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About Andy – A Lifetime @ Sea

 

Not all who wander are lost… – JRR Tolkien

 

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I have worked at sea, in the Offshore Energy industry for over thirty-eight years.  Julie and I have been actively involved in recreational boating for over 20 years now, and are currently on our 5th boat – our Nordhavn 62.

My offshore role is as OCM (Offshore Construction Manager), specializing in Diving, ROV, Pipe-Lay, & Heavy Lift Operations.  Additionally I’m a licensed Yacht & Ship Broker with the state of California, and I also offer a consulting business supporting the yachting industry.

I’ll work for a time offshore, (or broker a vessel, or consult on a project) – and then Julie and I will have time off to go cruising.  Schedules are certainly not set in stone, but these opportunities allow us to more-or-less choose when to work & when we cruise.  I understand that we are very fortunate and I thank God for these opportunities.

During my career,  I have worked in these various capacities:  Offshore Client Site Representative, Sub-Sea Consultant, Offshore Manager, Diving Superintendent,  Diving Safety Specialist,  Bell Diving Supervisor,  Saturation Diver,  ADS pilot, Air Diver, Yacht Broker, and Yachting consultant.

 

 

 

DSV  Kreuz Challenger – 2017-2018  –  Norway – Offshore Construction Superintendent

 

 

 

DSV  Kreuz Installer – 2016  –  India – Saturation Diving Supervisor

 

 

 

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DSV  Toisa Paladin – 2015  –  Vietnam – Saturation Diving Supervisor 

 

 

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Toisa Paladin’s Diving Bell

 

 

2014 - Dubai - Client Rep

DB/PLV Global 1201 – 2014 – Dubai – Client Rep

 

 

2012 - India - Diving Superintendent

DSV  Seamec III – 2012 – India – Diving Superintendent

 

 

DSV Bibby Topaz - 2010 - North Sea - Saturation Diving Supervisor

DSV  Bibby Topaz – 2010 – North Sea – Saturation Diving Supervisor

 

 

DSV Bibby Sapphire - North Sea - 2008 - Diving Superintendent

DSV Bibby Sapphire – 2008 – North Sea – Diving Superintendent

 

 

 

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I started working in the Mersey Docks in Liverpool in 1983, not the easiest of places considering my Canadian accent and 4 million unemployed in Britain at the time.  Passion will take you anywhere though.

 

[ to be continued,,, one day,,]

 

 

 

 

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