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Admiralty and Maritime Law Expert

This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime law. After earning his BS in marine transportation from Texas A&M University, and this expert went on to complete testing for a US Coast Guard Third Mate Unlimited Any Gross Ton License. He spent seven years sailing on various types and sizes of US Jones Act and international trading tank vessels in charge of navigation watch, cargo operations, deck maintenance and repair, and ISO/ISM safety ...

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Boating Safety Expert

This boating expert has nearly 30 years of experience in his field. He earned an AA in business administration from Rio Hondo Community College and is licensed as a captain through the US Coast Guard. In addition, he is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California and has contributed thousands of articles on fishing and boating to various media outlets. Formerly, this expert was an operations manager at Designed Programs Corporation and a technical ...

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Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture Expert

This highly-qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in the field of marine engineering, naval architecture, and shipbuilding. He has lead teams performing analysis of stability, structure, performance, safety, and accessibility. Additionally, he works directly with shipyards throughout North America during the construction process to assess quality and schedule performance and ensure compliance with contract specifications. He earned his BS in mechanical ...

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Recreational Boating Accident Investigation & Police Procedures Expert

The qualified expert is cross-trained in vessel and vehicle accident reconstruction and in homicide/criminal investigation. He has conducted more than 1,500 investigations of serious and fatal vessel and vehicle accidents, and of crimes against persons and property. He was a board member of New Jersey State Police review boards that evaluated police vehicle accidents and pursuits for compliance with state guidelines and NJSP standard operating procedures. The expert is ...

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Aquatic Safety Expert

This highly qualified aquatic safety expert is an honors graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds a PhD from Saint Louis University. He served as a Coast Guard officer for 21 years, retiring as a Commander in 1981. His service experience encompassed numerous shore and ship commands, plus Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation and Boating Safety duties. His last assignment was as Chief, Boating Safety Division, Second C.G. District, St. Louis, MO. His work in ...

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Admiralty, Maritime, and Boating Safety Expert

This expert is well versed in all areas of maritime safety and regulation. He spent 30 years in the United States Coast Guard serving as a Boatswains Mate and Chief Warrant Officer, among other positions in operations and safety. He has conducted a myriad of law enforcement boardings to ensure vessels were in compliance with federal law and safety requirements. He is Coast Guard trained in Jones Act, OSHA Regulations, ABYC standards, and SMS (Safety Management Systems) ...

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