Capt. Daley holds a US Merchant Mariners License
with two Oceans Master endorsements:
- Self Propelled, Unlimited Tonnage
- Auxiliary Sail, 100 GRT
Capt. Daley holds a Vanuatu Mariners License
with the same two endorsements that are on his
Capt. Daley holds an unlimited DPO certificate
issued by the Nautical Institue.
He has over 1300 days of DP experience.
Capt. Daley holds a US FCC GMDSS license,
a Vanuatu GMDSS license and a US FCC "ham"
radio License - call sign KG6OFU.
Capt. Daley is a licensed engineer in the
State of Texas. Currently his license is
in inactive status.
Capt. Daley holds an FAA Airline Transport
(ATP) license with captain ratings for Learjet
and Boeing-737. His instructor license
Capt. Daley is an Associate Fellow
of the Nautical Institute, whose objective
is to provide the strongest possible professional focus,
dedicated to improving standards of those involved in
control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute
as an international centre of nautical excellence.
Capt. Daley is a member of the Society of Naval
Architacts and Marine Engineers (SNAME), whose mission
is to advance the art, science and practice of naval
architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering
and other marine-related professions.
Capt. Daley is a professional member of the Association
of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP), working to
develop national quality standards for the training and
qualification process of crane operators and those who
perform rigging activities. ACRP provides a training
and certifications Program Quality Verification, which
reviews developed programs prepared by professional
and corporate training and certification groups.
Capt. Daley graduated from MIT with degrees in:
- BS Mechanical Eng.
- MS Mechanical Engineering
- MS Nuclear Eng.
He also earned an MBA from OSU.
Capt. Daley is a member of the US Coast Guard
Auxiliary. He volunteered time serving on the
As coxswain he was in command of auxiliary patrols. As
vessel examiner he assisted the public to comply
with Coast Guard regulations about their boat.
As instructor he taught all of the boating and
navigation classes offered.
Capt. Daley is a certified crane operator
and riger under API RP 2D guidelines.
Steam & MOTOR Ships
Capt. Daley served on oilfield vessels in the Norwegian North
Sea such as the Micoperi-26, a self-propelled
derrick crane ship, as a Phillips Petroleum's
company engineer supervising the construction of
the Eldfisk 2/7 B complex. During one storm, he
experienced 85 foot seas while underway on the Micoperi-26.
Capt. Daley volunteered his time on the SS Lane Victory,
the last working World War II Victory Ship. From 2003 he
worked as an AB & helmsman and from 2011 as a deck officer.
Capt. Daley served as an AB helmsman on Military Sealift Command's tanker, USNS John Lenthall based in Norfolk, VA,
sailing primarily along the east coast of USA.
Capt. Daley managed and captained Entheos, an Azimut 46,
for Catherine Bell, star of JAG, a TV series. He delivered it
from Seattle, WA to Marina del Rey, CA.
Capt. Daley managed and captained this Fairline 64
going from Michigan to Washington,
down the Snake & Columbia Rivers,
up to Vancouver, Victoria & Princess
Louisa Inlet, British Columbia, Canada then
down to Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo
and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and
finishing in Santa Barbara, CA.
Capt. Daley has made numerous powered boat deliveries between
Marina del Rey, CA and Ensenada, Mexico. For example the
70 ft. Motu Te Miti shown was delivered to Marina del Rey.
The owner was given instruction by Capt. Daley until he
was comfortable handling her.
Capt. Daley learned to sail in a Tech Dinghy
at the MIT Sailing Pavilion
in Boston's Charles River in 1969.
Starting in the late 1970's Capt. Daley owned a Hobi Cat 16
for 10 years sailing many
lakes in Oklahoma & Texas.
Capt. Daley owned, raced and chartered his Newport 41s,
Principessa. He won numerous regattas in Texas and
California, including the 26 week Sunset Series of
California Yacht Club (CYC).
Beginning 2001 Capt. Daley made numerous sailboat
deliveries to and
from Ensenada, Mexico and Marina del Rey, CA.
This one one of the first,
the personal Catalina 42 of the owner of Catalina yachts
sold to a local LA couple.
Capt. Daley was the master of crewboats operating in
Louisiana, Mexico, and Brazil. Several deliveries were
made between these countries. Some crewboats were DP 1.
Capt. Daley was the master of Fast Supply Vessels (FSV 175's)
operating in Louisiana, Rio de Janeiro and São Luís Maranhão,
Brazil. Deliveries were
made between some of these ports. These are DP 1 vessels.
Capt. Daley was the master of old style OSV's ranging
from 133 ft. to 200 ft. in Mexico.
Capt. Daley was the master of Platform Supply Vessels
operating in Louisiana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea &
Gabon. These are DP 1 vessels with an LOA of 207 ft. LOA &
gross tonnage of 1,624.
Capt. Daley was the master of GPA 670 vessels.
He delivered one (the Gubert Tide) from
Singapore to West Africa, rounding the Cape of Good Hope.
Also worked vessel in
Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Namibia & Moçambique.
These are DP 2 vessels with an LOA of 240 ft. LOA &
gross tonnage of 2,308.
Capt. Daley was the master of VS-480 vessels in
Ghana, Equatorial Guinea & Cameroon.
These are DP 2 vessels with an LOA of 261 ft. LOA &
gross tonnage of 3,183.
Capt. Daley owned N6848G, a Grob 103B for five years.
He instructed in it and set a national speed record
on an out and return course.
Capt. Daley learned to fly and began giving flight
instruction in single engine Cessna aircraft.
Capt. Daley has flown captain on Beech Baron 58's
for over 1,000 hours primarily on cargo runs.
Capt. Daley managed and captained N3858C, a Riley
421C turboprop. He has over 2,000 in this aircraft.
Capt. Daley has a Learjet type rating
on his Airline Transport (ATP)
pilot's License. He has several hundred hours of
flight time in Learjet as captain.
Capt. Daley has a Boeing 737 type rating on his
ATP pilot's License. He has less than 50 hours of
flight time in a Boeing 737 as captain.