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Robert Rovetto

Seeking Opportunities in maritime safety & SAR; and in small-boat operations.
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Disciplined maritime and interdisciplinary professional and continuing student, with SAR training in multiple nations. Creative, strategic thinker, knowledgeable in boating safety. Open to learning. Certified U.S. merchant mariner (deck officer), and boat safety instructor. Available to give talks on boat crew duties, boat & jetski safety, and global maritime SAR orgs., training regimes, and equipment. My non-maritime resumes are available on request: research, data modeling, ethics & writing. Ask to connect on Linkedin.

  • Working Group Member developing US National Water Safety Plan (Roster page)
  • Webmaster & Journal developer for the Journal of SAR
  • Seeking Opportunities & Mentors
    (Willing to relocate globally. Open to volunteer for more training):
    • Small-boat operator jobs in any sector (40ft or less, RHIBs, & PWC)
    • Any jobs to serve in maritime safety and search & rescue (SAR): boat crew, operator; radio watch, etc.
    • My Sample Boating Services (for hire)
    • Example project: Maritime SAR Bibliography
    • Seeking Co-authors to join maritime papers
      • Contact me to join paper on maritime safety terminology or other topics. Abstracts available on request.
    • Knowledgeable with Rescue21 system. And communications radio watch
    • Experienced Writer. 20+ research articles. 2 maritime manuals. Created visual study-guides for boat crew knowledge & rescue boat specs.
    • Training Experiences on various types of rescue boat. Familiar with vessels, PPE, org. management, and training methods of different marine SAR groups, globally.
    • Open to contribute to marine safety in many ways: as boat crew, trainee, small-boat operator, radio/dispatch, training, educational development, writing manuals & study guides, grant writing, website work, data modeling.

    • I've told SAR colleagues: Like a keeper of a lighthouse who lives at his station, so I would at a rescue boat station: I'd train, study charts, maintain station, vessels, and gear, and respond to emergency, daily. That is a dream life, something I want to do before it's too late. Please help make it a reality--help me realize my potential. To date, i've only volunteered and finding paid roles to a career in this activity has not been forthcoming. Help me be available to serve on or around rescue boats, train, continuously improve, and help others.

    Please contact me if you can help me reach my service goals, or have a temporary, short-term, or entry-level job opportunity on related activities.why marine sar



    Mariners School / Learning System
    Merchant Mariner Credential (Deck Officer - Master 100 Ton), 2008

    University of Maryland

    Professional Associations

    U.S. Powerboating/Sailing
    2021 - 2022

    Water Safety USA - National Water Safety Action Plan, Rescue/CPR Working Group
    2020 - Present

    The Maritime Professional Responders and Officers Association (Maritime PRO)
    2019 - 2020

    U.S. Power Squadrons
    2018 - 2019

    PWC Rescue operations
    2017 - 2020

    International Maritime Rescue Federation
    2016 - 2019

    International Association of Water Rescue Professionals
    2016 - 2018

    US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
    2015 - 2018

    Association for Rescue At Sea (AFRAS)
    2011 - 2012

    U.S. Merchant Marine
    2008 - Present

    Honors and Awards

    Advanced Pilot
    United States Power Squadrons

    Boat Safety Instructor
    NJ State Police Marine Services Bureau
    2023, 2024, 2025, 2026

    USCG Aux

    Instructor - Safe Powerboat Handling
    U.S. Powerboating
    2021, 2022, 2023

    USCG Aux

    Public Affairs
    USCG Aux

    United States Power Squadrons