Expertise DescriptionI 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.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Watercraft fatality and injury; Report on requirements for strong point; Hazard analyses standards; Human factors relating to accident; Feasibility of alternative steering/braking means; Off-throttle loss of steering; Structural defects of crane installations; Root cause of defects for yacht gel coat; History of water jet propelled craft; Report on accident path reconstruction; Report on means existed prior to accident to prevent loss of steering; Patent infringement of high-speed craft hull design; Feasibility and practicality for technical solutions to low emissions ferry.
My consulting services include: Assistance in development of wave energy devices; Advice in development of coastwise (Jones Act) shipping line; Assistance in development of proposal for federal government engineering support service contract; Advice in restoration of historic ships; Due diligence review of Canadian small passenger vehicle design; Review of structure of marine shielding device; Assistance in stability review of specialized barge transport; Advice on small craft production process improvements; Technical advice on marine/shipping oriented investments; Authority to inspect ships and class the corrosion condition in accordance with specific standards.
I have significant expertise in mooring motions and loads on barges in waves, both anchored and put up on a quay. I have done plenty of studies of both anchored and docked ships.
|BS||Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture||University of California||Berkeley|
|California Professional Mechanical Engineer|
|Washington Professional Engineer|
|Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering|
|Marine Standards Technician|
|American Boat and Yacht Club|
|Ship Corrosion Assessment Technician|
|National Association of Corrosion Engineers|
Awards & Affiliation
|Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers|
|Holder of 2 U.S. patents in high speed craft design.|
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases