Randall L. Pinetti, Captain Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:


Keywords/Search Terms:

Marine Casualties/Accidents, Maritime Root Cause Analysis, Ship Pilot, Shiphandler, Channel Vessel Interaction, Navigation Safety Regulations, Anti-Terrorism, Anti-Piracy, Shipboard Safety/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/Evaluation Incident Investigations/Root Cause Analysis Oil Spill Response/Recovery Shipyard/Drydock Repairs and Accidents Risk Assessment/Decision Making Shipboard Crew Performance – Culture and Diversity Simulator Evaluation/Programming Captain, USNR (Ret.): Surface Warfare Officer, Merchant Marine Officer Master Mariner, Unlimited Tonnage Upon Oceans, STCW 95, 2010, 2017 compliant First Class Pilot - Unlimited Tonnage, 32 years - greater than 5000 ships piloted San Francisco Bar Pilot (16 yrs) Los Angeles Port Pilot (4 yrs) Chevron Shipping Port Captain/Mooring Master, Barbers Point - Oahu, Hawaii (8 yrs) Master, Tanker & Cargo Vessels (3 yrs) Kuwaiti Pilot, Iraqi Freedom Two: Port Al-Shuaiba, Muhammed Al-Ahmed Naval Base (2 yrs) Lightering Master-Military Sealift Command (2 yrs) 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 Incident Commander: 25,200 gallons Hawai'i fuel oil spill response/recovery Manned Model Schools: Port Revel, France; Warsash, England; Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia Shiphandling Instructor: MSI San Diego, NAB Little Creek, US Naval Academy