• United States Navy Decompression Schedule

  • Marine Surveyor Standards

  • California State Compensation and Insurance

  • United States Coast Guard; OSHA; EPA

  • California Contractors License

  • Commercial Diving / Marine Tech - West Oahu, Hawaii

  • Community College

  • Crane, Forklift Safety Classes

  • Spanish Language Classes- California Community Colleges

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

PROFESSIONAL CAREER INCLUDES:
COMMERCIAL DIVER, DIVE SUPERVISOR, DIVE SUPERINTENDENT
UNDERWATER INSPECTOR, INVESTIGATOR
TUG AND CREWBOAT OPERATIONS MANAGER ‚Äč

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of and hands on experience in :

Emergency procedures for diving injuries including decompression sickness, embolism, diving and hyperbaric barotrauma;


I spent many years in the field and have treated decompression sickness and embolism. Operation and supervision of recompression chamber treatments, patient evaluation and diagnosis for proper treatment tables.

  • U/W salvage, towing; dredging.

  • U/W ditch preparation; mooring systems installation and maintenance.

  • Underwater drilling and blasting; painting; crane, hoist, lifts, forklift operation; welding.

EXPERTISE

  • Over 30 years of Commercial Diving experience for clients including Marine Contractors, Oil Companies, U.S. Government, State and Local Municipalities, Shipping Agents, Unions, Private Parties, Surveys of pipelines, piers, docks, and pilings.

  • Served 20 years as Operations Manager/Lead Diver on Port of Los Angeles maintenance contract. I engaged in Operations Management, Planning, Estimating, Financial Management, Contract Negotiation, Customer Service, and Network Building.

  • 25 years as Diving Supervisor with excellent safety record.

  • Operations Manager of Tugboat and Water Taxi Company. Responsibilities included Crewing, Scheduling, Customer Liaison, Sales. Jones Act.

  • Served on Union / Management Rules Committee.

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) ability facilitates communications with multicultural crews.

  • Experienced Expert Witness

  • Expert Opinions

  • Expert Reports

  • Insurance Evaluation

  • Compliance Issues

  • Accident Investigations

  • Tugs and Barges Shipping

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Robert Murphy

Maritime Consultant
  • Underwater construction and maintenance, overhaul, repair, and inspection of Coffer dams, trestles, pipeline installation.

  • Pier, pile and dock installation and repair.

  • All phases of concrete pipe installation and repair.

  • Jones Act USL&H

  • Title 26 Reports

  • Underwater Construction

  • Underwater Repairs and Evaluations

  • Scuba, Diving, Hard Suit Opinions

  • Pressurized Suit Opinions

3600 Harbor Blvd. #474 Oxnard, California 93035
Phone: (805) 509-5398
[email protected]

Experienced Maritime Consultant

MEDICAL

Robert Murphy
Experienced Maritime Consultant

  • Pile Drivers/Divers Local 2375 (Ret)

  • Maritime/Diving Accident & Collision Investigation

  • Damage Analysis

  • Contract Negotiations

  • Oral, Written, Video Documentation & Reporting

  • Association of Diving Contractors Consensus Standards, Jones Act

  • United States Longshoremen and Harbors; OPA-90; Code of Federal Regulations-14

  • University of California - Teaching Certificate Earned Spring 2010

  • University of Hawaii - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - 1972

  • Damien Memorial HS Honolulu, HI. - 1966

  • Commercial Diving Center Air/Mixed Gas and Sat Training -1978

  • Expert Witness Testifying Skills Workshop - 2006

  • Association of Diving Contractors (Inactive)

  • Historical Divers Association

Experienced expert witness and litigation consult in diving , maritime, shipping, crewing, safety, tug boats, barges . Marine construction, pipeline installation and maintenance, harbors, piers, docks, municipal facilities, and oil platforms.

Commercial diver for American Marine Corp. American Divers, Solus Ocean Systems, Projects included heavy marine construction, vessel salvage, pier dock and pile inspections; vessel inspections and repairs, dredging operations, underwater blasting. Underwater rigging; filming and photography inspections and surveys operation and supervision of decompression and recompression chambers.

  • Maritime Investigations - Accident Reconstruction

  • Commercial Diving

  • Underwater and General Marine Construction.

  • Tugboat and Crewboat Operations and Compliance

Robert Murphy

Experienced Litigation Consultant

MARITIME/DIVING SKILLS

ASSOCIATIONS