—I first came to Alaska in 1981 being stationed in Ketchikan at the Coast Guard base, which was also a vessel repair facility. I returned to Alaska in 1986 after being stationed on two different large Coast Guard Cutters in Portsmouth, VA. Seward is where I met and married my wife Elaine. After being stationed in Seward for three years we moved to Astoria Oregon where I was stationed on a 180’ buoy tender. Two years later I came back to Alaska onboard the Roanoke Island (110’ patrol boat), stationed in Homer, AK. After three years in Homer we returned to Seward for another four-year tour about the Mustang (110’ patrol boat). I have spent a lot of time in ship yards and performing vessel inspections at sea. From large sea going freighters/tankers all the way down to pleasure craft. I spent twelve of those years in Alaska.
Damage control is a key component in vessel survival and with that you must know how a vessel is constructed. I conduct vessel inspections thoroughly looking for structural stability and operational effectiveness. Through years of sailing the oceans and the Alaskan waters I have an advantage of experience between vessel and ocean. For more information please visit our website at MarathonMarineSurveyor.com or call (907)422-7191.