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Waterfront Operations Director Selected
December 1, 2009
TAMUG is pleased to welcome Captain Allan F. Post into the newly established position of TAMUG Waterfront Operations Director. Capt. Post is a 1997 graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology and Oceanography with concentrations in marine forecasting and weather routing for ships at sea. He holds numerous maritime licenses including a Master 1600 ton inland and Great Lakes motor or steam vessels license, a Master (Non-Navigating) Passenger Carrying Barges license, GMDSS operator/maintainer license and a Third Mate motor or steam vessels unlimited tonnage upon any ocean or sea licenses. Capt. Post’s certifications include Advanced Fire Fighting, Bulk Cargo
Storage, Hazmat Handling and Storage, Inert Gas and Crude Oil Wash, First Aid and CPR with AED. He is a National Weather Service Skywarn weather spotter.
Capt. Post joins TAMUG from Star Fleet Entertainment Yachts in Kemah, Texas where he served as the Director of Operations and Development/ Port Captain. At Star Fleet he was as in charge of a fast paced daily operations of charter boat and dinner cruise company which generated upward of $3 million a year in revenue. He supervised five managers and an additional sixty staff, focusing on providing safe and high value entertainment on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. One of his proudest accomplishments at Star Fleet was leading the mitigation of the Star Fleet facilities prior to Hurricane Ike. Capt. Post contracted naval architects to design and install a hurricane mitigation system for the marina and company – a system that worked as designed with no operational loss during the hurricane.
As the Director of Waterfront Operations at TAMUG, Capt. Post is responsible for the daily management of waterfront operations including all research, training/teaching, recreational, outreach vessels and non-TAMUG vessels moored in the TAMUG Small Boat Basin and the Texas Clipper dock facility; vessel scheduling; booking and invoicing of boat trips.
He is responsible for coordinating, developing, directing and evaluating the effectiveness of all waterfront operations, training and boat safety programs for the university This includes ensuring that all vessels have all required safety equipment on board and are in compliance with all U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations and operating designations, and overall vessel operations best practices.
Capt. Post is a direct report to the TAMUG Vice President and Chief Executive Officer and will work closely with the Waterfront Safety Officer and the Waterfront Operations Board.