Unlimited Master Mariner & Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator with over 10000 DP hours logged on Semi-Submersibles, Dive Support, ROV, Pipe Lay & Sub-Sea Construction vessels. I have extensive experience in vessel commissioning, audits, & completion trials. Additionally I have served as Marine Representative on multiple vessels.
Having found my sea legs in 1996 on the deck of the tall ship Concordia I have never wanted to do anything else. I write about various marine topics and have been published in industry newsletters and marine websites. Following a year long hiatus to finish my Master Mariners certification I am again writing consistently and am interested in partnering up for projects that will build on my experience.
Sean Pieter Hogue
Currently trading in the North Sea, the Lewek Centurion is a pipe lay construction vessel with the capability to lay concrete coated pipe up to 36" in diameter, in 1000m of water.See more
Working as Marine Rep on behalf of BP I served on board both the Winposh Rampart and her sister ship, the Resolve.See more
The Jascon 25, a construction / pipe lay barge. Shown here salvaging the USS Guardian , a minesweeper that went aground on a reef in the Phillipines. During my time here I planned a number of heavy lift operations and executed multiple module replacements on alongside an FPSOSee more
I spent a year in the ship yard with the Sampson undergoing a major refit - including the installation of a full pipe lay system, 2 additional thrusters, and 2 more engine rooms. This was followed by sea trials and transit to the Gulf of Mexico for her first pipe lay job.See more
Fresh from conversion to pipe lay I was actively involved with commissioning and sea trials, as well as completing her first pipe lay project - the Toucan line in Trinidad.See more
Trading in the Persian Gulf, the CMaster is a highly capable pipe lay barge. While I only spent a few trips here we laid pipe non stop the entire time and I am proud to have been a member of the team.See more
The Mighty Uncle John - a versatile subsea work platform, suitable for a wide variety of tasks; from saturation diving & ROV, to well ops.See more
Working on the Fortress gave me an opportunity to see pipe lining from another angle. Acting as the chase boat for the Solitaire we tracked her progress and monitored the condition of the pipe using the ROV.See more
The Ocean Service was the ROV vessel that represented my big break into the offshore DP game. She was sold in 2007 to Nomis Shipping & has been renamed the Dea Surveyor. Since then she was sold to VOS and is the vessel pictured.See more
The Midnight Eagle was a Pipe Lay barge owned by the now defunct Torch Offshore. She was not glamorous but she got pipe off the stern, and that's what counts.See more
The Natuna was another vessel I served on as Marine Rep for BP, assisting with FMEA close outs and writing the DP procedures for vessels working in the field.See more
The first cruise ship delivered of the year 2000. She is medium sized and offered a very personal experience. I worked closely with the Safety and Security teams, running drills, performing crowd control, and whatever else was required.See more
Working on a traditional tall ship enabled me to start my career with a focus on the basics; Astral navigation, weather, marlinespike seamanship... I made lifelong friends here and it sparked a lifelong love for the sea.See more
Kongsberg DP-2 Pipe Lay Construction Vessel.
Responsible for FMEA Trials and Closeouts. I also developed the DP Operational Guidelines for the field.
DP-3 KPOS Pipe Lay Construction Barge.
DP-3 K-POS Heavy Lift Pipe Lay Vessel. She is equipped with a 1600T crane and a 375T S-Lay system by Remacut.
Kongsberg DP-2 Pipe Lay Construction Vessel.
Kongsberg DP-3 Pipe Lay Barge. Capable of handling pipe up to 42".
Cegelec DPS-902, DP-2 Dive Support and Multi-Service Semi Submersible. She is equipped with a 16 man dive spread, ROV, and twin cranes on deck capable of tandem heavy lifts.
Kongsberg DP-2 Platform Supply / ROV vessel.
The semi submersible dive support and multi service vessel that really gave me my start. She could be configured for a wide range of jobs including well intervention, core sampling, air & saturation diving, and ROV work.
Kongsberg DP-2 Pipe Lay Barge.
Kongsberg DP-2 Supply / ROV Vessel.
Kongsberg DP-2 Cable Layer.
The R-Five, owned by the now defunct Renaissance Cruise Lines, traded over in Europe. She could carry close to 700 passengers.
RoRo Container Ship running between St. John's, NF, and Halifax, NS.
Barquentine Rigged Three Masted Tall Ship. We completed a year at sea and over 30,000nm together.
Ever since I first laid eyes on a DP system - on board the CS Agile - I have focused my career exclusively on working with this technology. It was tough to get hired at first with no experience but my persistence paid off and I have been fortunate to work on a variety of ships, performing a variety of tasks.
In recent years I have been focusing on Pipe Lay and Sub-Sea Construction. Laying rigid pipe is a very particular skill set within the industry and I have worked to gain as broad an experience base as possible. I have laid pipe from ships, off barges, and have even worked on board the ROV chase boat responsible for supporting the Solitaire on an Allseas project.
My plan for the next few years is to continue gaining command experience. The role is challenging, requires constant improvement, and is extremely satisfying. I am also undertaking various Continuing Professional Development courses to aid my growth. Things such as ISM/ISPS auditing certification and Command training from the Nautical Institute. This will all be detailed below under Training.
I am a firm believer that Leadership is a process and not a position. Like any other skill it can be developed through diligent practice, consistent feedback, and self reflection.
In addition to the STCW mandated exams and certifications I am actively pursuing additional challenges and learning opportunities to both expand my knowledge of the offshore, and to facilitate my Continuing Professional Development.
Leadership is not just a set of skills or a collection of behaviors - it is character. Solid character habits define a solid character.
I attended the Marine Institute in St. John's, Newfoundland, graduating in 2002. During this time I was the recipient of the Captain Morgan's award for academic performance.
I successfully completed my unlimited Master Mariners certificate in 2012. This achievement was the ultimate goal that I set out to accomplish back in 1996 when I realized that one could make a career out of working at sea.
Ever since first laying eyes on a SDP-21 I could see that dynamic positioning was the way of the future. I completed the Basic course in 2001 and fulfilled all license requirements between 2002 and 2004. Since then I have logged over 10,000 hrs on a number of vessel engaged in diverse offshore specific tasks.
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