Meet our First Mate ...
First Mate Chris Cooke
First Mate Chris Cooke.
First Mate Chris has been a Mate-in-training with us for the past couple of years. He is an extraordinary hard worker who will go above and beyond to fufill the needs of the crew & customers.
Chris is our resident 'MacGyver' who is able to figure out and fix most any problem that may arise. Chis is a quick study and we wouldn't be surprised if one day he was the Captain of his own charter boat!
Chris served in the Army National Guard where he was a First Responder at the World Trade Center after 9-11. He went on to serve in Tours at Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are proud to have Chris sailing aboard the Orient Star IV. He is a true American hero.