John P Daly Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Maritime and Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

Marine Engineering, Loss of propulsion, Engine Failure, Bunker Fuels, Allisions, Fire Investigations, Equipment Failures, OWS


BSc Marine Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy; Diploma in Marine Surveying, Lloyds Maritime Academy

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Mr. Daly is an accomplished marine engineer with nearly 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. Mr. Daly has been contracted as an expert witness on behalf of vessel owners and other interested parties and as a consulting expert on behalf underwriters and on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Daly is a marine surveyor and the owner of, and principal surveyor for, Daly Marine Services LLC. Daly Marine Services LLC specializes in Hull & Machinery surveys. He has conducted investigations and reported on issues including loss of propulsion, engine failures, fuel quality disputes and fuel related casualties, equipment failures, machinery space fires, structural damage, vessel sinkings, emission cases, personal injuries and other casualties on behalf of ship owners and underwriters. His background includes experience as an operating engineer responsible for a variety of steam and motor propulsion plants and electrical and auxiliary systems on board various types of merchant vessels including: Ro- Ro’s, Oil and Chemical Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Passenger and Container Vessels. He gained extensive managerial experience sailing as Chief Engineer from 1991 through 2010 on vessels of both steam and motor propulsion. During this period, he headed the operation, maintenance and repair, logistics and purchasing, safety, environmental, payroll and budgeting programs and assisted in formulating business plans of various merchant vessels. He has extensive training and hands on experience in marine safety and environmental systems and programs. Mr. Daly has also worked as a marine engineering consultant and as a marine superintendent.