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					PAUL MESSENGER MNI
MASTER MARINER




                                                                   Tel: +33 6 37 16 45 88
                                                        Email: mail@paulmessenger.net
                                                       Website: www.paulmessenger.net

                                                              Nationality: British/Australian
                                                                     DOB: 2nd June, 1968


       PERSONAL

I am a British professional mariner with over 25 years experience at sea on various
vessels and for the last ten years have been working on large motor yachts. Would like
to utilise my experience and knowledge for a new build and/or larger yacht (>3000grt),
my experience coming from managing large crews and departments as well as build
experience and having an unlimited tonnage license. Whilst waiting for the next project
am utilising the time experiencing other vessels by helping with deliveries and relief
work.

       EDUCATION

1984        O Levels - English, Maths, Geography, French, Computer Science, Physics,
            Craft, Design and Technology (CDT) - Dunsmore School for boys.
1988        ONC Nautical Studies - Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
1991        HND Nautical Studies - Warsash Maritime College (SIHE)

       LICENCES AND CERTIFICATES

            British Class 1, Master Mariners Certificate Unlimited
            ISPS Security Officer
            GMDSS Certificate
            Bridge Resource Management
            FAA Private Pilot

       YACHTINTG EMPLOYMENT


Jul 2009-   Relief/Delivery Captain
Sept 2009   MY Sai Ram 52m Benetti (Capt. Piers French)
            2 x MY Alexandra 45m Timmerman (Master Yachts)
Oct 2009    MY Aquarius (ex MY Shanti) 65m Amels (Capt. Kenan Seginer)
Oct 2007-   Captain, M.Y. Eminence – 78m Abeking & Rasmussen - Project 6478 (MYC)
Oct 2008    Employed late in the construction to build up a team to complete the
            project, crewing up the yacht for delivery, working with the management
            on the build budget including careful monitoring of all stores, spares etc.
            and overseeing ISM/ISPS and all regulations for a commercial yacht.
            Working with the Yard and Management on signing the yacht over
            including seatrials.
            Delivery and straight into a busy first trip with the Owners for the summer in
            the Mediterranean.

Aug 2006-   Captain, M.Y. Le Grand Bleu - 113m Kusch Project (Blue Ocean Y.M.)
Mar 2007    Master of a very busy private explorer yacht with 50 crew, cruising the
            Med, NW Europe and the Caribbean. A very intensive yard period in
            Germany followed by a change of management including changes to
            onboard procedures including ISM/ISPS.

Feb 2006 – Captain, 88m Motor Yacht New Build Project
July 2006  A very active involvement in every aspect of this unique project which is
           being built by the Owner and his close team, including design, layout,
           technical and safety advice as well as the usual ordering of equipment
           and spares, crew employment, preparing for MCA LY2, ISM, ISPS and all
           other safety surveys and requirements for a new vessel.
Aug 2005 Captain, M.Y. Rising Sun – 138m Lurssen
           Relief captain, use of DP, managing a crew of 50, preparing for a guest
           trip. Cruising Mediterranean with Guests.

Oct 2004- Captain, M.Y. Charade – 47m Feadship
Aug 2005 Captain on a private yacht based in the Bahamas and Florida cruising
          Bahamian islands. Running with a crew of 10 and 8 guests. Heavily involved
          in the design of a new 68m as build captain for the same owner.

Jan 2001-   Captain, M.Y. Reverie - 70m Benetti (Wilson Yacht Management)
Feb 2004    Master of a busy 70m motor yacht, extensive cruising of the
            Mediterranean and Caribbean with over 50,000 nautical miles of voyages
            since the delivery. Managing 26 crew and up to 18 guests in association
            with a management company. Coordinating refit periods and running
            maintenance including bringing the vessel inline with the ISM and MCA
            Codes for commercial yachts and then straight into a busy charter season
            through 2003 before the yacht was sold in the Spring of 2004.

May 1999-   Chief Officer, M.Y. Reverie - 70m Benetti new build (Wilson Management)
Jan 2001    Part of a team preparing a new project for delivery and was heavily
            involved with the paint application and associated problems, testing of
            equipment and systems, recruiting personnel, ordering stores etc. Created
            databases for monitoring quality control and stores requisitions. Relief
            Captain during yard Captain’s absence.
April 1998- Chief Officer, M.Y. Midnight Saga - 57m Cammenga (Wilson Management)
Feb 1999    Second in Command, watch keeping officer, responsible for the deck
            maintenance, ordering stores etc. Responsible for navigation, charts,
            passage planning. Onboard safety training for crew and bringing the
            vessel in line with MCA requirements. In charge of crew accounts and
            wages, Radio accounting and Guest Accounting. Updated computer
            programs to suit vessel.

      COMMERCIAL EMPLOYMENT

May1997- First Officer, Cunard Line
Jan 1998 First Officer onboard Cunard's small 102m Luxury Sea Goddess cruise ships
         operating in the Mediterranean based out of Monaco during the Summer
         then cruising the Eastern Med., East Africa, Seychelles and the Far East.
         Responsible for the navigation of the vessel, passage planning etc. and for
         guest water sports including water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing etc.

Mar 1996- Chief Officer Windstar Cruises
April 1997 Second in command and responsible for the maintenance of the exterior of
           the ship including the paint work, bright work and teak decking. Overall
           responsibility for the ship's safety and security systems including the training
           of the crew in various fire fighting and lifesaving techniques. Assisted in
           instigating the ISM Code (ISO 9002) onboard the Windstar vessels and
           installing AMOS-D maintenance and ordering system.

1994-1996 Second Officer Windstar Cruises
          Employed as Senior Second Officer on Windstar's 148 pax, 136m sailing
          passenger ships in Tahiti and the smaller Caribbean and Mediterranean
          ports, responsible for keeping a navigational watch which included
          operating the vessel whilst under sail as well as under power, responsible for
          maintaining the safety equipment, passage planning and chart correcting.

1992-1993 Second Officer, Viking Recruitment/IMMS
          Employed on various cargo vessels, General and Refrigerated, engaged in
          world wide trading. Responsible for the navigation of the vessel,
          maintenance of the safety equipment and supervising the cargo operations
          whilst in port.

1988-1992 Second/Third Officer, The Maersk Company Ltd.
          Responsible for keeping navigational and cargo watches on various types
          of vessels including gas and oil tankers, cargo ferries and offshore support
          vessels. Also responsible for maintaining safety equipment, passage
          planning and Safety/Medical Officer.

1984-1988 Cadet, BP Shipping Ltd.
          Four year approved cadetship training in navigational and cargo duties on
          various types of oil tankers resulting in a British Class 3 (Deck) Certificate.
INTERESTS, ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS

      Paragliding and flying light aircraft
      Mountain Biking
      Sailing including windsurfing, kite surfing and yachts.
      Member of the Nautical Institute
      A thorough knowledge of computer programming and systems including
      networking and a working knowledge of communications including Fleet,
      VSAT and SEATEL TV systems.

LANGUAGES

      English, Conversational French and basic Italian

REFERENECES

      Available on request

				
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