monitored both deck and liquid loads

-        Calculated daily stability via computer program or manual written form

-        Responsible for loading/offloading of all bulk and liquid cargo

-        Permit to Work Administrator

Professional Experience (cont’d):  Majestic America Line - Cumberland, Upper Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers

-        Second Mate on board Steamboat Delta Queen; 285’ Paddle Wheel Steam Vessel

-        Shipboard Medical Officer

-        Assisting River Pilot in safe navigation of vessel

-        Familiar with lock system on inland waterways


Aug. 2004 to May 2008 - Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

-        Bachelor of Science: Marine Transportation Operations

-        Minor Concentration: Humanities and Social Sciences

-        Leadership: Midshipmen 1 Class, Bravo Company Commander

-        Honors: Dean’s List, Commandant’s Commendation

Sept. 2000 to Jun. 2004 - Vinalhaven High School, Vinalhaven, ME

-        Salutatorian, Class of 2004

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