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CAPT. Sean P. Tortora

Professor, Marine Transportation

Year Started


Professional Licenses

  • Master, Steam and Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons, Upon Oceans; USCG
  • Master, Towing Vessels, Any Gross Tons, Upon Oceans; USCG
  • Master, Underway Replenishment Vessels; USN-MSC
  • STCW 95, as amended; USCG
  • Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR), Designated Examiner (DE); USCG
  • GMDSS Operator; FCC
  • Dynamic Positioning (DP)Basic; NI
  • Tanker-man, Person-In-Charge (PIC) Dangerous Liquids (DL); USCG
  • Medical, Person-In-Charge (PIC); USCG
  • Fast Rescue Boat Operator; USCG
  • Small Arms Instructor (SAMI); USN


  • B.S. Business Administration in Marine Transportation,
    State University of New York, Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler

Teaching Interest

  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM)
  • Towing and Salvage
  • Underway Replenishment
  • DP
  • Marine Firefighting

Research Interests

  • The Jones Act
  • Marine Firefighting
  • The Towing Industry
  • Maritime Logistics
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014