Captain Jody Boudoin
Captain Jody Boudoin was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and has an extensive background in the marine industry for over 30 years. He obtained a USCG Masters of Towing Vessels, 1600 GT / 3000 ITC Near Coastal Masters License, 10,000 GT Masters of Offshore Supply Vessel License, and a Dynamic Positioning DP Class 2 Unlimited License from the Nautical Institute in London, England. Captain Boudoin has certification in safety training such as Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) by the US Coast Guard, Vessel Security Officer, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Advanced Fire Fighting, Environmental Response, and Hazardous Materials in a marine environment training under MARPOL guidelines, offshore water survival techniques, and Radar Observator Unlimited certifications. These certifications have been utilized in commercial ports such as Halifax, Nova Scotia, East Coast, Gulf Coast of the United States, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Captain Boudoin started as a deckhand at 18 years old and earned his first master’s position at 23 years old on a 110′ Harbor Tug in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, his hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He moved on to work with New York City’s harbor and towing vessels all along the East Coast. He was then recruited as a lead Captain for one of the largest offshore vessel operators in the world and spent 21 years as a Master on specialized vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Boudoin is also a past member of the United States Sail and Power Squadron and USCG Auxiliary in Lake Charles and has become an invaluable partner with Blue Star Marine.