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Robert G Tronge

Robert G Tronge - Experienced U.S. Merchant Mariner

Comins, MI

I've been employed on the oceans & oil gas industry of the Gulf of Mexico. I have a vast professional knowledge of the maritime industry, while possessing great interest in safety & support. I'm a quick learner who continually displays interests in learning new things.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Roustabout

Noble Drilling Services - 
Sugar Land, TX

May 2012 to June 2014

Responsibilities 
Rigging (both on the rig and on work boats) assisting drill floor and general maintenance throughout the rig 

Accomplishments 
I learned several aspects of the offshore drilling process and learned hands on how the equipment works and how to properly operate it. I also learned a great deal about maintaining safe working practices, helicopter refueling & crash rescue techniques. I also learned more about firefighting through constant drills and some new fire fighting appliances the rig installed. 

Skills Used 
Rigging, firefighting training, water survival and lifeboat procedures, assistance in helicopter operations and general knowledge throughout the rig.



Able Seaman

Ranger Offshore Inc. - 
New Iberia, LA



May 2010 to August 2011

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops and assisting divers with topside tasks & setting anchor buoys 

Accomplishments 
I learned more about the offshore diving industry as more dive crew want to help those who are interested. I enjoyed learning about the divers tools and what the diver can expect from the tenders.I learned about the proper placement and maintenance of anchor buoys & wire rope. I was able to learn about the engineering side of working on a boat while helping QMEDs with light maintenance. 

Skills Used 
Splicing popped mooring lines in a hurry and under stress in adverse weather conditions was a norm. I took several of the company vessels to shipyard, so I have learned more about those operations. I have a passion for chipping and painting.



Able Seaman

Madcon Corp. - 
Pearl River, LA



June 2009 to March 2010

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops and assisting divers with topside tasks & setting anchor buoys 

Accomplishments 
I learned more about the offshore diving industry as more dive crew want to help those who are interested. I enjoyed learning about the divers tools and what the diver can expect from the tenders. I was able to learn about the engineering side of working on a boat while helping QMEDs with light maintenance. 

Skills Used 
I learned more about splicing, like eight strand mooring lines, engine room duties and light maintenance as well as preventive maintenance of engines. How to respond in a man over board emergency. Better preparing for annual coast guard & abs vessel inspections.



Able Seaman/Rigger

Proceanic Ltd. - 
Houston, TX



April 2009 to May 2009

Responsibilities 
I did an abundance of rigging and signaling for crane lifts. Many daily job tasks took me outside of my usual experience as a seaman. Learned how to select and build scaffold. How to cut and put in place pipe insulation. The platform was under construction so I was hired as a non contract employee to assist having my rigger and able seaman certification. 

Accomplishments 
I displayed a great knowledge & skill in my rigging and signaling to crane operations. I had the opportunity to learn a few new skill. While being under construction was really an advantage because I could take a break from one job to learn another. 

Skills Used 
I learned about several things such as continuing safety in the industry, helicopter operations, changing manifolds & valves, standing hole watch for tank inspections and understanding the process of a floating production unit. I enjoyed building and properly selecting the needed pieces of scaffold for the builders.



Able Seaman

Seacor Marine Inc. - 
Houma, LA



June 2008 to January 2009

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops. 

Accomplishments 
I learned about the anchoring & mooring of mobile offshore drilling units. 

Skills Used 
I occasionally assisted the anchor handling crew during operations while learning more about the process.



Able Seaman

Galliano Marine Services (Edison Chouest Offshore) - 
Galliano, LA



March 2008 to May 2008

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops. Rigging of cargo and transfer of various bulk products used in the drilling process. 

Accomplishments 
I learned more about safe working practices and how important company compliance is to both the mariner and contractors. I learned how to better rig cargo and safely carry out my daily tasks aboard the vessel. I brought my knowledge of mooring large vessels to the supply boat which helped greatly. I learned how to be a better able seaman through taking on better working practices. 

Skills Used 
Being a safe rigger, being able to show leadership on the boat deck during rigging while instructing other members of the crew of the job at hand. This is where I learned to have more attention to detail as the company was a leader in being the best in the industry.



Able Seaman

Crossmar Inc. - 
Houma, LA



August 2007 to December 2007

Responsibilities 
Inspection of lifesaving and fire fighting appliances, member of vessel emergency response quick action team, crash rescue fire fighter, Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops. 

Accomplishments 
I learned how to be a better merchant mariner through learning outside of the daily tasks of an able seaman. This was a foreign vessels as well so I had to learn and adapt to the differences in equipment. 

Skills Used 
This is where I took on a great interest in the inspecting and preventive maintenance of fire fighting and life saving appliances. I reorganized, researched, ordered and stocked emergency gear. Completely revamped the vessel MSDS log while maintaining it and instruction others of its importance.



Able Seaman/Ordinary Seaman

Seacor Marine Inc. - 
Houma, LA



November 2005 to August 2007

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops, and rigging. 

Accomplishments 
This was my first experience working offshore in the oil & gas industry. I learned how to rig alone at night while working aboard crew boats. 

Skills Used 
I showed the ability to adapt quickly to the offshore way of life on small vessels.



Ordinary Seaman

Maersk Line Limited - 
Norfolk, VA



July 2001 to March 2005

Responsibilities 
Navigational watchstanding, weather deck & house maintenance, rigging, vessel mooring & anchoring ops, stevedoring of military vehicles, providing security to the vessel and its cargo. 

Accomplishments 
This was my first experience sailing on the ocean let alone in the merchant marine industry. I showed a great interest for being in the merchant marine and wanting to continue my career in this industry. I arrived only knowing the basics and in four months left with an abundance of knowledge and hands on experience not many get to see. 

Skills Used 
I learned how to steer a large merchant ship just within a couple weeks of reporting onboard. I learned more about fire fighting and emergency procedures aboard. I was engulfed in a plethora of maritime knowledge. I learned how to defend the vessel during piracy and repelling borders with small arms as well as the preventive measures taken to prevent acts of piracy. I took every opportunity to learn something and enjoyed it so much, I worked on four different vessels of its class.



Apprentice Decorator

United Steel Worker's Union - Local 17 - 
Chicago, IL



September 2000 to December 2000

Responsibilities 
Assembled and dismantled exhibit booths and hung signs at trade shows and special events. 

Accomplishments 
I was learning how to become an apprentice decorator. 

Skills Used 
I learned how to work safely at heights, rig up tackle for signs. selecting the right equipment for the job at hand. I always wanted to learn more about the job.



Stockman

American Sale Inc. - 
Tinley Park, IL



September 1998 to October 1999

Responsibilities 
Stock shelves, manage inventory, light maintenance on building, test water samples, perform service calls for pools and spas and seasonal shipping and receiving duties. 

Accomplishments 
This was my first job. I learned what it was like being in the workforce. I know I had a great impact on this job because my supervisor was not happy to hear I enlisted in the Navy and was voluntarily having to resign. 

Skills Used 
I got along with others and took on a sense of pride when assisting the general public. I learned hands on about general labor and being a good employee. I learned how to work safely and those things would stay with me for years to come.






Military Service




Service Country: United States

Branch: Navy

Rank: E-1 Seaman Recruit

October 1999 to April 2000

Performing US Naval Recruit Training at RTC Great Lakes

Commendations:

none





Certifications




Able Bodied Seaman

June 2006 to Present

US Coast Guard approved 40 hour course which satisfies the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR [] for any Able Seaman endorsement, including the written "Survival Craft" examination (module 441xx) for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels not equipped with lifeboats.



Proficiency in Survival Craft

June 2006 to Present

has successfully completed our Coast Guard approved 30 hour course which satisfies the: 
a. Survival Craft training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code; and 
b. Training requirements of 46 CFR 12.10 (a)(6) for any endorsement as lifeboatman, provided that sea service requirements are also met; and 
c. Written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.10-5 for any endorsement as Lifeboatman.



STCW-RFPNW (Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch)

September 2011 to September 2015

The ability and knowledge capable of standing a navigational seagoing watch day or night. These duties may include but are not limited to steering at the helm, making evasive emergency maneauvers pertaining to man over board, piracy and obstructions, proper identification of buoyage, lights & day shapes and general rules of the road.



STCW Basic Safety Training

May 2012 to Present

Completed at Delgado Community College Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility 
Basic Fire Fighting (DELGCC-53) As approved by the Coast Guard 
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (DELGCC-359) As approved by Coast Guard 
First Aid & CPR (DELGCC-197) As approved by Coast Guard



Confined Space Entry & Attendant

May 2012 to Present

Completed at Delgado Community College Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility 
Completed 8 clock hours in Confined Space Entry Attendant course



Personal Survival Techniques (SAFEMS-363)

September 2013 to Present

Completed at Safety Management Systems Training Academy of Lafayette, LA. 
the course was in compliance with 46 CFR 10.205 (I)(1) and Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW code. In accordance with IMO Resolution A-891 (21).



Sea Survival/HUET with METS (API RP T-7)

September 2013 to September 2018

Completed at Safety Management Systems Training Academy of Lafayette, LA 
course included hands on training



Introductory - Drilling/Workover/Completion Well Control Course

May 2012 to May 2017

Completed at Delgado Community College Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility 
course was accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors 
Certificate #I 26013



Offshore Marine Service Association Safety Program - Safe Gulf

A Safe Gulf Safety Training Equivalent Program 
# []



BP License To Go Offshore Card - Permanent

August 2007 

Completed the GoM offshore orientation which includes the following: 
1. Overview of Enhanced EMS and gHSEr 
2. BP's Offshore Orientation [i.e., video/presentation] 
3. BP's 8 Golden Rules 
4. Marine Waste video/presentation 
5. PPE required to go offshore 
6. New/non-routine worker safety questions 
7. MTSA - General Security Awareness 
8. Validation of Water Survival Course 8-13-07



Transportation Worker Identification Credential - TWIC

October 2012 to October 2016

[] 7099



Republic of Liberia - Seaman's Identification and Record Book

October 2013 to October 2018

Book # 1128798 FIN: 975388 
- Functioning Capacity of Able Seaman 11/4, Level: Support, Limitations are as follows: Duties of Able Seaman / Navigational Watchstander 
- Functioning Capacity of Care of Persons on Board, Level: N/A, Limitations are as follows: Survival Craft / Rescue Boats 
- STCW Basic Safety Training has been completed



Merchant Mariner Credential - United States of America

September 2011 to August 2016

Document Number [] 
Reference Number 2567478 
Capacity: Rating forming part of a navigational watch (Able Seaman - Unlimited) 
Proficient in use of survival craft (Lifeboatman) 
Wiper 
Stewards Dept (FH)



OSHA 10hr General Industry Course

June 2015 to Present

- Introduction to OSHA 
- Walking and Working Surfaces including prevention 
- Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Fire Protection 
- Electrical including Lock-Out/Tag-Out 
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
- Hazard Communication 
- Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) 
- Materials Handling 
- Machine Guarding 
- Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 
- Bloodborne Pathogens 
- Ergonomics 
- Safety & Health Program 
- Fall Protection




Additional Information




I am willing to relocate for a longterm employment opportunity and do not need advanced notice for the relocation.