SHARPE SURVEYING & CONSULTING
Expert Consultant / Witness
Marine Accident Investigator andCoast Guard Regulatory Enforcement Expert
Over twenty two years as Independent Marine Surveyor and Legal Liability Consultant / Expert plus 20 years as a U.S. Coast Guard Officer involved in commercial vessel inspection and accident investigations.Established as an Expert Witness in civil and criminal litigation.Unbiased, Professional Opinions.
July 1999 to Present: Marine Surveyor, Accident Investigator, and Marine Industry Consultant. Conducting condition & value purchase and insurance surveys on yachts and small craft as an independent marine surveyor. Conducting damage surveys on vessels for insurance claims. Consulting with the commercial vessel industry in the capacity of marine surveyor and liaison between the commercial marine industry and regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard. Consulting as an expert with admiralty attorneys regarding civil and criminal actions related to the marine industry. SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor as of November 2001. SAMS board of Directors VP of testing.
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Prior Military Service:
U.S. COAST GUARD Commissioned Officer; 23 May 1979 to 31 May 1999.Chief Casualty Investigations Department, Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay: June 1996 to May 1999Assistant Chief Inspections Department, Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay: July 1995 to June 1996Chief Inspections / Investigations Department, Marine Safety Office San Juan, Puerto Rico: July 1992 to July 1995Staff Member Compliance & Enforcement Division, Coast Guard Headquarters Washington, D.C.: May 1988 to July 92Supervisor Marine Safety Detachment, Key West, Florida: June 1984 to May 1988Inspector / Investigator trainee, Port Arthur, Texas: July 1981 to June 1984Student Engineering Officer, USCGC TANEY: June 1979 to July 1981 Memberships in Organizations:
SAMS® (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) Accredited Marine SurveyorABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council)NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)SNAME (Society of Navel Architects and Marine Engineers,IAMI (International Association of Marine Investigators)Boat U.S. (National organization lobbying for safe boating)U.S. Sailing (National organization promoting organized sailing)USCG Alumni Association