As the detailed work history below illustrates, since 1979, Spellacy has been involved with almost every aspect of ship owning and operating worldwide, and particularly Eastern Canada. In particular, from 1979 to 1985, he directed all the affairs of a large and diverse shipping group and was deeply involved in the day to day details of the chartering and broking of many types of vessels. From 1996 until 2001 when he founded and was managing partner of Cape Harrison Marine, responsible for the sale and purchase of a number of vessels and, in particular, was responsible for the specifications, ordering construction supervision and delivery of two new high powered tugs. These duties involved sourcing and obtaining the finance for those activities and raising and completing all financial documentation to complete the transactions. This background uniquely qualifies for positions requiring business acumen in addition to operational expertise.