Marine Surveys by Frigate Marine Surveyors, Lloyd E. Griffin, III, SAMS® AMS®, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA Frigate Marine Surveyors,
Morehead City, Beaufort, Manteo, and Wilmington, North Carolina - Norfolk and Hampton, Virginia USA
Serving the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic South Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Lloyd E. Griffin, III, SAMS® AMS®, NAMS® CMS
Principal Marine Surveyor

Yachts & Small Craft, Tug & Barge
Certified Infrared Thermographer
Cell: 252-333-6105

About Lloyd Griffin

Frigate Marine Surveys Central and Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting, December 1 and 2nd, 2016, Sub Chapter M, Vessel Inspections, Cargo Condensation, Ethics, Report Writing, Value of a picture, IIMS Update and Appraisal

Maritime Bureau August 20-21, 2016, Working the Heavy Lift

Artemus Transportation Solutions July 26 & 27, 2016, HazMat Transportation 101, General Cargo Handling Procedures

NAMS Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA March 7-8, 2016 Defects in Materials or Workmanship that Results in Failure of Components, Towing Vessel Survey and Audits, Subchapter M and NAMS, Shipyard Safety for the Marine Surveyor, Common Safety Deficiencies on Fishing Vessel Examinations

MARCON Training Seminar February 23-25, 2016 Ship Draught Surveyor training class

KNOX Marine Conference February 10, 2016 Expert Testimony

MARCARCON Training Seminar October 8, 2015, Bunker Oil draft surveyor training class

IIMS 2015 Surveyors Conference April 10 & 11, 2015, modern Fuels, Thermography, Solar Panel in sails, Hoist Cam, Coatings, Boatyard Runoff, Electrical Surveys And NFPA 302 update

SAMS Regional Meeting, Charleston, SC November 21 & 22, 2014 Engine surveys, Business practices, Electrical system and ABYC Standards, Sailboat rigging surveys

NAMS Annual Meeting Norfolk, VA April 7-8, 2014, Report Writing, Maritime trade in Hampton Roads, Propeller shafts and metallurgy, Expert Witness, Ethics, Gear Failures and outdrives, Surveying fishing Vessels, Towing Vessel Certification, Cargo Warranties

Frigate Marine Surveys SAMS Regional Meeting, Charleston, SC, December 13-14, 2013 Engine surveys, Thermographic Imaging: From composites to metal boats. Wooden boat surveys, repairs, restorations. Sailboat rigging surveys.

Infra Red Thermal Imaging, October 23-26, 2012 Certificate of completion LEVEL I, Thermal / Infrared Thermography

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, October 10- 14, 2012, Annual Meeting and Educational Symposia, Baltimore, Maryland

American Boat and Yacht Council , May 9 - 10, 2012, Marine Accident Investigation class, Civilian investigators to learn the techniques skills and knowledge of the Accident Investigation profession. This class was co-developed in cooperation with the US Coast Guard to create a standard for civilian accident investigators.

American Boat and Yacht Council, May 8-9th, 2012 , ABYC Marine Accident Investigation Seminar,
  1. A professional perspective on the top reported accidents per the USCG BARD
  2. Instruction for participants on interviewing witnesses
  3. Segments on report writing and diagramming accident scenes.
  4. Discussions covering accident evidence collection and scene preservation.
  5. Education on the legal responsibilities found in state law and the 46 US Code.
  6. Instruction materials based on 33 CFR §174.103
  7. Instruction on how to propose a prevention scenario for accidents investigated, and how to relate that to the USCG.
North Carolina Department of Insurance, November 10, 2011, Office of State Fire Marshall, Arson Detection for First Responders

American Boat and Yacht Council, October 18 - 21, 2011, Introduction to Marine Accident Investigation class, Civilian investigators to learn the techniques skills and knowledge of the Accident Investigation profession. This class was co-developed in cooperation with the US Coast Guard to create a standard for civilian accident investigators.

Mid Atlantic Mariners Club, Annapolis, Maryland, Fall 2011, Charter Boat Insurance, Charter boat operations, Liability, Coast Guard Licensing.

Carolina Marine Expo, New Bern, North Carolina, Fall 2011, Trident Hose. Lagrande Fly by Wire, Imron Coatings & Zeus Drive technology

International Institute of Marine Surveying, 2011, T Boat Inspections, Ship and Land Fuel Storage and Remediation, National Cargo Bureau - International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo, Competent Authorities, Fire Suppression and Regulation Issues, Cygnus Instruments - Ultrasonic Leak Detection, Convincing the Marine Industry That Marine Surveying is a Profession.

Frigare Marine Surveys Knox Marine Yacht Claims Conference, 2011, Yacht Salvage and Towing, Propulsion System Analysis, Hazard Identification, Fiberglass Repair, Cored Fiberglass Construction, Ethics in Handling Claims.

Mid Atlantic Mariners Meeting, 2010 Winter Program Marine Fire Investigations

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, 2010 Annual Meeting and Educational Symposia - Ethics, Cargo theft, Expert Witness, NEMA Update

International Assoc. of Marine Investigators, April 26 & 27, 2010
HIN 101, Carbon Monoxide Poison Investigation, Insurance Fraud, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Arson Fires Aboard Boats,
Forensic Photography/Technology

Florida Regional Meeting & Educational Seminar, March 12 & 13, 2010
Appraising Marine Assets.
Ejections, Vessel Sinkings & Product Defects, Establishing Why Through Marine Forensics
Trip and Tow, Electrical and Corrosion, Catamarans from a Surveyors Perspective

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, February 15, 2010
Accredited Marine Surveyor® 1036

IRC Measurers Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, January 30, 2010
Annual update of rule changes

Knox Marine Yacht Claims Conference, January 20 & 21, 2010
Thermal Imaging, Volvo IPS, Attorney relations, Propeller & Propeller Shaft Failure, Surveying & Adjusting Yacht Claims, Information Research and Resources & Customer Satisfaction in Adjusting Claims.

Frigate Marine Surveys Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, December 14 & 15, 2009
Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting & Educational Seminar (Blue & Brown Water)

ABYC and the Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club, December 3rd, 2009
Insurance Industry credits on subject matter relevant to the marine business, Tow vs. Salvage issues, ABYC Standards & Impact on Insurance Industry

Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, September 16-19, 2009
Annual Meeting and Educational Symposia

Maritime Bureau Inc., August 2009,
Expert Witness Class

SUNY Marine - July 2009 Completed the Cargo Survey Class
Started the Expert Witness Class

Frigate Marine Surveys Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - September 24 -27 2008
Annual Meeting and Educational Symposia

World Wide Training - October 25, 2008 Certificate: Sail Endorsement

Chapman School of Seamanship - January 7 to February 15, 2008 Yacht and Small Craft Surveying
Marine Survey Certification Course
ABYC Standards Certification Course

Chapman School of Seamanship - February 2 to February 17, 2008 License Training Courses:
Certificate: OUPV (near Coastal Waters)
Certificate: Assistance Towing Endorsement
Certificate: 100 Ton Masters

North Carolina State University - Graduation Date: 1986
Bachelor Science Degrees:
Economics and Business Administration

North Carolina State University - Completion Date: 1986
NAUI Open Water Certification

McCallie School - Graduation Date: 1980
Chattanooga, Tennessee, High School Diploma College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, North Carolina - Drafting and Computer classes

Professional Experience

Frigare Marine Surveys Present

Frigate Marine Services
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Position Held: Owner
Description of Duties: Marine Surveying and Marine Consulting Services.

Recent Projects:
  • Installation of floating piers and facilities at Elizabeth City Shipyard.
  • Managing the restoration of a CAL 39.
  • Supervising the installation of new keel bolts and re-bedding of a keel.
  • Barge Draft Surveys for local Chip Mill
From: 1996 to Present

Elizabeth City Shipyard
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Position Held: Chief Operations
Description of Duties:
  • Responsible for all operations at Elizabeth City Shipyard.
  • Operating the 60 Ton Travel Lift
  • Hauling vessels up to 85 feet on the 200 Ton Railway.
  • Overseeing the reconstruction of new pilings and piers.
  • Estimator and point of contact for all boat repair and maintenance work.
Frigate Marine Surveys
From: 1996 to Present

Backwater Designs
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Position Held: Owner
  • Built custom made Stainless Steel and Copper Range hoods.
  • Built Custom Ornamental Residential and Commercial iron work.
From: 1993 to 1996

Greitzer Inc
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Greitzer was a small stainless steel manufacturing company who made custom Industrial and Commercial kitchen and electrical service equipment.
Position Held: Government Contract Sales, Franchise Sales and Purchasing Agent

Description of Duties:
  • Installed computerized inventory control and purchase order system.
  • Safety Compliance Officer.
  • Maintained small product sales to McDonalds and Hardees franchise services
  • Oversaw the construction and approvals of all UL approved power distribution boxes and certified power cords.
  • Prepared and submitted the Galley Hoods and submittal for approved drawings for the CVN 76 Ronald Reagan (Aircraft Carrier).
From: 1986 to 1993

Elizabeth City Shipyard
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Position Held: Project Manager for Government contracts

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