Rules Of The Road Expert Witness

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Rules of the road 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 rules of the road. The rules of the road expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accident Reconstruction and Maritime.

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Edward Sinclair, Captain

Juneau, Alaska
Maritime - Navigation, Navigation Safety, Rules of the Road, NAVRULES, Pilot, Piloting, Boating
Professional Licenses • Master, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License 1600 Gross Register Ton (1990) • Master, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner License Any Gross Tonnage (2002) • First Class Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2004) • Deputy Marine Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2006) • Marine Pilot, Southeast Alaska (2010) Education • Bachelor of Science – Marine Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy (1982) Employment • U.S. Coast Guard Assignments  USCGC WOODRUSH Sitka, Alaska: Operations Officer (1982-1984)  USCGC PENOBSCOT BAY New York, New York: Executive Officer (1984-1986)  U. S. Coast Guard District 17 Juneau, Alaska: Search and Rescue Coordinator, Admiral’s Aide, Operations budget manager (1986-1988)  USCGC BISCAYNE BAY St Ignace, Michigan: Commanding Officer (1988-1990)  U. S. Coast Guard District 11 Long Beach, California: Section Chief, Office of Aids to Navigation, Admiral’s Aide (1990-1993)  USCGC POLAR STAR Seattle, Washington: Operations Officer (1993-1995)  U...

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 &...

Randall L. Pinetti, Captain Pinetti Maritime

Everett, Washington
Maritime - Marine Casualties and Accidents, Ship Pilot, Shiphandler, Channel Vessel Interaction, Oil Spill Response, Navigation Safety Regulations, Anti-terrorism, Anti-piracy, Shipboard safety and security, Rules of the Road, Maritime simulation development, Seamanship, Cargo Surveyor
Expert Shiphandler: Pilot and instructor Bridge Resource Management instruction and evaluation Marine casualties, simulations, and investigations Oil spill response and recovery Shipyard/drydock repairs and accidents Risk assessment and decision making Shipboard crew performance – culture and diversity Simulator evaluation/programming Captain, USNR (Ret.): Surface Warfare Officer, Merchant Marine Officer Master, Unlimited Tonnage Upon Oceans, STCW 95, 2010, 2017 compliant First Class Pilot - Unlimited Tonnage, 30 years - greater than 5000 ships piloted San Francisco Bay & Tributaries (15 yrs), LA Port Pilot (4 yrs), Chevron Mooring Master Barbers Point & El Segundo (8 yrs) Kuwaiti Pilot, Iraqi Freedom Two: Port Al-Shuaiba, Muhammed Al-Ahmed Naval Base Lightering Master-Military Sealift Command (2019-present) Pilotage endorsements: San Francisco Bay & Tributaries, Stockton & Sacramento, Monterey Bay Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors, Hawai'i State Pilotage (all harbors), Chevron Haw...