Expertise DescriptionI have over 45 years of maritime experience with a focus 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 provided deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as a maritime expert witness.
Areas of Expertise
At a Maritime consulting firm for over 26 years, I provided specialized services in marine transportation operations, marine construction contracts, marine construction management, claim analyses and litigation support.
I have extensive first-hand knowledge of marine transportation operations in ocean, coastal and inland venues, as well as shore-based marine terminal and long shoring operations, acquired through senior-level supervision of same in both seagoing and shoreside management positions. On the basis of my training and experience, I am a recognized expert in marine transportation operations, including nautical sciences such as navigation, piloting, seamanship, ship handling, rules of the road, meteorology, vessel stability, cargo handling, etc. I also have considerable experience with, and am a recognized expert in, the myriad regulations applicable to marine transportation and marine construction operations of authoritative agencies such as the Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping, OSHA, and customary industry practices for proper compliance with such regulations.
I have considerable prior experience in defending business entities that rent jet skis to “same day users” and later become involved in lawsuits arising from operator error of the rented unit…
|B.S.||United States Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point||NY|
Holds a Coast Guard-issued license as Master and First-Class Pilot for vessels of any size