Captain Kelly Sweeney is a Master Mariner, holding the highest Captain's license the Coast Guard issues to commercial mariners. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Industrial Technology. Captain Sweeney has worked on oil tankers, container ships, oceanographic ships, high-speed passenger vessels, large oil spill response vessels, fish processing ships, ocean-going tugboats, a car carrier, and a crew boat. He continues to go to sea for a living.
In addition to his career as a mariner, Captain Sweeney is also an experienced professional writer. He is a columnist for the widely circulated magazine "Professional Mariner," and is the author of the book From The Bridge.
With his wife, Frances, Captain Sweeney also operates Maritime Headhunters, a job placement and maritime career counseling company - and encourages interested Coast to Coast AM listeners to contact him there."