Good Day! I have been a Captain for over 25 years and currently hold a 500 GT U.S. Coast Guard Masters License with Oceans, OICNW, Radar Unlimited, GMDSS, ECDIS, VSO, Commercial Assistance Towing, STCW II/3, VI/1, VI/6 and a Dynamic Positioning Offshore Unlimited Certification. I grew up in New York sailing the East Coast and waters of New England. In 1990, I moved to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. After living in the Caribbean Islands for over 20 years, I have extensive knowledge of all the West Indies. As a private Yacht and charter boat Captain, I have been cruising throughout the Caribbean Sea and all of the U.S. Coastal waters. From 2010 - 2016, I have been working in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally in West Africa on 170’ – 205’ Offshore Supply Vessels providing support to major oil companies assets. I have excellent ship handling skills and my navigational experience has been developed over many years in ports and destinations worldwide. My crew and passenger management skills incorporate team spirit and family values which have been highly effective over the years. The extensive Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) and ISM training that I continue to participate in, has resulted in a completely accident free record, and enabled me to develop a keen eye for methods to prevent accidents during all shipboard and shore side operations. My many years of experience, family values, attention to detail, customer service and customer satisfaction on Private Yachts and Commercial Vessels has provided me the competence to be a unique and highly qualified Captain. Sincerely, Captain Steve Carpenter
PERSONAL: US Citizen; US Passport; English Speaking; Married STRENGTHS: VESSEL MAINTENANCE, CREW MANAGEMENT, CUSTOMER SERVICE, ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, GULF OF MEXICO AND CARIBBEAN SEA CREDENTIALS: USCG MASTER 500 GT OCEANS STCW II/3, IV/2, VI/1, VI/6 Dynamic Positioning Officer Offshore Unlimited - Radar Unlimited - GMDSS Security Officer - Commercial Assistance Towing - API-RP-2D Rigging Certified Safety and Environmental Management Systems Certified (SEMS)- Scuba Diver EXPERIENCE: 12/15- B&J MARTIN INC. - Galliano, LA Captain/ Dynamic Positioning Officer Offshore Unlimited - 205 ft. Fast Supply Vessel Providing support for GS-1 Spar operated by Hess in Mississippi Canyon Block 724. Contracted through Hornbeck Offshore Services. Responsibilities include all vessel management and operations. 5/13 - 10/15 EDISON CHOUEST OFFSHORE - Cut Off, LA Master 170 - 200 ft. Offshore Supply and Fast Supply Passenger Vessels Key responsibilities incorporated Safety Management Systems, client interactions and satisfaction, stability and loading calculations, vessel operation, crew management, and voyage planning. Clients included Shell Oil, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Apache, Hess, and Anadarko. Vessel operations were conducted in the Gulf of Mexico and in the International Division of West Africa, as well as Trans-Atlantic deliveries. 08/11- 4/13 BARRY GRAHAM OIL SERVICE - Bayou La Batre, AL 1st Captain - 170 ft. Offshore Supply Vessels Certified for 75 Passengers and Cargo; directed all vessel operations for clients including Shell Oil, Chevron, Energy 21, and Exxon Mobil. 7/10 - 8/11 IBERIA MARINE SERVICE - New Iberia, LA Captain - 175 ft. Offshore Supply Vessels Certified for 75 Passengers and Cargo; Responsible for all vessel operations and management. 3/99 - 7/10 PRIVATE YACHT CAPTAIN - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Proficient at vessel handling, management and maintenance of yachts of various sizes. Specialized in creation of custom itineraries to enhance Owner and Guest experience. Extensive knowledge of Caribbean destinations and ports throughout the East Coast of the United States. 4/02 - 12/07 MAGNUM FORCE, INC. - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Vice President / Co-Owner/ Captain Developed USVI and BVI custom, high-end day charter business using legendary 40 ft. Magnum S/P -Magnum Force. Responsible for all maintenance, repairs and upkeep; Recruited and trained all crew; Sole Operator of Vessel; assisted in sales and marketing. 1/94 - 4/02 HIGH PERFORMANCE CHARTERS - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Vice President/ Co-Owner/ Captain Established HPC to be the first high performance day charter business on St. Thomas with focus on custom USVI and BVI trips. Owned and operated 38 ft. Top Gun Cigarette and 34 ft. Scarab. Responsible for all maintenance, repair and upkeep as the Sole Operator/Captain. 6/90 - 6/05 DYNAMIC CONSTRUCTION CORP. - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Vice President/ Co-Owner Prepared all job estimates; oversight in quality control, field work and operations; supervised over 35 employees. Built and remodeled custom homes and commercial structures. 6/85 - 5/90 MR. CARPENTER, INC. - Barrington, Rhode Island President/ Owner Residential Developer; Builder of custom homes and restoration expert. 6/80 - 5/85 MR. CARPENTER CO. - Asheville, North Carolina President/ Owner Built and remodeled custom homes. 6/78 - 5-80 T. MINNIGAN SONS, INC - Lawrence, NY Lead Carpenter Skilled in rough carpentry, finish carpentry, tile and cabinet work. OTHER: Proficient in PC and Mac software applications Over 25 years of Vessel Captain experience Highly skilled in all types of navigational instruments and vessel systems Over 20 years as General Contractor building custom homes and remodeling/renovations Licensed General Contractor in U.S. Virgin Islands, Rhode Island and North Carolina
Hi! I'm Captain Stephen.