Domestic Credentials

  • 200 Ton Mate/Officer In Charge of Navigational Watch upon Oceans
  • 200 Ton Master of Self-Propelled Vessels, Inland
  • 100 Ton Master of Self-Propelled Vessels, Near Coastal
  • Able Seaman
  • Lifeboatman
  • Commercial Towing Endorsement
  • Radar Observer, Unlimited
  • Vessel Security Officer
  • Medical Person-In-Charge/Medical Care Provider
  • U.S. Dept. Homeland Security TWIC

International Credentials

  • Officer in Charge Of A Navigational Watch, 500 GT upon Oceans
  • 100 Ton Master of Motor, Steam & Sail, Near Coastal
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • Able Seafarer – Deck
  • Lifeboatman
  • GMDSS Radiotelephone Operator
  • Vessel Security Officer
  • Medical PIC/Medical Care Provider
  • Basic Training
  • Basic & Advanced Firefighting


  • Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy, Norfolk, VA. OICNW/Mate Officer Training, 2016
  • City College of San Francisco. Oceanography, English Literature, 1987-1989

Additional Training & Certifications

  • FCC Marine Radiotelephone Operator
  • FCC GMDSS Radiotelephone Operator
  • FCC Amateur Extra Class Radiotelegraph Operator
  • ARPA
  • Bridge Resource Mgmt
  • Search And Rescue Operations
  • Basic & Advanced Firefighting and Damage Control
  • Visual Communication Systems
  • Operational Celestial Navigation
  • Advanced Open Water Stress & Rescue SCUBA Certified
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
  • Emergency Medical BLS w/CPR/AED

Motor Vessel Experience

  • Captain, various vessels 65-175′; 12 years as delivery captain for coastal and transoceanic voyages.
  • Pilot Boat Mate & Deckhand, 75′ and 96′ harbor and sea station pilot vessels. 1.5 years close quarter pilot transfer operations; logbook, vessel and engine room management.
  • Able Seaman & Helmsman/Operator, 208’/488GRT oil recovery ship. Various weather and sea state conditions and special operations equipment. Shiphandling, docking and undocking. Extensive safety/SOPEP/medical drills and training.
  • Mate, 166’/380GRT passenger vessel USS Potomac. 3 years helm, crew management, logbooks, passenger safety.
  • Able Seaman, Merchant Marine cargo and transport vessels, Military Sealift Command

Yacht Sailing & Racing Experience

  • Ocean Sailing Master, 22 years, yachts 4.5m – 36m (15ft – 120ft)
  • Racing Mate & Crew, 28 years
  • Yacht Delivery Master, 14 years, sailing & motor yachts 9m – 36m (30ft – 120ft)
  • Former American Sailing Association certified instructor
  • US Sailing Member

Other Relevant Skills & Qualifications

  • Marine electrical and plumbing systems design, installation and maintenance
  • Diesel engine repair and maintenance
  • Crane, rigging and conveying machinery handling
  • Building structural design, CAD drawing & construction
  • Network and electronics systems troubleshooting
  • Computer literate. MS Word, Excel, Adobe CS, Vectorworks CAD; Mac, Windows & Unix
  • Exceptional interpersonal, writing & teaching skills.

You may request a complete CV,
which contains specific professional experience,
by contacting Captain Wood here.