Our owner and principal surveyor
is CWO4 Lawrence P. Leonardson.
HE IS A MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR
with U.S. SURVEYORS ASSOCIATION
and a CLASS SURVEYOR with PANAMA
MARITIME DOCUMENTATION SERVICES
with 26 years experience in
the Marine Environment.
A Coast Guard veteran with 22 years
of active-duty service, 13 of those years as a Marine Inspector. He is
the president of and principal surveyor for Walke Point Marine Consultants,
Inc. which he founded in 1995. "Lenny's" experience includes having been
a fully qualified inspector for hull, structural, machinery systems and
drydock examinations. These qualifications cover cargo ships, tank vessels,
chemical carriers, barges, and passenger vessels.
This experience has aided the
marine industry in the conversion of a 760 foot Russian Flagged RO-RO to
US Flag and bringing the Ex-Presidental Yacht Sequoia under passenger vessel
certification. He is fully versed in all aspects of ASME codes and NBIC
requirements for ASME Code Shops and authorized Inspectors. He has extensive
application of SOLAS and MARPOL requirements.
Besides supervising and training
other Coast Guard inspectors, he has also conducted extensive plan review,
weld procedure approval and nondestructive testing. He was a key inspector
during the Ready Reserve Fleet Activation during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He has installed radar systems on CG ships and designed mast installations
on stability sensitive vessels. He approved the repair proposal and supervised
repair of grounded container vessel requiring 45 tons of steel replacement.
He was the inspector for a $9M construction project for three chemical
barges with stainless steel tanks, responsible for welding procedures/fabrication.
Mr. Leonardson applied the first use of acoustic emission testing and extensively
used fluorescent magnetic particle non-destructive testing in $4.5M construction
project of 5 LPG bottle barges constructed from pressure vessels over 30
years old. He was the inspector for the construction of JULIET 184 Tension
Leg Platform project footings and accommodation spaces with extensive oversight
inspection responsibilities for structural fire protection.
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