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Capt. David Bacon

Maritime Safety Expert

691 Camino Campana
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Phone: (805) 895-3273 Email:


Maritime safety expert for:
- Personal injuries & deaths on boats/ramps/docks/gangways/roads
- Maritime Rules of the Road and Aids to Navigation
- Damage to vessels, gear and facilities
- Sinking & drowning
- Experience on inshore and international waters, rivers and lakes


- U.S. Coast Guard Master Mariner (Captain) license
- Class A driver's license with all endorsement (for roadway and launching ramp matters)
- Federal Firearms Licensee

Previous/Current Position

30 years as a professional vessel captain and expert witness

Prof. Affiliations

Forensic Experts Witness Association member, having taken numerous instructional webinars to improve expert skills and industry understanding.


Hundreds of articles published regarding boating, angling, marine electronics, advocacy, outdoors columns, in publications including: Pacific Coast Sportfishing, Saltwater Sportsman, Western Outdoor News, Noozhawk, The Log.

Prior Expert

- Served as Expert on maritime safety/injury/death cases. Comfortable working with plaintiffs or defendants. Cases have been on the open ocean, inshore waters, harbors and marinas, rivers and lakes, and involving large vessels, small craft, and personal watercraft.
- As a professional writer, my Expert Reports tend to be compelling and help settle cases favorably. As a public speaker, I am accustomed to speaking in front of people.

Thomas R. Dyer PE


Headway Marine LLC

971 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (206) 618-8632 Email: Website:


Maritime Patents, Shipyard Pollution Histories, Naval Architecture; Maritime Standards/Practices; Regulatory Compliance; Work Boat Construction; Shipyard Management; Vessel Operations & Accidents; Seamanship, Piloting & Rules of Road; Representing Shipyards, Vessel Owners, & Seamen.


B.S. Mech. Engr.; S.M. Naval Architecture; P.E.; USCG 100 Ton Master. Qualified State/Federal Court.

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