George - Skipper - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Martin George

Sydney, NSW, Australia



Work History

Chef on fishing charter vessel

April 2012 - June 2013

deckhand and watchkeeper working on the Barrier Reef for extended periods.

Engineer on 50m sand dredge

April 2011 - July 2011

Responsible for all engine services, maintenance and cleanliness of all engines. Upkeep of air actuator system. Hourly log books, bunkering, watchkeeping and general boat maintenance.

July 2010 - Jan 2011
Master of fishing/dive vessel. Log keeping, engine maintenance, surface watch for divers, safety, insertion and retrieval of divers, selection of dive sites depending on weather, taking fishing charters, maintenance and upkeep of fishing gear, finding lucrative fishing grounds, money handling, passenger safety and comfort.


January 2006 - March 2009

on a cray-fishing boat off West Coast of Tasmania. Dealing in all aspects of deck-work, from the setting and retrieval of pots, involving coiling of ropes, heavy manual labour, mending of pots, ropes, floats, baiting of pots, grappling floats, etc. Cleaning of ALL aspects of vessel from the deck to wheelhouse, hull and all fittings and fixtures. Maintenance of engine, hydraulics, fishing gear and all other various fittings and fixtures wherever possible. Vessel handling and watch-keeping when required at all times of day or night. Also painting and maintenance when vessel was slipped including grinding, welding, pressure blasting, replacing and modification of various equipment and preparing vessel for survey. The loading and unloading of fish and supplies and vessel security while at wharf.

Manager Hardy Reef Pontoon

Great Barrier Reef. Organisation

July 2004 - January 2006

involving the general maintenance and upkeep of a dive pontoon off the Great Barrier Reef. Organisation of staff and customers while on the reef. Ordering of stock and food. Safety watches for customers and small vessel handling

Customer Service Assistant

Caltex Service Centre

April 2004 - July 2005

Dealing with large volumes of customers, Stock control according to planograms, stacking of stock, ordering and liaison with reps, general maintenance of premises, cleaning and pump inspections and general safety inspections.

General Purpose Hand/Casual Cook

MG Kailis Group/Broome Pearls

April 2001 - September 2003

Working on a pearling drift boat and pearl farms, I was responsible for preparing 5 meals per day, ordering stock, cleaning and general maintenance of a variety of work boats, hydraulics of all types, keeping watches, minor medical incidents. Deck duties included chipping pearl shell, sorting, grading and panelling shell, cleaning and general maintenance.

Qualified chef

in various restaurants and hotels, including my own restaurant, until I found a love of the ocean.

I have accumulated a wide array of skills in the past 25 years of my working life. Including my time spent in Broome on pearl farms and especially off the West Coast of Tasmania where I was cray-fishing for three and a half years. There I gained enough experience and sea-time to enable me to go to the Australian Maritime College where I completed three courses and also won a scholarship from the Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund. I have also developed an interest in diving and have completed my dive-master.

Furthermore, working in the hospitality industry for 19 years has taught me not only cooking and organisational skills, but also an appreciation and value of hard work.
I am not unused to spending time at sea and would like to advance my knowledge of the Marine Industry and increase my sea-time hours. I am a quick learner, keen and a very sociable person, and together with the above-mentioned, feel I would be an ideal candidate for the advertised position.

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