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Walter S. Laird, PE, CFI, CMI

Consultant's Location: Annapolis, MD

Main Office: Annapolis, MD
Richmond, VA

Contact Info: 804.357.1870

Summary:

Retired Naval Surface Warfare Officer

U.S. Naval Academy Faculty, Officer In Charge of Yard Patrol Craft. Directed Midshipmen seamanship  training that included ship handling, Rules of the Road, and coastal navigation.   Professional sailing and seamanship instructor at the Boston Sailing Center.   Sailboat racing skipper and assistant coach for USNA Dinghy Racing Team.  Rear Commodore of Sail at Chautauqua Yacht Club in charge of Race Committee and protest resolution regarding Rules of the Road.  Personally re-powered and rebuilt a 42 foot Bristol Trawler. Merchant Marine Credential, Transportation Worker Credential.

  • Marine accident reconstruction
  • Boatcrash and collision analysis
  • Vessel and equipment failure analysis
  • Fire origin and cause
  • Corrosion failures
  • Mechanical maintenance and engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Mechanical engineering, metallurgy and materials
    engineering.

Discipline Detail:

Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture

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