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Captain Eric Knott

Captain Eric Knott ran commercial fishing and workboats throughout Europe for 20 years, before moving into training and consultancy. He is licensed as a Master and Instructor by both US and British authorities. A Companion of the Nautical Institute, Eric was awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation in November 2002, "in recognition of your high level of professional achievement." He has instructed vessel handling, navigation, navigation rules, RADAR and safety to a wide variety of clients including the US Coast Guard, Royal National Lifeboat Institute (British Rescue Service) Royal Navy personnel, various police and other agencies, as well as private and commercial operators.

Eric frequently consults for lawyers and insurance companies regarding legal cases on a world-wide basis. Having lost a vessel as the result of an engine room fire and spending real time in a life raft, he brings a unique perspective and opinion to training and investigations.

Eric presently holds a position as Assistant Safety Manager for a large, international tug/towing company requiring frequent visits to more than 60 vessels operating along the eastern seaboard and gulf coasts. He has recently completed a diploma course and examinations at Lloyds Maritime Academy, London in Marine Safety Surveying. Eric shares the vision of the Marine Training Center to help make boating both safer and more fun for all users.

Married to Candy, a retired British homicide detective, his activities revolve around 8 month-old grandson Peter who already (Eric claims) knows port from starboard and is studying for his state boating certificate!

You may contact Eric by phone or email: (203) 258-6103

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