Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: BassLine Consulting
  • Phone: (360) 620-5916
  • Cell: (360) 620-5916

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Maritime and OSHA

Specialty Focus:

Maritime Shipboard Safety, Marine Casualties and Accidents, Maritime Worker Injuries, Vessel Safety Inspections, Fishing Vessel Safety, Maritime Safety Management Systems, Seamanship


Bachelor Of Science, Business Administration, Grantham University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

I have over 35 years of experience in the maritime sector. I served for just shy of 30 years in the US Coast Guard as a deck watch officer, Officer in Charge of various commands, and retired as a Master Chief Boatswains Mate. In addition to my Coast Guard background, I have experience in vessel construction project management, and most recently as the safety director for a fishing company that operates large factory trawlers involved in at sea seafood processing. As a fishing company safety director, I have extensive experience in vessel safety inspections, identification and mitigation of hazards, development of comprehensive programs to ensure crew/employee safety, incident and accident investigations, root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions, mitigation of risk through engineering design and programmatic changes. Education, Certifications and Training include: -Bachelor of Science, Business Administration -Board certified Safety Management Specialist (BCSP) -Member of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) -Maritime Safety and Health Specialist certificate issued by University of Washington DEOSH -OSHA Certified Safety Outreach Trainer -DNVL Incident Investigation and Incident Prevention -Process Safety Management (Shipboard Ammonia Systems) -Numerous OSHA courses taken through University of Washington DEOSH program including fall prevention, confined space entry, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection and control of hazardous energy.