Canaveral Pilots

Ben Borgie

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⚑ Unit “Mike”
⚑ California Maritime Academy, 1996 – Summa Cum Laude
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2003
⚑ President, Florida Harbor Pilots Association 2020
⚑ Co-Chairman, Canaveral Pilots since 2011.
⚑ Awards: Personally congratulated by President Bush for “Life Saving Efforts at Sea” in 2003

Douglas Brown

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⚑ Unit “Lima”
⚑ Maine Maritime Academy, 1982 B.S. Nautical Science with a minor in Naval Architecture
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2002
⚑ Co-Chairman 2011 – 2016
⚑ 2017 Space Coast Public Service Award for Distinguished Merit
⚑ Member Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Steve Gasecki

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⚑ Unit “India”
⚑ US Merchant Marine Academy, 1981
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 1994
⚑ Vice President, Florida Harbor Pilots Association 2008 – 2016; Treasurer 2004 – 2008
⚑ Co-Chairman, Canaveral Pilots 2008 – 2011
⚑ Awards: United States Merchant Marine Expeditionary Award; Medal Operation Desert Shield 1990; Desert Storm 1991 – Warren Leback Maritime Administrator; Governor Meritorious Service Medal 1991 – Governor of Guam; General Dynamics Corporation Distinguished Service Award 1990 – James Mellor, President & CEO

Richard Grimison

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⚑ Unit “Kilo”
⚑ US Merchant Marine Academy, 1986
⚑ Webster University, MBA, 2015
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Licensed Federal Pilot since 1992
⚑ Panama Canal Pilot 1997-2000
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2000
⚑ Co-Chairman, Canaveral Pilots 2008 -2011
⚑ President, Propeller Club of Port Canaveral 2014
⚑ Awards: U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Merit; Propeller Club of Port Canaveral Member of the Year 2011, 2017; International Propeller Club Member of the Year, 2017.

Niall Kennedy

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⚑ Unit “Quebec”
⚑ Texas A&M Maritime Academy, 2007
⚑ BS, Marine Transportation/Maritime Administration Minor
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Deputy Pilot Port Canaveral since 2018

Matt Lynch

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⚑ Unit “Oscar”
⚑ California Maritime Academy, 1996 – Summa Cum Laude
⚑ Tulane Law School, J.D., 2005, Maritime Law Specialty Certificate, Magna Cum Laude
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2013

Brendan McMillin

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⚑ Unit “November”
⚑ US Merchant Marine Academy, 1991
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2004
⚑ Co-Chairman, Canaveral Pilots 2016 – Present
⚑ Cape Canaveral City Council Member 2015 – 2017, Mayor Pro Tem 2016-17.
⚑ Awards: Walter P. Moran Seamanship Award
⚑ Affiliations: President of the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral 2011-2012; Member Navy League

Lou Mello

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⚑ Unit “Juliet”
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 1998

Sean Morrissey

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⚑ Unit “Papa”
⚑ Maine Maritime Academy, 2002
⚑ BS, Marine Transportation Operations
⚑ Unlimited USCG Master License
⚑ Licensed Federal Pilot since 2012
⚑ Port Canaveral Pilot since 2015
⚑ Awards: Recognized by USCG for Rescue at Sea in 2007.  Coast Guard Achievement Medal as Coast Guard Reserve Officer, 2004.