Expert 524260 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years of Maritime experience with expertise in marine transportation operations, marine construction contracts, marine construction management, claim analyses; nautical sciences such as navigation, piloting, seamanship, shiphandling, rules of the road, meteorology, vessel stability, and cargo handling. I have additional experience in maritime claims involving bulk carriers, petroleum tankers, cargo vessels, roll on/roll off vessels, passenger vessels, oceanographic research vessels, tugboats/towboats, petroleum and bulk products barges, oil-drilling rigs, crane and dredge barges, offshore supply vessels, ferries, commercial fishing vessels, oil spill response vessels and recreational boating craft from personal watercraft (jet skis) to megayachts. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 519780 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have spent over 30 years in the Merchant Marine and Offshore Oil/Gas Industries with a particular focus in Structural steel/aluminum design and analysis; Due diligence support to ship owners/operators; Advisor to US Port Authorities on connection of merchant ships to Shore Power ("Cool Ironing"); and the Project management of large engineering projects (Structural, Electrical, HVAC, Piping, Outfitting, Machinery / Equipment installations, Hydraulic systems). I have experience with Oversight and budget responsibilities for large complex marine engineering projects, naval architecture, and structural engineering with design and construction in both steel and aluminum.

Expert 520115 - PA

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience working in the petroleum and renewable fuels industry, I have spent my career focusing in the product areas of gasoline, diesel fuel, marine fuel, biodiesel, biofuels, jet fuel, heating oil, and fuel additives. I have also spent time providing consultations as a petroleum expert witness in Pennsylvania.

Expert 519763 - TX

Expertise Description

My career in Maritime Operations has spanned more than 40 years with a particular focus in transportation. I have also worked with International Shipping, Maritime Law, Freight, International Trade and internal and external ISM, ISPS audits. For over 25 years, I have offered my services as a Maritime Operations expert witness in Texas by providing consultations, as well as deposition and courtroom testimony.

Expert 520189 - LA

Expertise Description

My background in the fields of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering spans over 45 years with expertise in the design, analysis, and consulting of vessel types include tanker, dry bulk, container, ro/ro, passenger, supply, research, diving support, jack ups, floaters, dry docks, etc. and have complied with applicable ocean or inland rules and regulations. I have additional expertise in producing a large number of trim and stability booklets and personally conducting a large number of inclining experiments and deadweight; sea trials; surveys; thruster installations for dynamic positioning; mooring and anchoring systems; conversion projects and new vessel designs. I have prior expert witness and testimony experience.

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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 505662 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 50 years of experience in the Maritime field with expertise in ship agency, port terminal operations, and stevedoring. I have experience with cargo vessels, development and design of new ships, other marine transport, and cargo handling systems. I have also provided planning, analysis, research, business development, government affairs assistance, and sales representation. I am also familiar with new shore erosion abatement technology. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 505672 - FL LA

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in Admiralty and the Maritime industry with expertise in all marine vessel operations. I have experience in marine safety, marine accidents, casualties, marine insurances, vessel inspection, ship management, crewing, chartering, fuel procurement and bunkering, port and terminal operations, heavy lift, offshore operations, stowage and stability, barge fleets, seamanship, towing, weather routing, stevedoring and cargo operation. I am a successful senior executive with experience across a wide range of commercial and operational activity in three countries. The non-regulated cargo that is primarily transported are: oilfield drilling fluids (calcium chlorid, calcium bromide, and zinc bromide), oilfield exploration and production wastes, liquid fertilizers (UAN, ammonium thiosulfate), petrochemical manufacturing by-products, various wastewater cargo, molasses, and other cargo that fall into this category. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 503848 - WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the Marine-Petroleum Industry with expertise in helping clients understand and mitigate risk in chartering and operating petroleum tank ships. I have experience with voyage and time charter petroleum tanker operations, tanker inspection and vetting administration, due diligence review of tanker and barge fleet acquisitions, incident investigation and arbitration tribunal attendance, and harbor and export system project evaluation. I have additional knowledge of offshore petroleum production; major shipyard modification program management and quality control, major oil spill response, deep-draft marine petroleum storage terminal operations, and preparation of USCG approved petroleum tanker operating procedures. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 323849 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a federal law enforcement officer and Retired United States Coast Guard Commander with expertise in maritime operations / security. I have additional expertise in search / rescue; maritime law enforcement; U.S. customs enforcement; U.S.C.G. operations; law enforcement training; use of force issues; arrest techniques; defensive tactics; impact weapons; boating safety; aids to navigation; incident management; incident investigation; officer safety and survival; and performance appraisals. I also have experience in providing classroom and practical training in general law enforcement and port security. I have served in U.S.G.C. operations centers at the Sector, District, and HQ levels.

Expert 454814 - VA

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years in the fields of design of port, intermodal and freight logistics facilities with expertise in providing innovative solutions to the many operational, planning and design issues confronting the marine and intermodal transportation industry. I have additional experience on assisting ports, railroads, and shipping companies to recognize and prepare for future market and technological changes. As a specialist in intermodal and maritime terminal design, I have worked on major port projects throughout the United States and the world, including many deep-water general cargo ports. I have over 30 years expert witness experience.

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Expert 454151 - FL

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in the field of Marine Transportation with expertise in Steam or Motor Vessels, high-speed vessels, advanced marine firefighting, distress safety systems, radar plotting, cruise, ship maneuvering, and ship maneuvering simulator. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.