This page contain information about all the members involved directly in
the project. All of them were well selected taking in account his great
experience in metal boat building and all of them had worked together since long
time ago in many different projects, most of the time in local shipyards.
Without their skillful knowledge in metal
boats construction, the radius chine steel boat hull would not be made as well
shaped and perfect as by plans specifications. Taking in account it is the first
time they are building one sailing boat hull. Therefore it is a great merit for
( Boat owner's background )
Born in Pasto - Colombia in 1958
In 1978 I joined the
Navy school (Admiral Padilla)
as Merchant marine cadet in Cartagena - Colombia where I began to had
contact with the sea. The sailing local competitions and weekend cruises around
the Cartagena bay was one of the main gratification sports
practiced by the cadets on board of small sport sail boats (Sailing dinghies
and lasers ). Since those times I promise to myself that one day I will have
my own sailing boat to be able not only to navigate into the Cartagena bay, but
safely all over the world.
I graduate as Third officer in 1982 after yearly
training cruises on board several types of merchant vessels.
Since 1983 I started to work as third mate and
second officer in many merchant ships around the world.
In 1988 I started to work in the offshore oil
industry as Chief Mate and Captain on board of Supply and Anchor handling boats.
Most of the time in the Tidewater company
in the Brazilian oil fields.
Since 1999 I have been working on board
Dynamic Positioning Vessels in Diving operations, Flex lines laying and ROV
(Remote Operated Vehicle) operations. On board LSV Seaway Condor and DSV
At present I am working for
Acergy Brazil S.A. on board
DSV " Acergy Harrier" as Chief Mate (Night Captain).
During my maritime life I have participated in many
ship's dry-dock jobs, where I have gained a lot of knowledge in naval
repairs, vessels maintenance and metal works at all.
As seafarer to
fulfill the STWC (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping)
requirements,I had carried out the courses listed below:
courses for Officer's in the
" Admiral Padilla" Naval Academy
- Cartagena, Colombia.
DPO. Shore Induction Course:Aberdeen
College - Aberdeen, Scotland.
Simulator course - Aberdeen College:Aberdeen
College - Aberdeen, Scotland.
(Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) General Operator course -
Academy - Montevideo - Uruguay.
Fire-fighting Course - Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Emergency - Basic Course - Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Survival Courses - Fundacion Nautica:Cartagena, Colombia.
Fire-fighting Corse - Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Relationships Course - Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Care Advanced - Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Observer - Fundacion Nautica:Cartagena, Colombia.
ARPA(Automatic Radar Plotting Aid)Radar Operator Course-Fundacion Nautica: Cartagena, Colombia.
Cargo Handling & Movement Safety Course - " Rigging & Slinging" - Brasil.
Security Officer - Course made at Videotel- London.
underwater Egress training course "Falk
Nutec" - Macae, Brasil
space entry and technical rescue "
Falk Nutec" Macae, Brasil
If you want to know more about my profession:
"Dynamic Positioning System", you can visit:
The International Marine Contractors Association web page.