Announcing “Guidelines for Marine Forensic Investigations”

  “Guidelines for Marine Forensic Investigations” has been submitted to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) for publication in time for the first ever “International Marine Forensics Symposium” to be held April 3, 4, 5, 2012 in … Continue reading

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Appointment to National Marine Forensics Committee

I’m proud to announce that I have been appointed member of the national marine forensics committee for SNAME. ( The Society of Naval architects and Marine Engineers). http://www.sname.org/Home/   Home – Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers www.sname.org  

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Press Release: 2012 International Marine Forensics Symposium

James Cameron, Oscar Award-winning Director of Titanic, to be Featured Speaker The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) jointly updated information regarding the 2012 International … Continue reading

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International Marine Forensics Symposium: call for papers

The symposium, scheduled for April 3-5 of 2012  in Washington DC is looking for scientific papers on the following topics  that  are not yet  assigned: Historical shipwrecks  ?  merchant/commercial ships Andrea Doria (Pierette Simpson and Bill Garzke) Titanic Hull Failure … Continue reading

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I have been promoted…

…to being a member of the steering committee for planning the  first International Marine Forensics Symposium in DC  next spring.  I feel honored to be working with some of the nation’s top  naval architects, and marine engineers, and  researchers.   Additionally,  … Continue reading

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International Marine Forensics Symposium Call For Papers April 30, May 1&2, 2012

International Marine Forensics Symposium Call For Papers April 30, May 1&2, 2012 Sponsored by: Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Marine Forensics Committee Marine Technology Society American Society of Naval Engineers Gaylord National Hotel Washington, DC Keynote Speaker Mr. … Continue reading

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Key Considerations of Marine Forensic Investigations

•A plan for the operation and dives *Equipment *Personnel on dive team *Weather window *Depth and location of vessel to be examined •Current structural and arrangement plans of vessel •Repair and modification records of vessel •Ship log (if it survived) … Continue reading

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Publication of "The Loss of Andrea Doria"

Today, a technical paper that I co-authored with naval architect and friend, William Garzke, goes to publication. This is a proud moment for me. It is an opportunity to help humanity—specifically in contributing to passenger safety on our seas. This … Continue reading

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Unpredicted Results

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” –Winston Churchill What better time to reflect upon the strategy and results than at the beginning of a new year? Every author hopes that their never-ending pursuit of success … Continue reading

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