Challinor - Ship Master - Australia

Mark Challinor



master class 3 /AMSA <500t/ OOW,3000t worked and driven all craft landing barges ,tugs, high speed cats ,ASD tugs singledrive and twin screw all types, construction pipe drive,beckon maintains whafe building


Ship Master

Work History

marine superintendent at Leighton barrow island

Full time studies at Australian Maritime College

Full time studies at Australian Maritime College, Launceston
Delivery. NSW to Port Moresby - Vessel, Tateyama Maru as master and for Australian Reef pilots 23 days end 2008

Offshore Towing. Tug GIRU

December 2001 - January 2002

(1997) Dredging operations in the port of Geelong, VIC /3rd runway Sydney airport/ Townsville harbour

Tug Master

in the ports of Gladstone and Bowen in vessels most recently operated by Svitzer Australia P/L

Senior Master

Total Marine Services

to provide dredging and associated services in the port of Geelong, VIC.
The task included underwater pipeline laying; anchor handling operations; positioning the rock cutter dredge; controlling towage of barges, pipe laying equipment and servicing the dredger.
3. M.V. 'Coral Princess':
'Coral Princess' is a luxury tourist vessel with five-star accommodation for up to 50 passengers.
Under my command, the vessel was deployed in cruising from Townsville to Cairns and back - spending three nights at sea on each leg.

4. General Comments:

MV 'Coral Princess

Cruise vessel operating from Queensland ports.
(1986 - 1996) Employment during this period may be summarised as 'full time seagoing':

Always as Master, in a range of vessels including landing craft; small tugs; ferries; high speed cats and; work boats ; dredging contracts
Operations were conducted from Darwin to Port Phillip - East about.

Brief Details of Operational Experience
1. Tug Operations in Central Queensland:

Working as Tug Master in Central Queensland, I commenced employment with Queensland Tug and Salvage (QTS). My employment in that region spanned two changes of ownership of the vessels I commanded - QTS was purchased by the Adelaide Steamship Company (Adsteam) which company was later purchased by Svitzer Australia P/L (Svitzer).
Two of the vessels I commanded were named 'Dennison' and 'Gloucester' - two sister vessels each of 4,200 HP based in the port of Bowen.
My vessels assisted in the berthing and un-berthing operations of vessels up to large cape size at the bulk coal loading facility at Abbot Point. Involved in setting up the SMS for this port.
In Gladstone, I commanded tugs named 'Tom Tough' and 'Wistari' (each with 3500HP) and 'Kuttabul' (with 4200 HP).
All of these vessels were controlled via unilever / joystick systems driving - Z pellers.
Operations in the port of Gladstone were more diverse given the diversity of wharves at that port.

2. Dredging Operations at Geelong:

Kura Beach

(Sydney Airport's third runway) and at Kura Beach (replenishment).

Capricorn Barge Services

During the period from 1986 - 1996 I gained command experience in a wide range of vessels and operations including:
• Landing Barges - Capricorn Barge Services operating from Townsville and Cairns
• High Speed Catamarans - Quick cat carrying tourists from Dunk Island around the Great Barrier Reef
• Dredging contracts
• Port Passenger / Vehicle Ferries - Townsville and Port Jackson
• Work Boats - Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns


marine superintendent

gorgan Island LNG

Qualifications & Certifications

Australian Maritime College

Brookvale TAFE

Brookvale TAFE

Australian Maritime College

Mudgee High School

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