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Capt. David G. Bacon

Santa Barbara, California
Maritime Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - boat, boating , ship, accident, pleasure craft, yachts, seaworthiness, captain, crew responsibilities, marine electronics, navigation, equipment failure, vessel collision, damage, sinking, drowning, vessel operations, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, liability, jet ski, kayak, SUP, surfboard
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain, is available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel sinking. Passenger interaction and education is an area where many liabilities are generated and I can help with those issues. I have served as a vessel charter captain, 28+ years in industry, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation, boating accidents, slip & fall, seaworthiness, marine electronics, navigation and rules of the road, expert writer and public speaker. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy before they cause problems. I drove passenger buses and vans for 2 years with no accidents nor injuries. I ho...
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Richard Marzano Independent Consultant

San Francisco, California
Maritime Expert Witness - Longshore Industry, Maritime Labor Consulting, Stevedoring, Longshoremen, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Longshoring, Longshore Jobs, Labor Relations
Richard Marzano has spent 25 years in the longshore/maritime industry, working in both marine terminal operations and labor management, becoming a West Coast longshore expert. With nearly 15 years in labor relations, bargaining with the ILWU and administering the ILWU-PMA Agreement(s), Mr. Marzano has in-depth knowledge of ILWU (longshore) hiring and employment practices and processes, working and dispatch rules, benefits administration, the ILWU-PMA grievance procedure, and the Agreement's reasonable accommodation process re. the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in US West Coast ports.
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Michael C Monastra, Captain Monastra Maritime Expert Witness

San Diego , California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Seamanship, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, USCG Navigation Rules, Bareboat Charter contracts and disputes, Racing Rules of Sailing, Jones Act, Injuries, Accidents, Dismastings, Sinkings, Collisions, Allisions, Navigation, Engineering, Boatyard and Insurance Company repairs and disputes.
Professional Sailor since 1989. USCG Licensed Captain since 1990. STCW 95 endorsed for domestic service. World Sailing Group 3 (professional) Competitor since 2004. US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea certification since 2004. ASA certified Advanced Sailing Instructor since 1992. ASA certified Coastal Navigation Instructor since 1991. ASA certified Bareboat Chartering Instructor since 1991. US Powerboating certified Advanced Powerboating Instructor since 2010. RBPA certified Twin Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Single Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Directed Thrust Powerboating Instructor since 2009. Owner San Diego Sailing Academy and San Diego Powerboating Academy established 1989. I am an expert in seamanship, navigation, boathandling, docking, anchoring, mooring, and man overboard recovery techniques as related to large and small sailing and motor yachts.
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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle, Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 5 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with di...
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Gregory M Tylawsky Maritime Expert Group, Inc.

Santa Rosa, California
Maritime Expert Witness - Nautical Rules of the Road, Harbor Navigation & Piloting, Ship Handling, Seamanship, Ocean Navigation & Route Planning, Heavy Weather Avoidance, Container Stowage & Securing, Shipboard Safety & Security, Wave, Wake, Surge Damage, Personal Injuries, Jones Act Claims, Safety Management Systems
Capt. Gregory M. Tylawsky, MBA, AFNI SHIPMASTER | FIRST CLASS STATE PILOT Captain Gregory M. Tylawsky is the founder and President of Maritime Expert Group, Inc. Captain Tylawsky has served the citizens of California as an active San Francisco Bar Pilot since 2010, beginning training in 2007 after 23 years at sea as Third, Second, and Chief Officer, culminating in seven years of numerous commands around the globe as Permanent Master with Maersk Line, Ltd. Captain Tylawsky attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he earned an MBA in International Finance and Organizational Behavior in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1984. As Master of the first US Flag Ship to enter the war zone in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Captain Tylawsky is a recipient of the Merchant Marine Expeditionary Award. Captain Tylawsky’s extensive training and rare combined experience as both an Unlimited Shi...
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John G. Jacobsen

Miami, Florida
Maritime Expert Witness - Admiralty, Marine
Active Harbor Pilot providing State & Federal licensed pilotage services to all types of ships, tugs & barges, yachts, and other vessels of unlimited size and tonnage in Port of Miami. Have conducted over 11,000 safe transits, docking, undocking, and anchoring maneuvers. Available to provide expert witness services pertaining to piloting, ship handling, seamanship, navigation, International and U.S. Inland Rules of the Road (COLREGS), and commercial and pleasure craft operations and safety regulations.
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Arlen M Leiner AAC Marine Experts, Inc.

Bradenton, Florida
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Marine Engine Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Boat and Ship Construction, Boating Accidents, Workboat, Fishing Boat Accidents, Passenger Ship accidents, Boat and Ship Collisions, Boating passenger injuries
C/V of CAPTAIN ARLEN LEINER (1) Numerous experiences as certified expert witness in the Marine Field in the past 38 years, including Diminished Valuation, Accident Reconstruction, Vessel collisions, Sinking’s, Fire Reconstruction, Injury and Death, Cruise ships Accidents, Jones Act investigations and noncompliance, Boat Construction, Repair and Quality Control, Marine Engines and Installations, Testifying in the United States, Great Britain, BVIs, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, France, Poland and Greece. (2) Experience with Docks (loading and unloading), Boatyards, and Marinas and Marina Dockage, Boat Construction, Repair and Quality Control, Boat and Ship Construction, as well as Management of New Construction and Repair. (3) Experienced boat builder Ocean Horse Label (before HIN’s) 178FRP Commercial boats, 3 Steel, 3 Aluminum, 7 Wood, 8 sail 5 FRP and 3 Steel, and from 2007 on under the AMS HIN Experienced and licensed operator (Master since 1963). (4) Experienced Marine Engineer Lic...
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Leonard Nero, MS Nero Environmental Resource Organization

West Palm Beach, Florida
Environmental Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Sovereignty land, sovereignty submerged land, submerged land, state land, piloting, seamanship, navigation, boat handling, riparian rights/issues, boat building, essential fish habitat, seagrass survey, SCUBA instructor/diver, USCG licensed captain, public speaking, teaching
With over 60 years on, in and under the water and wetlands as a boatman, marine biologists, oceanographer, licensed mariner, diver; polar explorer (Mount Nero, Antarctica) and environmental professional at the Federal and State levels, Mr. Nero brings to bear a level of interdependent expertise that is functionally multifarious and impressive.
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Jeffrey A Perlstein SafeShip Services, LLC

Plantation, Florida
Maritime Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Navigation, Rules of the Road, Towing, Tugs and Barges, Safe Work Practices, Safety Management Systems, Vessel and Facility Security, Crew Training, Passenger and Cargo Vessels, Container Ships, Regulatory Compliance, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Cargo Stowage, Stability, Surveys
I am a ship master, who has operated a maritime consultancy here in South Florida for the past ten years. During my sailing career I worked on ocean going towing vessels, towing-supply vessels engaged in rig supply and rig moves, container ships, general cargo ships, bulk carriers, roll on-roll off ships, trailer ships, crane ships, tankers, passenger ships, a missile tracking ship and a spy ship. As a subject matter expert I have worked with admiralty attorneys in Florida, New York City and the Gulf of Mexico. I am experienced, proficient and versed in the following competencies. Piloting, the COLREGS, vessel navigation and ship handling. The use of mooring equipment and ground tackle. Vessel stability, cargo handling and stowage. Opening and closing of hatches and holds, ramps, side ports and water tight doors. Hull preservation and maintenance and safe work practices. Operation of vessel survival craft. Operation of ships cargo gear to include container gantries, booms, cranes, a...
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Henry W Pickersgill, CMS, SNAME

Jupiter, Florida
Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Boats marine survey, yachts accidents, yachts fire, yachts marine survey, boats accidents, boats fire, shipyard billing, marine contracts, boat insurance disputes, yacht insurance disputes, boatyard billing, yacht appraisal, boat appraisal, Admiralty
Henry Pickersgill has decades of marine survey experience, especially with yachts, both power and sail. His survey work involves classic sailing yachts to high-tech sportsfisherman to motor yachts. He is megayacht experienced and has international survey experience leading survey teams in Europe and the Caribbean. He is a Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) by the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal) and certified as a Marine Engineer (SNAME) by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Mr. Pickersgill's marine survey experience includes pre-purchase, damage claims, yacht/boatyard service/repair/restoration disputes, insurance disputes, voyage, new construction, accident investigations and expert witness/trial work.
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Captain John C. Timmel Starboard Ten Maritime Expert Witness Services

Tampa, Florida
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Admiralty Law, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Sailboat, Sailing, Jet Ski & PWC
Captain Timmel began his professional career after attending New York Maritime College serving as an officer in the US Merchant Marines for seven years. He sailed in many different positions, attained his Master’s license, and has been a Tampa Bay harbor pilot since 1989, including serving as President. He has made over 6,500 transits piloting yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise and passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Captain Timmel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York Maritime College teaching shiphandling, piloting, watchstanding practices, and seamanship to cadets aboard their training ship, the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI, during Summer Sea Terms. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Timmel served as Youth Sailing Director, Fleet Captain, Governor, and Commodore of the Tampa Yacht Club and is serving as a Director, Gulf Coast Fleet Captain &...
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Anthony L Bocchichio, PE Beacon Scientific, LLC

Severna Park, Maryland
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Investigation, Fire Origin and Cause, Collision Analysis, Human Factors, Maritime
Mr. Bocchichio is a Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years of professional experience conducting forensic engineering investigations, including expert testimony in multiple local and federal court venues. Mr. Bocchichio is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, holds accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR #2061), Certified Fire & Explosion and Vehicle Fire Investigator (CFEI/CVFI), and Certification as a Bosch CDR (Crash Data Retrieval) Technician and Analyst.
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CAPT Sean P. Tortora, MS, USMS Long Island Maritime, LLC

Long Island, New York
Fire Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Maritime / Marine Casualties, Admiralty, Maritime / Marine Collisions, Allisions, and/or Groundings, Marine fire / Marine fires / Marine Firefighting, Towing, Navigation Law, Underway Replenishment , Maritime Accident Investigations / Analysis / Consultation, Cargo Claims, Seaman Claims
CAPT Sean P. Tortora, M.S., U.S.M.S., is a Master Mariner with twenty-five years at sea. He is also an unlimited Master of towing vessels and Master and Commander of U.S Naval underway replenishment vessels. During his career at sea, CAPT Tortora had command of many different classes of vessels, including tankers, dry cargo, break bulk, ammunition, ocean towing, and salvage, special mission, as well as underway replenishment vessels. CAPT Tortora is a native of Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and holds a BS in Marine Transportation and MS, with honors, in International Transportation Management, both from the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler. He has served in the first Gulf War 1991-1992, Operation Noble Eagle—the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and Operation Iraqi Freedom—the second Gulf War from 2002-2010. CAPT Tortora’s decorations include U.S. Navy MSC-Command-at-Sea Designato...
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John M Walker, CEng,CMarEng,FIMarEST, SAMS AMS Aqualis Braemar

New York, New York
Engineering Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Marine, Ship, Shipyard, Ship building, ship repair, maintenance, Yacht, super yacht, engine, Boilers, Turbines, Bunkers, Salvage, Hull, Machinery, Cruise Ship, Maritime, accident investigation, root cause, fuel, lubricants, failure analysis, ISM, SOLAS, USCG, tug, barge, classification society, marine diesel, azipod
Has acted as an expert for shipowners, engine/equipment manufacturers and insurance Underwriters in high profile marine and energy casualties, both in the United States and worldwide. Prominent speaker at marine industry events. Course lecturer marine casualty and salvage. • Experienced hands-on Marine Engineer and Chartered Engineer(CEng), Surveyor and Consultant with 26 years in the marine industry • Project management, fleet maintenance, and new construction; cruise ships, mega-yachts and refrigerated cargo ships • Design and construction planning of marine power plants and propulsion systems • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST) SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: • Cruise ships and superyachts; new building and repair management • Casualty Investigation • Root cause analysis of major incidents and failures • Diesel-electric and azipod propulsion • Gas turbines propulsion, large crosshead type, medium, and high-speed diesel engines • Refrige...
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Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Engineering Expert Witness, Human Factors Expert Witness - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...
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Reginald E. McKamie, MBA, CPA, JD, Attorney

Houston, Texas
Maritime Expert Witness - Captain, Seaman, Gangway, Master Mariner, Seamanship, Boat, Ship, Collision, Deck, Shipboard Safety, Allision, Cruise
Captain McKamie has 48 years of experience in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore. Captain McKamie is a licensed Unlimited Master Mariner for over 33 years and is a retired U. S. Navy Captain. At sea Captain McKamie was Captain of a very large crude carrier that traded on U. S. domestic and international voyages. While in the Navy Captain McKamie taught shiphandling to Prospective Commanding Officers and Prospective Executive Officers at the Navy School for Shiphandling. Ashore Captain McKamie has management experience in vessel manning, crew training and marine insurance. McKamie, a graduate of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York might assist you in matters involving marine cargo, marine insurance, marine casualties, marine collisions, marine navigation, marine seamanship, deck seamanship, marine allisions, marine rules of the road, seamanship, seaman claims, marine radar, International Safety Management Code (ISM) application, SOLAS, marine safet...
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Gerald Nielsen Ocean Ridge Maritime Consulting LLC

Montgomery, Texas
Maritime Expert Witness, Oil and Gas Expert Witness - Marine Survey, Offshore Drilling, Drillships, MODUs, Marine Assurance, Offshore Assurance, Marine Safety, Offshore Safety, Drilling Rigs, Compliance, Rig Acceptance, Offshore Drilling Units
Actively engaged in the Maritime and Offshore Industries with 35 years experience as Marine Engineer, Surveyor, Auditor, Executive, and Project Manager. Recent experience with Marine Survey, MODU Reactivations, MODU Stacking activities, Regulatory Audit (SOLAS and MARPOL), and Project Management. Developed Environmental Compliance Program for Cruise Line, DOJ approved Auditor for ECP Compliance Audits. Held USCG Chief Engineers License, Certified Project Management Professional, Class Society Marine Surveyor, Director of Maritime Audit for major Cruise Line, Project Manager for Stacking and Reactivation of Drillships and Semi-Submersible Offshore Drilling Units. Available for Expert Witness and Litigation Support in both Maritime and Offshore Industries. Safety, Risk Assessments, Environmental, Regulatory Compliance, Rig Assurance, Marine Assurance.
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Robert B. Woodruff, Captain U.S. Navy (Ret) RICHMOND CONSULTING GROUP

MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia
Maritime Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Marine Engineering, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Manufacturing Product Liability, Naval Ship Operations & Maintenance, Shipyard Const., Ship Casualties & Accidents, Program Mgmt. Consultant, Power Generation, Government Contracts & Claims, Ship Design & Repair, Naval Architect, Turbines & Generators
My years of active duty were spent in ship design, construction, operations, and overhaul. This included destroyer type tours as Chief Engineer/Assistant and Repair Officer on a nuclear certified destroyer tender. Two tours were at naval shipyards that overhauled destroyers, aircraft carriers, and nuclear submarines. MIT graduate studies centered on the propulsion systems of ships. RICHMOND CONSULTING GROUP was formed in 1996 as a sole proprietorship with minimal overhead. MOST RECENT ASSIGNMENTS have been providing asbestos exposure analyses for Navy/commercial crews and shipyard workers. Practice has included more than seventy-five cases with law firms nationwide. Engagements include document research and analysis, notarized reports, and preparation for deposition and trial testimony. With a comprehensive understanding of shipboard steam system valves, turbines, piping, and pumps, my first step is to advise client of the extent of the plaintiffs proximity and likely exposure to a...
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Randall L. Pinetti, Captain Pinetti Maritime

Everett, Washington
Investigation Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Ship Casualties & Accidents
Ship pilot and instructor Vessel & shipboard casualty forensics & simulation Bridge Resource Management Vessel operations and safety, Navy ship operations Oil spill response and recovery Shipyard project oversight Captain, USNR(Ret.): Surface Warfare & Merchant Marine Officer Master, Unlimited Tonnage Upon Oceans, STCW 2010/2017 compliant First Class Pilot - Unlimited Tonnage 29 years > 5000 ships piloted at 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-Ocean Shipholdings/Military Sealift Command (2019-present) Pilotage endorsements: San Francisco Bay & Tributaries, Stockton & Sacramento, Monterey Bay Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors, Hawaii State Pilotage (all harbors), Chevron Hawaii & El Segundo Offshore Moorings, Port Everglades Harbor, St Johns River Jacksonville Tankerman-Person in Charge Dangerous Liqui...
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