Skills and

Atlantic Ocean, November 2006


Skills and Qualifications

Maritime Skills

  • Skilled navigator and ARPA watchkeeper with extensive day and night experience from some of the world's busiest shipping areas.
  • High level of understanding of engines and other technical installations. Engineer experience from yachts up to 34 metres.
  • Proficient in marine electronics and IT systems.
  • Will learn onboard systems quickly.
  • Comfortable with business and project management, including administration, accounting and budgeting.
  • Local knowledge for cruising in Norwegian waters.

Other Skills

  • Mature and highly responsible with excellent leadership and motivating skills.
  • Pleasant, easy-going personality and strong people skills with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Structured and proactive with a focus on creative problem solving.
  • A good eye for detail without losing sight of the big picture.
  • Highly qualified in computer systems
    (including web and systems development).
  • Competent educator able to present complex matters in easy to understand ways.
  • Experienced writer and photographer.

Please click here for a list of ideas on how I can contribute on board.

Formal Maritime Qualifications

  • MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power) Certificate of Competence
  • MCA/DoT Commercial Endorsement
  • STCW95 Deck Officer Class 5 (Master 500 tons) exams passed with top grades
    (actual certificate to follow after some additional sea time)
  • Norwegian D5L Certificate
    (Offshore certificate for Pleasure Craft up to 50 GRT and up to 12 paying passengers)
  • UKSA Maritime Academy Advanced navigation training on TRANSAS bridge simulator including ARPA, ECDIS (electronic charts), GPS, radar and collision avoidance training
  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC) Certificate
  • CEPT/GMDSS Long Range Radio Certificate with Satellite Endorsement (includes VHF)
    + Norwegian Short Range Radio Operator's Certificate (SRC/VHF)
  • UKSA Motor Yacht Skipper Training Course Completion Certificate
  • STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW95 Personal Security and Social Responsibility
  • STCW95 Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW95 Elementary First Aid
  • STCW95 Proficiency in Crowd and Crisis Management & Human Behaviour
  • MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship (MGN147).
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate
  • RYA Radar Course
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Other licenses and certificates

  Seafarer Medical Certificate (Health Certificate, valid till 04/2016)
  CMAS 2 Star Competent Diver Certificate
  All driving licenses (A, BE, CE, DE, bus license commercially endorsed in Norway)

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Organisations referred above:

MCA - Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (UK)
RYA - Royal Yachting Association
UKSA - UKSA Maritime Academy, Isle of Wight
STCW95 - Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping
(- by IMO, International Maritime Organisation)
DoT - Department of Transport (UK)