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 7139 - CA(S) CO

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience as a practicing attorney specializing in transportation, aviation, and maritime law and policy. My expertise includes: cargo (including loss and damage); transportation (trucking, air freight, boat); freight forwarding; cargo, hull, and marine insurance; international / domestic trade; air carrier liability litigation; export management; logistics; and recreational boating. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42120 - HI MI

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in aquatics facility operations, water recreation and safety, boating accidents, beach accidents, and related issues. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 34378 - MD

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. My expertise includes: small crafts, fishing vessels, recreational boats, yachts, ferries, shipyard productivity and claims, and offshore oil exploration. My additional areas of expertise include: slip and falls on ships, oil barges, worn non skid, commercial fishing boats, recreational boat accidents including outboard motor steering failures, PWC accidents, outboard motor support failures, off-throttle steering, boat collisions and allisions, falls aboard and overboard, high speed craft, primary and secondary structural failures, propellers, stability standards, and federal and industry boating safety standards compliance. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 11434 - AR CA(N) CA(S) NV

Expertise Description

I have many years experience in maritime issues. My areas of expertise include: boat, marine and ship systems; marine maintenance, repair and safety; boating accident reconstruction and investigation; maritime and admiralty litigation; and yacht delivery. I have experience operating vessels up to 225 feet and 1231 gross tons. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 10972 - CA(N) FL HI

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in naval architecture. My expertise includes: surface propulsion applications, sea trials & analysis of high speed amphibious vehicles, tank testing of propulsion systems, and vessel motion analysis. I have provided expert consultation in the areas of collision reconstruction, stern drive failures, yacht sinking, fishing vessel capsizing, and injury resulting from vessel motions, propeller contact, and other causes. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.