“CAPT Tortora is proactive and forward-leaning. He is constantly looking at how to better the ship, better the process, and better the logistic support.” —ADMIRAL NORA TYSON, 2011-12, U.S. Navy, Commander, USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group
CAPT Sean Tortora is the President of Long Island Maritime, LLC, providing highly credentialed MasterMariners, Marine Engineers, and Naval Architects as experts and consultants for the Maritime Industry. This includes maritime vessel operations, maritime systems operations, maritime litigation subject matter expertise, maritime logistic consultants, and maritime training consultants and instructors.
CAPT Sean Tortora is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Marine Transportation at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. He specializes in maritime firefighting, bridge resource management, towing operations, maritime law and regulations, and marine simulation.
CAPT Sean Tortora served as Master with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) capping a full career with MSC consisting of numerous Commands-At-Sea on various types of vessels and missions. Having decades worth of experience, he led diverse, challenging at-sea missions directing underway replenishment, logistic policy, procedures, and systems, special operations, vessel towing and salvage, and rescue operations. CAPT Tortora served as the Ship’s Commander with final accountability for all ship and mission functions and operations while directing the management safe navigation, 250+ person crew supervision, vessel and crew physical safety and security, vessel seaworthiness, stability, trim, and vessel logistics.
CAPT Tortora is also an unlimited Master of towing vessels and Master of underway replenishment vessels. During his career at sea, Capt. Tortora had command of vessels which included tankers, dry cargo, break bulk, ammunition, ocean towing and salvage, special mission, as well as Underway Replenishment (UNREP) vessels having conducted well over 2000 Underway Replenishments.
CAPT Tortora is a native of Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and holds a master’s degree in International Transportation Management and a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler. He has served in the first Gulf War — Operation Desert Storm / Desert Sortie 1991-1992, Operation Noble Eagle — the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and the second Gulf War — Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2002-2010.