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Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Servicing all of Florida and the Florida keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean Islands and Central America



About Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®

Jim Kelly has been a full time Marine Surveying and Marine Consultant since 1999. He has been performing both commercial and pleasure craft Marine Surveys and Marine Insurance Inspections since 1980.

Jim graduated from Chapman's school of marine surveying for yachts and small crafts and is a member of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).

He specializes in condition and evaluation surveys for pre-purchase and marine insurance. The pre-purchase and evaluation survey includes dry-dock inspection to check vessel's wetted surfaces for structural cracks and osmotic blisters, and the testing of vessel's systems which include electrical systems, fuel system, communication and navigation electronic systems, water system, vessel's appliances and vessels propulsion system.

Jim Kelly's marine surveys are accepted by all financial institutions and marine insurance companies and he is listed on BoatUS. marine insurance/marine surveyors referral list. Jim also holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License for vessels of 1600 gross tons domestic and 3000 gross tons ITC with Celestial Endorsement and has been a U.S. Coast Guard master since 1969.


Experience and Work History


Marine Surveys by Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®< Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS® - Fort Lauderdale, Florida February 1999 to Present, Full time marine surveyor. Presently owner and Principal Marine Surveyor of Capt. B. James Kelly Marine Surveyor.

September 1998 to December - 1998, Master of 95 foot Research Vessel "URRACA" operating out of Panama City, Republic of Panama for "Smithsonian Institute". 90 Day Contract.

March 1994 to August 1998 - Owner/Master of 54 foot Motorsailor "Chelcie Marie". Cruised California, Hawaiian Islands and Mexico.

January 1990 to January 1994- Captain of 125 foot, 4,000 H.P. Ocean Tug operating out of Kwajalein Atoll, "Republic of the Marshall Islands" with the U.S. Army during the Star War Program, docking ships and towing freight and fuel barges to the island of Roi-Numor and other outer-island sites.

January 1981 to November 1989 - Pacific Maritime Consultants, San Diego, California. Marine Surveyor and Consultant. Full time Marine Surveyor for nine (9) years.

Marine Surveys by Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®< Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS® - Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 1979 to October 1980 - Master of the 225 foot Offshore Supply Vessel "Ionian Seahorse" operating out of Fort-Ta-Laza, Brazil towing offshore oil rigs to drilling locations and anchor handling.

January 1979 to September 1979 - Master of 200' Research Vessel "Energy Service I" operating out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for U. S. Navy Research towing unmanned submersibles.

January 1977 to December 1978 - Master of 185' Offshore Supply Vessel "Lincoln Seahorse" operating out of Free Port, Texas in the offshore oil and mineral industry, Gulf of Mexico.

June 1972 to December 1976 - Master of 125 foot Research Vessel "Mr. Cliff" operating out of Anchorage, Alaska working salvage jobs in the Gulf of Alaska and Cook's Inlet.

March 1970 to March 1972 - Master of 225 foot offshore supply Vessel "Young American" operating out of Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia working offshore Mineral and Oil Industry in the South China Sea and Java Sea.

Marine Surveys by Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®< Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS® - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Licenses and Certificates

Membership Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors® with AMS® status since 2001, endorsed for "Yachts & Small Craft" and "Bluewater".

Chapman School of Seamanship: Yacht & Small Craft Marine Surveying Certificate.

Licensed United States Coast Guard Master 3,000 Gross Ton Oceans.

Licensed United States Coast Guard Operator of (OUTV) Un-inspected Towing Vessels on Western Rivers & Great Lakes.

Licensed Republic of Vanuatu, Port Villa Master 3,000 Gross Ton Oceans.

Marine Surveys by Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®< Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS® - Fort Lauderdale, Florida Licensed Radio Telephone Officer-General on Ocean Going Vessels of any Gross Tons on any Ocean. Republic of Vanuatu, Port Villa license.

U. S. Coast Guard approved Radar Observer (unlimited) certificate.

U. S. Coast Guard approved Basic & Advance Fire Suppression School certificate.

Unlimited Able Body Seaman endorsed Lifeboat Merchant Marine document.

Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems Certificate. FCC, Element 7.

Marine Surveys by Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS®< Capt. B. James Kelly, Jr. SAMS® AMS® - Fort Lauderdalet, Florida Marine Radio Operators License. FCC, Element 1.

Certified Magnetic Steering Compass Repairman & Adjuster.

National Safety Council 1st Aide, CPR & Oxygen Certificate.

Passport U.S. of America, # 045546009. Expiration date, October 4th, 2009.




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