Expert Qualifications

This expert has been working on and with seafaring vessels for over 40 years. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.S. in Nautical Science and Marine Transportation and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master License. A retired Captain of the Untied States Navy, he served on numerous Navy warships and was the Head of Maritime Affairs for the Chief of Naval Operations during Operations Desert Storm. Throughout his career he commanded tankers, containerships, research vessels, and high-speed ferries. After retiring from the Navy he served in multiple positions in the private sector and was the Safety Manager for Norwegian Cruise Lines. In this position he was responsible for all safety related issues in the operation of 3 US Flag large passenger ships. He was responsible for training, documentation of Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping, and International Safety Management compliance for ships with 3,000 passengers and crews in excess of 900 per vessel. Currently, this expert is the Director of Maritime Relations at a leading provider of private maritime safety and security solutions, while he also serves as a Maritime Nautical Inspector for the second largest open ship registry in the world, conducting safety, International Safety Management, and Port Security Inspection audits. He is also a Visiting Professor and Deck Training Officer at a major maritime academy.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Massachusetts
  • B.S., Nautical Science and Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Licensed, Master, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Member, Boston Marine Society
  • Member, International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots
  • Member, Naval Reserve Offices Association
  • Member, Propeller Club of US
  • Member, United States Naval Institute
  • Former, Commander, United States Navy Reserve
  • Former, Safety Manager, Norwegian Cruise Lines America
  • Current, Visiting Professor and Deck Training Officer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Current, Marine Nautical Inspector, major open ship registry
  • Current, Director of Maritime Relations, major consultancy

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