The Maritime Site is a blog about commercial shipping, the offshore oil and gas industry, recreational boating, nautical science and other topics of interest related to the maritime industry.

The author at the helm of the family boat.

The author, Capt. Ben Dinsmore, at the helm of the family boat H2O Therapy.

Captain Ben Dinsmore is the founder and editor of The Maritime Site.

He currently sails as Captain/OIM on a large oil exploration and research vessel (drillship) operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

He is a 1999 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, former lieutenant in the United Stated Navy Reserve (honorable discharge), a USCG licensed Master Mariner of Unlimited Tonnage, a USCG licensed Offshore Installation Manager (Unrestricted) and a graduate of the the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.).

His writings have appeared in a variety of maritime trade publications including Professional Mariner and gCaptain and he is the author of the eBook How to Get a Job on an Offshore Oil Rig.

On his days off he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, cruising around Casco Bay [Maine] in his family’s Grady White, and writing maritime related articles for this site.

He lives in Maine with his wife and three children.

Ben can be reached at or you can view his profile on LinkedIn by clicking the link below:

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