Captain Rodney Petersen
Senior Captain, Rodney Petersen, was born in Sydney as the fourth generation seaman of his family. He spent much of his early years on the tug boats, ferries and cruise boats with his father, and hanging out with his grandfather down at his boat shed and on his boat.
As he grew up he would go game fishing with his dad during the school holidays and he would also work on the cruise boats as a deck-hand.
Rod was then employed in the family business "Gone Fishing" Charters on the Gold Coast where he accumulated his sea time, and put in charge as Manager of the fleet of three boats whilst completing his Commercial ticket.
Now, after many years in Licensing Training, he is Head Skipper / Head Trainer and Director of Australian Boat Safe Licence College.
Captain Rodney Petersen's qualifications are :-
- Unrestricted Coxswain
- Marine Radio Operator
- St John's Senior First Aid
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
- Blue Card (working with children)