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Primary Area of Expertise

Maritime Accidents

Expert Witness Profile

I train and assess deck cadets in maritime operations, watchstanding and safety. I have been a maritime expert witness since 1998. I have served as a deck officer on large cargo ships, as well as owned and operated many sail and power vessels from 8-75 feet. My expertise is in Marine Accidents (Recreational/Commercial), Boating Accidents, Rules of the Road, Collisions, Boat Operations, Watchstanding, Seamanship, and Maritime Training and License Standards. I have three published books: Maritime Casualties: Causes and Consequences; Close Quarters: A Woman's Guide to Living and Working in Maritime Environments; The Master's Handbook on Ship's Business 3rd ed., as well as various articles and papers in maritime periodicals.

Education & Licenses

USCG Licensed Master Unlimited Tonnage/Oceans; J.D. 1995; B.S. Marine Transportation USMMA 1986