Below Deck: Meet The Engineering Officers


“Being a role model is the most powerful form of education.”

From the moment cadets boarded the TS Kennedy on January 2nd, the learning began.  In the Engine Room, cadets were taught, guided, inspired, motivated, directed, and supported by five great role models.  These five men encouraged cadets to take risks, face challenges with confidence, and work as a team. 

engineering team in dress white uniforms

Thanks to these role models, 1/C cadets are leaving the TS Kennedy ready to tackle passing the U.S. Coast Guard exams, graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and securing a job in the industry.  3/C and 4/C cadets are leaving the TS Kenney with a firm foundation that they will continue to build upon in the years to come. 

Cadet Chief Mate, 1/C Eli Gibbons
Eli will graduate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in June.

Chief Engineer, Tim DeMoranville

Tim graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1996.

1st Engineer, Christian Teague
Christian graduated from Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2004.

2nd Engineer, Dave Maccini
Dave earned his licenses through maritime trade schools.
He is also the club hockey head coach.

3rd Engineer, Leonard Martin
Leonard graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2008.