Second Mate DPO

Resume posted by ravi raj in 2nd Officer.
Desired salary: $12000 / month.
Desired position type: Any.
Location: Chennai Tamil Nadu, India

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I am an ex- Indian Coast Guard officer with 12 years of service. After coast guard service I have been in the Merchant Marine since 1998 and in the offshore sector since 2003. Having been brought up since childhood in military surroundings owing to my father serving in the Indian Army, I have taken life as a challenge. I strongly believe that “there are no free lunches” and it is only hard work that brings success. During my sea career, the military upbringing have come in good stead.
During my DP training phase I took on the additional role as Ships Security officer and put in almost 16 hours of work daily so as to justify the SSO role and to be able to complete the DP training as well.
I am presently seeking new challenges in the offshore industry as Second Mate DPO.


  • DP FMEA,
  • DP operatiuons,
  • New build takeover,
  • Team member and management,
  • Vessel surveys


  • Navigation – 25 years
  • Dynamic Positioning – 5 years
  • General Administration – 25 years

Spoken Languages

  • english,
  • HINDI,
  • Tamil


1. Senior School Certificate ( 12th Grade) In physics Chemistry and Maths
2. Bachelors degree in Economics ( University of Madras)
3. Six months certification course computer applications from NIIT chennai
4. Second Mate FG(OSV only endorsed)
5. DP unlimited certification from NI, UK ( Presently under re-validation and indemnity letter from NI valid up to 05.08.2015 till permanent renewed certificate is issued).


May 2013 to March 2015: Employed with Bourbon MMI, Dubai as second Mate DPO on vessels operating in Qatar oilfields under Maesrk oil Qatar,Charter.

Aug 2010 to March 2013: With Tide Water Marine International (Aberdeen) as Second Mate DPO on eight weeks on / of rotation. Vessels mostly operating in the Suez gulf area under GUPCO / BP Charter and Israel under charter of Noble Energy.
During my tenure, on most occasions, I was the only certified DPO while others including the Master were yet to complete the DP time for certification. Consequently, I had the opportunity to train my colleagues in DP operations on Konsberg DP system.

Sept 2008 to March 2010: With Seatrucks Group, Sharjah. Worked on DP 3 Accommodation barge
(Nigeria on charter with Total). Primary duty as Ships Security Officer with ten Nigerian Naval Guards to assist in anti-piracy measures.
The barge has a capacity of 450 personnel with two helicopter schedules daily in and out. Due to large movement of personnel and anti-piracy measures, strict screening using X-ray machines, body scanners were routinely being done.
In addition, underwent training on board for DP certification. In order to meet both requirements, I have put in 16 hours of work on daily basis during my tenures on board.

July 2003 to June 2008: Employed with Doha Marine Services, Doha on board Supply / Special Purpose Vessels as Chief Mate(Qatar endorsement) on four months on two months leave rotation. Area of operation – Qatar / Iranian Oil fields. Principal clients were – Occidental Petroleum, Maersk, Rasgas, Dolphin Energy.
During my tenure with DMS( Now merged with Topaz), I have had the opportunity to be involved in takeover of two new build vessels from Mawei, Shipyard, China. The tenure with Doha Marine Services kept me very actively involved in vessel audits and surveys.

October 2002 to April 2003: Worked as second officer on Supply vessels at Bombay High for Shipping Corporation of India.

July 1998 to June 2002: Served with ETA Ship Management Co. Ltd., Chennai. Joined the company in the capacity of NWKO and rose to the rank of second officer. Worked on Cargo Ships (Bulk Carriers) tramping worldwide. As deck officer was actively involved in cargo operations, various surveys, passage planning etc.

January 1986 to October 1997: Served with Indian Coast Guard (Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India) as an Officer (Executive Cadre). Held various appointments afloat and ashore.
Commanded an Inshore Patrol Vessel operating in the eastern seaboard of India. Worked on various makes of oil spill response equipments and actively involved in response operations, planning, training and maintenance.

March 1985 to December 1985: Associated with Malayala Manorama Publications for “The Week”, an English weekly magazine, as Circulation Supervisor (Marketing).

July 1984 to February 1985: Marketing Representative with Lipton (India) Limited for their Animal Feeds Division, based in Madurai.

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