April 2014: “Boating Collisions… A ‘Typical’ Collision Reconstructionist Will Not Do,” was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the American Boat and Yacht Council’s quarterly periodical the Reference Point. The article is an expanded version of the December 2012 In Brief article.
March 2014: Steve offered testimony in a binding arbitration hearing before a retired judge. In 2010, a passenger aboard a pleasure vessel sustained a serious back injury when she, another passenger and the vessel’s operator were launched from their positions within a fast-moving vessel. The three were launched when the vessel’s operator improperly steered the vessel toward a large swell to engage it bow on. The judge found that the vessel operator failed to abide of the ordinary practice of seamen when he applied an unsafe vessel maneuvering technique to transit the swell and when he failed to appropriately prepare for the cruise. The seriously injured passenger was awarded $950,000.
February 2014: Steve co-instructed a block of instruction on boating accident investigation and reconstruction. The instruction was offered at the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) Annual Training Seminar in Oklahoma City, OK. Steve is an IAMI member and an IAMI Certified Marine Investigator.
December 2013: “Boating In New Jersey … The Least You Need To Know,” was published in the December 2013 edition of the New Jersey Association for Justice’s monthly periodical In Brief. This article lists the requirements for persons desiring to operate pleasure vessels upon New Jersey waters.
December 2012: “Boating Accidents… A ‘Typical” Accident Reconstructionist Will Not Do,” was published in the December 2012 edition of the New Jersey Association for Justice’s monthly periodical In Brief. The article lists the attributes a “qualified” boating accident reconstructionist should have.