January 2015 – Present
Surveyor, Consultant; Fernandes Maritime Consultants, LLC, New Orleans, LA
Areas of specialization include:
Oil, chemical, product, and LPG tankers’ inspections.
Cargo damage, loss verification, and mitigation.
Solid cargoes damage, loading, and discharge surveys including steel and steel products.
Bridge management and navigation surveys.
Draft surveys and hatch sealing, fuel oil bunker surveys.
Vessel vetting and condition surveys. Dock damage, Hull and Machinery damage and repair surveys. Personal injury investigations.
November 2011 – November 2014
Port Captain; Maritime Operations, VTS Constanta, Romanian Naval Authority
Monitored and coordinated naval traffic within jurisdiction of Port of Constanta to ensure safe navigation, naval traffic efficiency and marine environmental protection.
Checked and ensured vessels are complying with international and national regulations.
Managed and provided assistance in case of marine incidents and high traffic density, poor visibility or bad weather, or other potentially dangerous situation.
Recommendations for safety of operations, process improvements and expedition of activities.
April 2006 – November 2011
Mediterranea di Navigazione S.p.A. Ravenna, Italy.
Chief Officer (2007-2011) and Second Officer (2006-2007); Chemical, Oil and LPG Tankers
Planned and coordinated Chemical Oil and LPG Tankers safe loading/unloading, tank washing and gas free operations.
Experience in different cargoes and grades including crude oil, fuel oil, gas oil, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, virgin naphtha, LCN, LCO, MTBE, FAME, lube oil, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, styrene, benzene, propane, butane, propylene, LPG mix;
Ensured compliance with all Oil Majors, CDI, SIRE, ISM, SOLAS,STCW, MARPOL, ISGOTT, PSC, ISPS, Flag, and Classification Society requirements and inspections.
October 2004 – March 2006
General Maritime Management, New York, USA.
Second Officer; Oil Tankers
November 2002 – September 2004
Bright Maritime Services Constanta, Romania.
Third Officer; Bulk Carriers
Education and Professional Qualifications
License: Master of Ships of 3000 GT or more Unlimited License – STCW Convention
Romanian Naval Authority Constanta, Romania; September 2011
Degree: Bachelor of Naval Engineering – Navigation and Maritime Transport
Mircea cel Batran Naval Academy, Constanta, Romania; 1997 – 2002.
Degree: Bachelor of Management
Andrei Saguna University, Constanta, Romania; 2003 – 2007
Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation Training Course
Il Sestante Sviluppo Risorse Umane Ravenna, Italy; 02/2010
Safety Officer Training Course
Centro Formazione Offshore Ravenna, Italy; 06/2007
Draft Survey Inspector
Ceronav Romanian Maritime Training Center; 09/2014
English, Italian, French, Romanian
Permanent Resident: United States of America