Klay - Able Bodied Seaman - USA

Kendall Klay



Gerritt Kendall Klay
2201 Fountainview Dr. Apt. 20F
Houston, Texas 77057
1(409) 443-8850

Personal Mission Statement
I am a friendly, loyal and dedicated individual who has the ambition to succeed in the marine industry. My career has been built on integrity, drive, common sense and
conscientiousness. I have extensive experience in both the commercial and charter fishing industries. I am looking to further my career by working on larger vessels and upgrading my license status as a Merchant Marine 100 ton Master Captain. I am seeking a position
where I can develop my skills and knowledge while giving my best to my employer and team.

Education History
San Jacinto Maritime Academy, 2/2012-6/2012

Internship History
Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas, 2002
Trained on ecotourism boat, “Seagull II” guiding visitors in dolphin watching; collected and presented live captured marine life for viewing and rereleased in natural habitat

SeaWorld Shark Institute, Long Key, Florida, 1980
Collecting and caring for a variety of shark species, stingrays and various species of fish; cleaned and maintained operating systems

Work Experience
Aquatic Adventures, Owner, Galveston, Texas, 2007-present
Kayak rentals and guided ecotours

Aqua Safari Charters, First Mate, Galveston, Texas, 4/03-1/09
“Island Girl”, 17 gross ton, 42 ft Delta Sport Fisher In charge of deck and all deck equipment, handling fish, maintaining vessel

Bustin’ Loose, Deck Hand, Galveston, Texas, 5/04-1/06
17 gross ton, 42 ft commercial snapper boat
Fishing and maintaining vessel

Shark Quarium, First Mate, Grassy Key, Florida, 8/74-10/85
Collecting and maintaining marine specimens for study and distribution

Qualifications: STCW certified, Able Body Seaman, Radar Observer Unlimited, Bridge Resource Management, 100 Tom Master Captain, TWIC, Wiper, Basic Safety and Firefighting certified


Able Bodied Seaman

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