BOATING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-042422
The qualified expert is cross-trained in vessel and vehicle accident reconstruction and in homicide/criminal investigation. He has conducted more than 1,500 investigations of serious and fatal vessel and vehicle accidents, and of crimes against persons and property. He was a board member of New Jersey State Police review boards that evaluated police vehicle accidents and pursuits for compliance with state guidelines and NJSP standard operating procedures. The expert is ...
Expert Witness: E-000466
This highly qualified aquatic safety expert is an honors graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds a PhD from Saint Louis University. He served as a Coast Guard officer for 21 years, retiring as a Commander in 1981. His service experience encompassed numerous shore and ship commands, plus Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation and Boating Safety duties. His last assignment was as Chief, Boating Safety Division, Second C.G. District, St. Louis, MO. His work in ...
Expert Witness: E-009341
This expert is well versed in all areas of maritime safety and regulation. He spent 30 years in the United States Coast Guard serving as a Boatswains Mate and Chief Warrant Officer, among other positions in operations and safety. He has conducted a myriad of law enforcement boardings to ensure vessels were in compliance with federal law and safety requirements. He is Coast Guard trained in Jones Act, OSHA Regulations, ABYC standards, and SMS (Safety Management Systems) ...

BOATING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Defective Electrical Wiring Allegedly Causes Yacht Fire BOATING Expert Case

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Atl. Specialty Ins. Co. v. Porter, Inc. Citation: 742 Fed. Appx. 850 Facts This case involves a yacht caught fire. The plaintiffs, the insurer and the ow …

Ferry Collides With Sailboat During Holiday Weekend BOATING Expert Case

Ferry Collides With Sailboat During Holiday Weekend

This case involves a collision between a ferry and an anchored sailboat in Connecticut on a holiday weekend in the summer. The operator of the ferry decided to cut across the marina, misjudged the current, and collided with the anchored boat. The owner o …

Intoxicated Boat Operator Causes Fatal Accident BOATING Expert Case

Intoxicated Boat Operator Causes Fatal Accident

…  involves a group of individuals who were injured while boating at night. Allegedly, the individual who was operating the vessel was …  the other individual was severely injured. An expert in boating safety and operations was sought to discuss boating safety protocols …

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection BOATING Expert Case

Yacht Explodes Following Negligent Inspection

This case involves a man who purchased a yacht at a marina in Connecticut and ordered an inspection before buying. During the inspection, it was noted that the starter required replacement. Shortly after the man bought the boat, it was held by the dock fo …

Negligent Boating Operation Causes Collision BOATING Expert Case

Negligent Boating Operation Causes Collision

…  shoulder and neck injuries to the anchored boat captain. A boating operations expert with experience as a tugboat captain was sought to …