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  • Company: Alan Ross Hugenot Inc.
  • Phone: (415) 531-6172
  • Cell: (415) 531-6172

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:


Keywords/Search Terms:

Maritime Casualties, Personal Injury, Root Cause Analysis, Ship-handling, Sailing yachts, Motor yachts, Charter contracts & disputes, Sail Racing Rules, Jones Act, Dis-masting, Capsizing, Sinking, Collisions, Yacht Design & Engineering, Boatyard repairs, Insurance disputes, Cruise ships.


Associate of Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Merchant Marine Officer, Master Mariner, Near Coastal Inspected Passenger Vessels, Steam Motor & Sail for 34 years. STCW 95 and Radar Observer Unlimited, Navigation, Safety Regulations, Shipboard Safety/Security, Deck Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Experienced Towing & Rescue of Yachts and Small Craft. Maritime Smuggling. Naval Architect-Marine Engineer, Full Member SNAME 40 years, Expert on Diesel failure analysis, Experienced Engine Rebuilder, Engine replacements, Electrical Propulsion Controllers, Solar Panels & controllers, High voltage storage batteries, Diesel generators & Inverters, 12VDC, through 96VDC. 125VAC & 240 VAC. Expert on all shipboard mechanical systems, fuel oil, lube oil, fire protection, all piping and pumping, HVAC, • Chairman, SNAME Motor Craft & Service Craft Panel (SC-4) Small Craft Technical & Research Committee (Since 2006). • Principal National Fire Protection Association-NFPA Motor Craft Committee (2011), • Member of five American Boat and Yacht Council-ABYC Project & Technical Committees Control Systems, Electrical, Electrical Componets, Engine & Powertrain, Hull Piping • Member American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning-ASHRAE (1992) Yachts & Small Craft Surveyor, (SAMS-AMS 2004), Member Association of Certified Marine Surveyors (2010), Qualified USCG Fishing Vessel Inspector (1999), ASA Certified Coastal Cruising & Navigation Instructor (since 1989). Qualified Expert in multiple Federal & state courts throughout USA. US Virgin Islands & American Samoa.