CV Janet Peck

Janet Peck (aka Maritime Bureau) Marine and Cargo Surveyor / maritime investigator. Janet Peck: College: University of Maryland while serving with the USAF, New York University and Transylvania College (3 years); Employed by Royal Globe Insurance Company, Ocean Marine Department, where the knowledge of law was required. As a consequence, I completed LaSalle Schools’ Law courses earning a “certificate” with acceptance as an LLB in two states. Maritime Bureau, Inc. (formally Eastern Marine Surveyors) was founded in December 1969; to provide quality marine and cargo surveys to our principles. While self-employed, I earned a certificate from the Institute of Marine Design (Camden, Maine), in Naval Architecture. Many, including the Society of Naval Architects (MEMBER” since 1980) recognize this certificate. I have also completed courses of study at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Crisis Management. Crowd Management and Crisis Management at Calhoon MEBA Engineering School. I have been a member of the NFPA since 1984, which is an organization “dedicated to safeguarding man and his environment against the hazards of fire”. I hold a Pilot’s license, endorsed for Instrument. To obtain it I completed over a year of specialized training (including extensive meteorological) culminating in examinations by the Federal Government. I have completed such additional studies as Forensic Engineering and Expert Witness training through continuing courses provided by The Society of Naval Architects, “Developments in Georgia Environmental Law” through Federal Publication Seminars, and more. Recently the National Registry of Environmental Professionals granted me the REM (Registered Environmental Manager) designation, after having sat for a lengthy written examination, and verification of credentials by the examining committee. I have completed the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, prescribed by the Appraisal Foundation. The 15 hour course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course is unique in that it is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.


I am currently a Certified Marine Surveyor have been awarded that accreditation from the National Association of Marine Surveyors. Formally I held (2001 through 2009) an AMS (Accredited Marine Surveyor) designation from the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors with disciplines in Cargo, Blue water, and Yacht). I have personally completed well over 5000 cargo and hull surveys, including extensive cargo damage, marine structures, Warranty, packing, loading condensation investigations, stowage, shifting of cargo, securing of cargo, lashing and stowage, fire and flooding. Additionally, I have worked as Hazmat incident manager for over 400 incidents. I am licensed to adjust ocean marine claims in Florida, Georgia, New York and Connecticut. I also served as Port Captain for Standard Shipping for their fleet of bulk carriers, as well as for Hyundai Merchant Marine (in Savannah Ga.
I also provide consulting on Marine security issues in view of the “Maritime Transportation Anti-Terrorism Act Of 2002” and have published at the 2003 International Association of Marine Investigators training program. I have worked as pollution incident manager for over 300 incidents including the oil spill, that of the barge “Morris J Berman”, in San Juan 1994. In 2015 I retired s as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Maritime College SLN where taught for 15 years. While teaching I taught, Marine surveying and Maritime Security in both online and classroom facilities. I had also completed 2 years of studies at the State University of New York for online learning and Learning Network facility programs. I have been trained in E-learning by the State University of New York, fall 2004 Faculty development training, with subsequent programs for continuing education workshops in E-learning each year. Significant incidents handled: • M.V. “FEDERAL RHINE” March 1990 DRI cargo fire, I was placed in command of vessel, brought same into Baltimore to fight fire, extinguished fire and extracted cargo without significant damage to hull. • M.V. “MEMPHIS” June 1990 Engine room fire. • M.V. “GULF SPEED” November 1990 - 2 tank containers leaking hazardous material on board vessel with responsibility for containment and remediation.

I have been published/presented several times regarding condensation, cargo damages and pollution responses. The 10th Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Incident conference in Alberta Canada. Presentation regarding cold-water pollution response Savannah GA. LEPC training Incident Command in pollution response The Institute of Management Consultants - Savannah Ga. Pollution management and remediation 8th International Marine Surveying forum - Antwerp, Belgium Marine Structure collapse and salvage operations The society of Accredited Marine Surveyors Mid Atlantic conference Pollution response for the Marine Surveyor Marine Casualty and pollution conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Remediation and incident command Coffee and Tea Journal – Condensation and container shipments, MTSA / MTSA textbook published 2003 currently holding approvals from 4 Government Administrations, and used at SUNY Maritime College and Maritime Training Institute.