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Robert Rovetto

Seeking Opportunities in maritime safety & SAR; and in small-boat operations.
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Most Valuable Member

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  • 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)
    • I want jobs driving small-boats in any sector (40ft or less, RHIBs, & PWC)
    • Job to serve in maritime safety and search & rescue (SAR).
      • Looking for Mentors
      • Looking for Training
    • My Boating Services (for hire)
    • Example project: Maritime SAR Bibliography
    • Seeking Co-authors to join maritime safety papers
      • Contact me to join paper on maritime safety terminology
  • Certifications
    • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential (100 ton inland)
    • U.S. Power Squadrons, Advanced Pilot cert.
    • International cert., basic rescue operator on PWC (2017-2020)
    • 2 Basic Boating Safety certs. (USA: NY, NJ)
  • Rescue21 & Communications watch (radio watch) experience
  • 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 study charts each day, housekeep the station, maintain the boat(s) and gear, and answer calls for the team. That is what I want to do in life. Please help make it a reality. We have one life to live, and I want to spend it training and being available to serve on or around rescue boats. I would like someone or some org. to help realize my potential, help me improve, train and focus my service interest and creativity.

Ask to connect on linkedin.
Non-maritime CV available on request.

Please contact me if you can help me reach my service goals, or have an entry-level job opportunity.


M.A., 2011

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

University of Maryland

Professional Associations

Water Safety USA - National Water Safety Action Plan
2020 - Present

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

U.S. Power Squadrons
2018 - 2019

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

2006 - 2015

Honors and Awards

Advanced Pilot
United States Power Squadrons

CG Unit Commendation
Auxiliary Coast gaurd

Operations (runner-up)
Auxiliary Coast gaurd

Operations Annual Service Performance Award
Auxiliary Coast gaurd

Public Affairs
Auxiliary Coast gaurd

Qualifications completed: Communications watchstander

United States Power Squadrons

Sustained Service Award
Aux Coast gaurd