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Boating Accident Reconstruction

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Applied Marine Technology is a National Rapid Response Team. Our employees and associates have years of experience in Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard, Mississippi River Port Pilots, Offshore Industries, as well as Inland and International Navigation and Search and Rescue. We are Licensed, Insured and Board Certified Investigators.

* William H. "Bill" Dobson, CMI, LPI
Dobson is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force, retired Lt. Colonel, Commander of the Special Operations Division of the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, with more than 35 years of public service. He is a graduate of Mandeville High School, and attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University majoring in Law Enforcement and Criminology. Dobson is the cofounder and President of Applied Marine Technology, Inc., a consulting company incorporated in 1986 that specializes in Marine Accident Investigations and Reconstruction, headquartered in Louisiana with affiliates in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Oregon. Dobson is a court-accepted expert in Marine Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Airboat Operations, Boating Safety, and Search and Rescue, in numerous Federal and State jurisdictions.

Dobson is a charter member of I.A.M.I. International Association Marine Investigators. Also a member of American Boat and Yacht Council, and a Certified NASBLA Instructor.

* Charles R. Clark, (Lt. Col. Ret.)
Charles R. Clark is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and has over 35 years of law enforcement experience having retired as Deputy Chief of Enforcement for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. During his law enforcement service he served as President of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and a Certified NASBLA Instructor.

Both Dobson and Clark are court certified experts in Boating Safety, Marine Collision Investigations and Reconstruction, Navigation, and Search and Rescue, in many state and federal jurisdictions. Both investigators have served as experts for both defense and plaintiff cases.

Education & Licenses

LA 4303-110999-LA