Oceangoing Captain Of Merchant Ship resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Colombian naval Officer by initial training  which after retiring from the navy went to work in the merchant navy mainly in foreign countries with foreign Officers and Crews.

Have sailed on all oceans and different countries world wide and on board different types of Merchant ships with more than 30 years actual sea time as Captain with excellent reputation in ship handling and overall performance as head of the team driving the ship.

In 1980 as Master of the LPG/C Mundogas Rio was attacked by Iranian Gunboats when vessel outbound Hormuz strait after loading in Saudi Arabian Port of Ras Tanurah a full cargo of refrigerated Ammonia, on the attack 1 cargo tank was perforated by rockets and the Engine room and accommodation were on fire  for several hours till all crew landed on rescue tugs when the fire was out of control.

No crew lost on the attack and the 12 hours of fighting the fire, after I remained o/b one of the salvage tugs as  owners rep  until fire was put off 

and since one cargo tank was perforated the ammonia in this tank has

to be pumped off .  Vessel was towed out of coastal waters to high seas

and cargo pumped overboard . Incident was investigated by the U.S navy deployed in Gulf at that time and the USN  Vincenes deployed in the area at that time was also attacked and have to shut down an Iranian airplane.

The Mundogas Rio was latter rebuilt and  I was deployed by the company

as assistant to the Senior Superintendent in charge for the rebuilding at Singapore (Sembaguan shipyard) during the 8 months of the operation

after rebuilt took the vessel to Northwest Europe for LPG trade between U.K, Germany , Spain and Mediterranean countries.


Have been Captain of various types of LPG/c Gas tankers, from initial Pressurized of about 3000 Cubic mtrs, followed to Semipressurized upto 23,000 Cubic Mtrs and last fully ref of 98,000 Cubic mtrs, Bulk Carriers of 20,000 gross tonnage, Car Carriers of 5,500 cars capacity and medium size containers vessels all involved in worldwide trade and have work with Spanish Officers and Crew, Filipinos Officers and Crew,

British Officers, Chilean Officers and Crew, Indian Officers and Crew, Norwegian Officers, Croatian Officers

Have assisted ship superintendents from Norway and U.K on mayor repairs

of Car Carriers , Bulkers and rebuilding of a Gas Tanker after rocket attacks in the Persian gulf during Iran / Irak war.

Was for 6 months on board the LPG/C Mundogas America (53,00 cubm) floating storage and supply for the LPG plant of Ecuador in Guayaquil (FSU).

Have been captain on Liberian, Panamenian, Saint Vincent & NIS flags ships

Work History
01/1998 to 08/2018 Oceangoing Captain Of Merchant Ship Wallem Shipmanagement | City, STATE,

Captain on an Oceangoing Gas Tankers .

Was Captain on LPG /C Gas tankers upto 98,000 Cubic meters capacity of fuly refrigerated LPG/C gas Tankers .

Trading mainly Persian Gulf to Far East, Norway to USA Gas Terminals in Savannah, Tampa and US Gulf Ports. Latter fom US Gulf Houston to Mexico and Honduras when U.S started exporting LPG in 2013 to became one of the largest producers of LPG gases.

Before my employment with wallem was working with MUNDOGAS also on board gas tankers as Captain on board Gas tankers trading world wide.

Before started my Gas tanker experience with TROPIGAS  main office

in Miami on board the Gas Tanker Fred H. Billups transporting LPG from Venezuela to different Ports in the Caribean, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Port Everglades, work with Tropigas from 1971 till 1980 just after leaving my commission in the Colombian Navy .

  • Managed quality assurance program including on board Gas tankers  evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys carried out by Port authorities, USCG,  class societies and charterers.
  • Received training and certification from  different training centers in Norway, United Kingdom, USA and Colombia regarding the handling and operation of fully refrigerated gas tankers  involved in the transportation of LPG gases  [Brand] to represent brand, explain technical functions of mobile devices and guide product selection by customers.
01/1980 to 12/1997 Captain Of LPG/C Gas Tankers, Car Carriers, Bulk Carriers Oslo Ship Management | City, STATE,

As captain on board LPG gas tankers transporting LPG on world

wide trade.

Captain of NOSAC car carriers of 5500 cars capacity managed by the company.

Captain of  Bulk carriers operated by the company.

  • Managed quality assurance program including on site evaluations, internal audits and charterer surveys.
01/1971 to 12/1979 Captain On Board LPG/C Gas Tanker, CCT Container Vessel TROPIGAS - CCT | City, STATE,

AS captain on board Mundogas LPG/C Gas Tankers  Marian P. Billups and Fred H. Billups Loading LPG in Venezuela and discharging in different ports in the Caribean, Bermuda and Port Everglades

Latter on CCT transportation of different cargoes to Honduas, Guatemala and Guayaquil and bringing reefer cargoes to Miami

( Bananas & Fish )

Expected in 1959 High School Diploma | Liceo Celedon, Santa Marta, Colombia GPA:

Colombian Naval Academy - Cartagena Colombia 1960 till 1964

Graduated with honors as a Naval Officer . 

Trining center in Key West and Norfolk USA attended 6 month courses

on ASW warfare.

Colombian Naval Academy 1969 Post graduated courses and promoted

to LTJG.

Quit the Navy in 1971 and work for 6 month as Pilot in the Port of Santa

Marta Colombia and then was recruited by TROPIGAS  Miami to work as

Chief Mate on board a Gas tanker Fred H. Billups and promoted after 6 months to Captain.

Have attended different courses of ship handling in Norway, England

and USA.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Liceo Celedon

Job Titles Held:

  • Oceangoing Captain Of Merchant Ship
  • Captain Of LPG/C Gas Tankers, Car Carriers, Bulk Carriers
  • Captain On Board LPG/C Gas Tanker, CCT Container Vessel


  • High School Diploma

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