Expert 520816 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have worked for over 25 years as a Chemical Engineer and Naval Specialist. I also have SCUBA dive experience with security swims, underwater ship's husbandry, and Dry-Docking inspection. I have additional expertise in Disabled Submarine/Submersible Rescue Response, managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel, Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle, Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), and Submarine Rescue and Chamber at-sea operations. I have also spent more than a decade providing consultations and deposition as a chemical engineering expert witness in Southern California.

Expert 417115 - NJ

Expertise Description

My background has spanned over 40 years in the field of Maritime Engineering. My extensive experience includes working with marine torts and claims, design error, construction error, personal injury, liability and avoidance in marine design and construction, operation procedures, management procedures, design procedures, production quality control, shipbuilding practices, shipbuilding contracts, naval architecture, marine engineering, and subcontractors. I have also been working as a maritime engineering expert witness in New Jersey for more than two decades.

Expert 505431 - AL AK AZ AR CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have 35 years of experience working in the field of nautical charts and US Coast Pilots. Nautical charts are considered to be legal documents in a court of law. The status that is afforded to these products is supported by the methodology at which these data are gathered, processed, and applied. The components of charts and Coast Pilots are separately gathered by field personnel, processed, and submitted for application to charts, Coast Pilots, or both. Components of charts include water depths from hydrographic surveys, the shoreline of adjacent land, prominent topographic features, aids to navigation, and other navigational information including geographic names. Coast Pilots include geographic names and chart numbers, channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation. Nautical charts and US Coast Pilots are skillfully reviewed to ensure high accuracy standards before publication and release to the public. My experience includes a strong understanding of how data are gathered and processed in the field and latter compiled and applied to both products. This experience includes Operation Officer for gathering hydrographic surveys, three sea assignments aboard Oceanographic Ships using nautical charts and US Coast Pilots, and many assignments that lead to their final outcome as legal documents.

Expert 503916 - CT

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the Marine industry with expertise in Loss Control. I have experience with expediting, bill of lading, terminal due diligence as well demurrage services. I have additional experience with vessel loading and discharging. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 42142 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

S.A.M.S., N.A.M.S., I.A.M.I. – Consulting expert specializing in marine survey / investigation. Has more than thirty-five years of experience as a commercial vessel owner / operator. Expertise includes: condition and valuation of vessels, trip and tow surveys, salvage and recovery, offshore and onshore facilities / construction, heavy lifts, anchor handling, deep water moorings, ships management systems, oil spill response, recovery, and containment, Hazardous Materials (H.A.Z.M.A.T.), tank barges, ship handling, insurance fraud, loss prevention, damage assessment, and hurricane catastrophe teams. Member, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (S.A.M.S.). Member, National Association of Marine Surveyors (N.A.M.S.). Certified Marine Investigator, International Association of Marine Surveyors (I.A.M.I.). Prior expert witness experience. Consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42385 - AL FL GA SC

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience as a fire and explosion investigator with determining the origin and cause of fires and explosions. My specialized expertise includes marine investigations, both surface and subsurface. I have the experience and equipment (Side Scan Sonar and ROV's) for determining the origin and cause of fires and explosions on burned sunken vessels, with complete documentation, including underwater video. My expertise also includes investigations into the case circumstances, preparing legal documentation, research, testing and preparation of completed report findings with on-site photography of vessel, vehicle and structure cases. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 344465 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in Meteorology. I specialize in the investigation of various oceanographic and meteorological phenomena, primarily as they relate to offshore and coastal activities, and the preparation of reports in response to specific client requests for meteorological and oceanographic data. My areas of expertise as a climatologist, include joint frequency of occurrence, design wind and wave data, climatological studies, general weather data, and extremal analysis at sites worldwide. I have additional knowledge in the field of physical oceanography, marine meteorology, weather forecasting, extreme cyclone winds, and the Integrated Ocean Observing System. I have prior expert witness experience.