Navigation Expert Witnesses

Navigation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on navigation. The navigation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Engineering, Management, Maritime, Orthopedic Surgery, and Sports Medicine.

Afshin Arianjam, MD, FAAOS, FAAHKS

Claremont, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Joint Preservation, Cartilage Restoration, Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Robotics, Navigation, Fracture Care, Stem Cell, Biologics, Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation and Total Joint Replacements. I'm an active Team Physician for a local university, and take call at a Level 1 Trauma Center. I take pride in my excellent bedside manner and reputation. Renaissance Scholar, Magna Cum Laude, University of Southern California Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Fellow of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Extensive experience with complex shoulder, hip, and knee cases: Joint Preservation: including cartilage transplantation, biologics (PRP/ stem cell/ amnion), reconstructive ligamentous surgery, and meniscal repair /transplantation, rotator cuff repair, labrum, shoulder instability. Modern Joint Replacement: minimally invasive robotic knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, navigation-assisted partial / total knee replacement, and total/ reverse shoulder replacement. Acute Trauma: Takin...

Michael C. Monastra, Captain Offshore Nautical LLC. Seamanship/Maritime Consultation

San Diego , California
Maritime, Maritime - Seamanship, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, USCG Navigation Rules, Bareboat Charter contracts and disputes, Racing Rules of Sailing, Jones Act, Injuries, Accidents, Dismastings, Sinkings, Collisions, Allisions, Navigation, Engineering, Boatyard and Insurance Company repairs and disputes.
Professional Sailor since 1989. USCG Licensed Captain since 1990. World Sailing Group 3 (professional) Competitor since 2004. (retired) US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea certification 2004-Present ASA certified Advanced Sailing Instructor 1992-Present ASA certified Coastal Navigation Instructor 1991-Present ASA certified Bareboat Chartering Instructor 1991-Present US Powerboating certified Advanced Powerboating Instructor since 2010. (retired) RBPA certified Twin Inboard Powerboating Instructor 2009-Present RPBA certified Single Inboard Powerboating Instructor 2009-Present RPBA certified Directed Thrust Powerboating Instructor 2009-Present Owner Offshore Nautical LLC. Seamanship/Maritime Consultation. Established 2008 Owner Privateer Maritime Inc, San Diego Sailing Academy and San Diego Powerboating Academy established 1989. I retired from on the water instruction in December 2021. I am an expert in seamanship, navigation, boathandling, docking, anchoring, mooring, and man overb...

Christopher K Wilson

Redwood City, California
Automotive Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Navigation, Map, Vehicle Safety, Diagnostics, Crash Sensing, Transportation Systems, Vehicle Systems, Data Analytics, Intellectual Property, Fleet monitoring, Fleet management, Usage Based Insurance, Crash Reconstruction and causation.
I have been providing testifying expert services for 9 years focusing on Intellectual Property and vehicle accident assessment for issues related to vehicle sensors, telematics, and data systems. I have provided reports and testimony on IPRs, infringement, validity and crash causation. I developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle safety systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, V2X, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operations, ATIS, tolling, data analytics, GIS) to provide various trans...

Captain John G. Jacobsen

Miami, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty Law, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, AZIPOD Ships, Podded Ships, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Container Ship
After attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Captain Jacobsen served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine for nine years. He sailed in many positions, attained his master’s license, and has been a Port of Miami harbor pilot since 1994, including serving as Chairman. He has piloted yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including Azipod ships, podded ships, freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise ships, passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Jacobsen is a member of a yacht club in Miami where he serves on various committees. Captain Jacobsen remains an active pilot and avid boater to this day. Harbor Pilot: actively providing State & Federal licensed pilotage services to all types of ships, including Azipod ships, cruise ships, NeoPanamax container ships, tugs & barges, yachts, and other vessels of unlimited size and tonnage in Port of Miami. Have co...

Captain John C. Timmel Starboard Ten Maritime Expert Witness Services

Tampa, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Sailboat, Sailing, Jet Ski & PWC
Captain Timmel began his professional career after attending New York Maritime College serving as an officer in the US Merchant Marines for seven years. He sailed in many different positions, attained his Master’s license, and has been a Tampa Bay harbor pilot since 1989, including serving as President. He has made over 6,500 transits piloting yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise and passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Captain Timmel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York Maritime College teaching shiphandling, piloting, watchstanding practices, and seamanship to cadets aboard their training ship, the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI, during Summer Sea Terms. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Timmel served as Youth Sailing Director, Fleet Captain, Governor, and Commodore of the Tampa Yacht Club and is serving as a Director, Gulf Coast Fleet Captain &...

Donald Kinsey Kinsey Marine Services

Maritime - Navigation, Towing Vessel Operations, Articulated tug/barge operations, Subchapter M Compliance, Petroleum Barge Operations
NAMS - CMS 146 - 983 Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau Certified auditor and surveyor Subchapter M Dry Dock and Internal Structural Examiner !600 Ton Master Oceans, Master of Towing Vessel Oceans Extensive experience as Master of Articulated tug/barge units as well as conventional tow wire and rope towing Marine Surveyor as well as Compliance Surveyor and Auditor Ran a high School level towing vessel vocational program using a donated towing vessel for entry level deckhands through the Virginia Community College Vocational Training System Instructor in "Welfare to Work" training program through the Virginia Port Authority

Captain Peter McGuiness American Maritime Information Service LLC

Vancouver, Washington
Maritime, Management - newbuilding sea trials, bridge resource management, watchkeeping, watchstanding, navigation, shiphandling, tanker operations, cruise ship operations, quality and safety management systems, ISM Code, ISPS Code, regulations for preventing collisions at sea (“Rules of the Road”), teaching and training
Highly accomplished shipmaster and manager of over thirty years’ commercial maritime industry experience. EXPERIENCE -- Newbuilding sea trials shipmaster (over 100 sea trials in over 50 new ships) -- Operations, health, environment and safety superintendent -- Quality and safety management system lead auditor -- Shipmaster and officer in commercial merchant ships on international and US coastwise voyages -- Appointed shipmaster of a new refined products tanker in US coastwise service, at age thirty -- Served as second mate and chief mate on four maiden voyages, two on new trade routes for the respective shipowners EXPERTISE -- Command in newbuilding sea trials -- Bridge resource management, watchstanding, watchkeeping, navigation, shiphandling -- Petroleum tankship operations -- Tanker Management Self-Assessment 3 (TMSA3) -- Cruise ship operations including operation of their tender boats and rescue boats -- Design, administration and audit of quality management syste...