Maritime Training Expert 528808 WA

Expertise Description

With more than 50 years maritime experience as a master marine, I have an expertise in operator training in navigation systems, trainer training in marine simulation, simulator operation and expert exercise creation, instructional design and course development for maritime training programs, mobile simulation-based navigation training, on-board type-specific training in ECDIS, legal consulting in maritime-related cases, incident reconstruction and analysis, shipboard management, maintenance, liquid cargo handling and navigation. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for more than a decade as a maritime training expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
M.A. English University of Rhode Island – Kingston RI
B.S Marine Transportation Massachusetts Maritime Academy – Buzzards Bay MA
B.A. German/English/Journalism University of Rhode Island – Kingston RI

Licenses Certifications

Licensed as Master Oceans Unlimited Tonnage
Fully STCW certified
Tankerman PIC – Dangerous Liquids endorsements

Awards & Affiliation

Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC)

U. S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for contributions to STCW Review “that will enhance international merchant mariner training and safety standards.”

Primary Affiliation

Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC)