ABOUT

 I am a retired Chief Petty Officer with the United States Coast Guard where I spent 21 years in the service of others. I understand that there are a lot of things that can go wrong with a vessel over its lifetime. It is my belief that it is crucial to have an impartial set of eyes go through any potential vessel purchase, no matter the size, with your safety and security (not to mention your money) in mind. Looking beyond my decades of experience operating, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing Coast Guard assets, I am a proud graduate of the Charles F. Chapman School of Seamanship "Yacht and Small Craft Surveying" course. Additionally I am an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards Certified Technician and a member of The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) in good standing. I am here to help so please don't hesitate to reach out to me for any surveying or consultation needs you may have.

- BMC Dan Withers, U.S.C.G. (ret.)

CPO!
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USCGC Isaac Mayo
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USCG Dophin
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Air Force C5
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San Francisco Transit
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Standing Watch
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CG Dolphin HH-65
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Underway Replenishment
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Chart Preparation
USCGC Isaac Mayo
USCGC Halibut
Sector Miami

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San Francisco Transit

This photo was taken while stationed aboard the CGC STEADFAST, a 210' cutter based out of Astoria, OR. Primary missions were counter drug and migrant interdiction off the Central and South American coasts. My primary job was as the Operations Chief where I was heavily involved in the operational planning of our missions. Additionally I was responsible for all chart preparation, both electronic and paper, and as the senior Deck Watch Officer onboard I was responsible for the training and certification of all bridge watchstanders.