Rhett Sullivan - Experience summary
MARINE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
30 Years total. 5800 Days sea time. 7 years plus in refits and shipyards. 1 year new build experience. Last long term chief engineer position held for 10 years, 2200 days sea time on same vessel MMA Investigator. Currently self employed within a range of marine industry facets per below.
January 2015 Ongoing - Own Company DCV Marine
Marine Engineer, Surveyor, Consultant, Project Manager with DCV Marine.
Project management of vessel refits through to operational status.
AMSA DCV Surveys; Periodic, alterations, Initial etc. Pre-purchase and insurance condition surveys.
Commercial vessel, tugs and motor Yacht deliveries.
Super yacht refit projects.
Build specification review.
SMS (Safety Management System) review and supply.
Marine engineering consulting.
Vessel Management Systems implementation for maintenance and operational full life cycle.
Marine engineering Trainer for ECA Maritime College.
December 2018 to August 2019
Tug engineer for Svitzer tugs; TARPAN, WONGA, RIVERWIJS GRACE. ASD and tractor tugs. Location Whyalla SA. Harbour and Transshipment towage.
M.Y MISCHIEF. 54M
November 2019 to August 2021
Relief / permanent Chief engineer after handover from permanent engineers who couldn’t work commercially in Australia. Private and commercial charter up to 200 passengers.
M.Y. CORROBOREE. 34M
Project Manager to get vessel from out of water mid refit condition to an operational charter status.
M.Y. AKIKO. 35M
13th January to 26th March 2017
Delivery / Relief Chief engineer form Melbourne to Fremantle Australia. Warranty docking consultant. Set up IDEA Planned maintenance program for the entire vessel.
M.V. MMA INVESTIGATOR. 54M
March 2007 to November 2016
Chief engineer M.V. MMA Investigator 54M, with MMA Offshore (Formerly Mermaid Marine Australia). DP 1 Offshore multi-purpose utility vessel in the North-West shelf WA, Broome, Darwin oil and gas fields. Singapore docking. Class ABS. 2200 days sea time.
M.V. FANTASEA AMMARI. 60M
October 2006 – March 2007
Senior chief engineer. Austal built catamaran. 100 passengers. Delivery from Singapore to Brisbane. 6 Weeks refit Brisbane then operationally based at Shute Harbour QLD. Implemented full planned maintenance program, ISM and operational procedures. Class LR.
M.Y. PLAN B. 50M
May 2005 – September 2006
Chief engineer. Same vessel as Flinders with the name changed to Plan B. Refit period at Atlantic Dry Dock, Jacksonville, Florida. Upgrading the vessel to serve in a foreign going oceaneering role. Jet fuel and helicopter systems. Design and set up for a submersible hold to support submersibles and ROV with a depth range of 2000 feet. Generator automation set up. Adapted ISM accordingly. Class LR.
M.Y. FLINDERS. 50M
November 2003 – May 2005
Chief engineer. Expedition / exploration yacht. 11 Months build time. Design, commissioning, sea trials and operational at sea - world cruising. Implemented full engineering ISM, maintenance program and operational procedures. Set up OEM alarm monitoring system from concept to class approval. New Zealand, French Polynesia, Costa Rica, Panama, West Caribbean and USA. Class LR.
M.Y. BART ROBERTS. 80M
April – August 2003
Chief Engineer. Ex Canadian Coast Guard research and supply ship. Converted into an exploration yacht. Undertaking surveys and audits relevant class, ISM and SOLAS passenger ship safety certification. US only. Class LR.
M.Y. AZURE LEISURE. 43M
February 2001 – August 2002
Chief Engineer. Set up an onboard-computerized operations manual and maintenance system for the vessel and all relevant machinery. Supervised refits at the Palmer Johnson yard in Savannah. Including five-year ABS class survey and completed an MCA survey. Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, Cuba, East coast USA, Greece, Croatia and Italy. Class ABS
M.Y. PESTIFER. 50M
December 1998 – June 2000
Second/ Chief Engineer. Mediterranean, Trans-Atlantic, USA, Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal & Costa Rica. Class LR.
M.Y. FREE SPIRIT. 30M
May 1998 – December 1998
Chief Engineer. Spain, France, Italy, Croatia. Mediterranean.
M.V. HERON BAY. 35M
March 1996 – September 1996
Chief Engineer. Sea Swift Mothership. Servicing vessels at sea between Cairns and the Torres Straits Diesel fuel, fresh water, seafood unloads, stores supply and crew changes.
December 1995 – March 1996
Diesel Fitter/ Engineer. Working mainly on the M.V. Heron Bay (35M fisheries Mothership) as Engineer. Working in with other tradesmen, Boilermakers, Electricians, Refrigeration Mechanics etc getting the vessel to a seaworthy standard for the upcoming Mother shipping season. Cairns, Australia.
December. 1992 – December 1995
Apprentice Diesel Fitter. Cairns biggest shipping company, Sea Swift (Engineering dept.) Involved in barge, cargo ship, mother ship and live cattle export ships engineering refit and programmed maintenance. Predominantly diesel engine, gearbox, tune up, troubleshoot and full rebuild. Also; hydraulics, pumps, steering, basic welding and fabrication, electrical and refrigeration / general marine engineering. Completed apprenticeship in Dec. ’95. Cairns, Torres Straits. Australia.
Northern Prawn Fishery 1991. Deckhand with steering watch on an Atlantic Fishing vessel, F.V. Alliance and F.V. Khamsin A. (25M) Northern prawn fishery, banana prawn season. Cairns to Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia.
December 1990. Commenced Cadetship with Atlantic Fishing. End of season closure refit. Cairns, Australia.
February 1990 – November 1990. 36-week certificate in marine studies course. Award for consistently high effort in over thirty subjects. Bundaberg Australia.
Army reserve infantry soldier