Randall L. Pinetti, Captain Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Pinetti Maritime
  • Phone: (360) 488-3515
  • Cell: (415) 722-3170
  • Fax: (425) 382-2976
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:


Specialty Focus:

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


BS, US Naval Academy

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

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 Hawai'i & El Segundo Offshore Moorings, Port Everglades Harbor, St. Johns River Jacksonville Tankerman-Person in Charge Dangerous Liquids / LNG certified Shipboard Anti-Terrorism/Anti-Piracy Incident commander: 25,200 gallons Hawai'i fuel oil spill response/recovery Manned model schools: Port Revel, Warsash, NAB Little Creek VA Shiphandling instructor: MSI San Diego, NAB Little Creek, US Naval Academy