Panel Presentation with Melonie Abernathy from Watermark Yacht Charters & Cruises in Annapolis, Rick Luliucci from Vane Brothers Company, and Captain Dale Plummer from TowBoatUS.
The speakers will provide insight into their companies and how they operate on the Chesapeake Bay. They will discuss what qualities they look for in captains when hiring, describe their hiring process for licensed captains and what they expect them to do on a daily basis. All three speakers will remain for questions and answers following the discussion.
This meeting will be most beneficial for those CPACA members who want to put their licenses to work in a full or part-time basis and the general public that is interested in working as a licensed captain.
Speaker: Captain John Colgan, Operations Manager, Maryland Pilots Association (MPA)
Captain Colgan will provide a history and overview of the Maryland Pilots; discuss how the Pilots interact with local captains; share some best practices or ways our CAPCA members can help the Pilots; and spend a few minutes answering questions from the group. This will be a very informative discussion, rich in Chesapeake Bay history.
Speaker: Anna Mudd, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Outreach and Advocacy Manager, will join us to discuss their recent State of the Bay report, efforts to address the floating debris that impacts boaters on the Bay, ways licensed captains can help their organization, and answer questions from the group.