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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. Creative, critical and strategic thinker, knowledgable in boating safety, and open to learning. Certified U.S. merchant mariner (deck officer), Certified U.S. Powerboating Instructor. Available to give talks on boat crew duties, boating & jetski safety, and global maritime SAR (orgs., training regimes, equipment, etc.). Non-maritime resume available on request (experience in research, data modeling, misc). 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) :
    • for small-boat operator jobs in any sector (40ft or less, RHIBs, & PWC)
    • for 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 safety papers
      • Contact me to join paper on maritime safety terminology
    • 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, one thing I want to do. Help make it a reality and realize my potential, being 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.why marine sar



    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

    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


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


    Public Affairs

    United States Power Squadrons