Graduated Sea Captain (Nautical Science) from the Stockholm Maritime Academy in 1979. I have since then hold various deck officer positions on vessels up to 130.000 tdw in the Baltics, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Latin American trades incl 19 Transatlantic crossings and 9 passages of the Panama Channel. Holding relevant STCW certificates, incl CoC STCW II/2 Master Unlimited, GMDSS GOC, SSO, CCM, ECDIS and Advanced Polar Certificate training. For the last couple of years, I have mainly served as Captain and Chief Officer on Expedition vessels from the Arctics to the Tropics. 

I have solid experience from ice- and polar navigation above latitude 80 degrees North and serve at present as Captain on the expedition vessel m/s Togo in the Arctics (ref Log book):

 Solid ISPS and ISM skills incl. the production of Safety Management Procedures and Manuals for three shipping companies. 

Hands on and hard working team player. Solid management skills. A representative appearance and an entrepreneurial mindset. Ready to entertain when appropriate (being a semi-professional musician/saxophone player). Swedish nationality Fluent in English. Speak some German and Spanish.


Expedition vessel m/s Ulla Rinmann, The Arctics

Expedition vessel m/s Togo, The Arctics

Expedition vessel R142, the Baltics

Hospital vessel m/s Africa Mercy, West Africa



  • Scuba Diving (PADI Adv. O/W) incl deep- and nightdiving​
  • Saxophone player
  • Acting (movies and commercials)
  • Travelling all over the World incl climbing the Longyear Glacier, Spitzbergen, canoeing up the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, have encountered Polar bears in the Arctic and lived with Piaori Indians in the Amazonas, been deep diving at the German Navy War Grave at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, etc.

I like to barbeque amongst friends ("If we are not 

supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?" - Homer Simpson).  Can also hit a golf ball (..but is not as sure of where it ends up). ​


  • Master                          STCW II/2 Master Unlimited


Formal education: A Sea Captain Examination from the

  Maritime Academy of Stockholm
• Medical training: Medical First Aid STCW. He has also              carried
 out Medical Doctor Studies (Läkarlinjen/Medical

  Doctor Programme) at Karolinska Institutet /

  University Hospital, Stockholm, 1978-79)
• Familiarization: Many years experience from carrying out

  crew familiarization and safety training
Team player: Solid experience from working in knowledge- 

   based organizations and in tight teams
Diving/water sports: Experienced diver (PADI

  Advanced) and enthusiastic water-skier.
• Entertainer: Semiprofessional saxophone player

  (www.ulfstrom.se ).

Sea Captain

Email:   ulf.m.strom@gmail.com

Phone:  +46 733 24 82 90



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