SafeShip Services, LLC

Captain Jeffrey A. Perlstein
Master Mariner

Jeff Perlstein graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. During the first five years of his career, he served as Mate and Master of ocean towing and salvage vessels engaged in towing oil rigs and barges, anchor handling, and rig supply in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and West Africa. While serving as Chief Mate, his vessel successfully salved the Nigerian Navy Corvette Erin Omi from the beach outside of Lagos, Nigeria. He also salvaged the supply boat Acadian Freedom from the Escravos River jetty.

As Captain, his salvage tug salved the cruise ship Royal Viking Sky from coral reefs outside of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Sailing deep sea, he attained his USCG Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons Upon Oceans. He has sailed as Chief Mate of crane ships, geared and non-geared container and RO-RO ships, tankers, a missile tracking ship, and tween deck freighters. As a junior officer, he served aboard a geared bulk carrier, tween deck freighter, trailer ships, and an ocean surveillance vessel. He has sailed as Safety Officer of passenger ships, responsible for all aspects of onboard safety and training.

He has supervised USCG mid-period and COI inspections, SOLAS, and ABS inspections. He has participated in dry dockings, a major shipyard conversion, and acceptance sea trials of more than 30 newly built container ships, tankers, MSC Fleet Oilers, and Expeditionary Sea Base ships. He has served as a Master of tankers, Con-Ro’s, a passenger ship, Military Sealift Command Fleet Replenishment Oilers, and Expeditionary Sea Base ships. He is a certified International Ship and Port Facility Security Code Train the Trainer (CSO/SSO/PFSO) and Lloyd’s Register International Safety Management Code Internal auditor, Maritime Labour Convention-2006 inspector, and Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau, AWO RCP auditor. He holds OPITO, T-HUET certification, required for travel offshore by helicopter. He is a USCG-approved instructor, qualified assessor, MCA-approved instructor, and designated

In 2013 he retired from active sailing and now operates his consultancy, SafeShip Services. He is privileged to have participated in Operation: Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Sortie, and Iraqi Freedom. He served in the United States Naval Reserve, retiring with Commander’s rank. He resides in South Florida with his wife, daughters, and three dogs.


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Master Mariner