Dana R. Teicheira is a Marine Surveyor certified by the National Association Of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), the most prominent surveyor’s association in America. Mr. Teicheira was tested and is certificated in the Hull & Machinery, Cargo and Yacht & Small Craft categories (one of only 10 NAMS surveyors out of 333 nationwide to do so). Additionally, Mr. Teicheira is Accredited as a Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers with a designation as a Commercial Marine Surveyor (one of only 10 appraisers designated nationwide). He is also a Certified Auditor for the American Waterways Operators (AWO), doing Management Safety Systems audits for tug and barge companies nationwide.
Mr. Teicheira’s career in the Maritime Industry began after graduation from the California Maritime Academy in 1980, as a Third Mate on any size vessel on any waters. Mr. Teicheira’s sea going experience was gained on a variety of commercial vessels, including break-bulk cargo ships, tugboats, fishing vessels, and survey/research vessels. Mr. Teicheira has served as Third Mate, Mate and Master during his seagoing career. Mr. Teicheira then served as Vice-President of Marine Operations for a San Francisco Bay Area tugboat company, gaining extensive expertise in vessel maintenance, dry-docking, machinery/systems overhaul and repair as well as crew/personnel matters and management.
In 1991 Mr. Teicheira began his Marine Surveying career working for a large firm, gaining expertise in all facets of marine surveying with an emphasis on Condition and Valuation Surveys, Damage Surveys on yachts and small commercial craft (tug and barge, fish boats, passenger for hire, dredges, etc.), Hull and Machinery Damage Surveys, and Cargo Damage Surveys. Mr. Teicheira also has extensive experience conducting investigations on marine related casualties such as collisions/allisions, fire, and crew/passenger injuries.
As well as being a obtaining full membership in the National Association of Marine Surveyors, and the American Society of Appraisers, Mr. Teicheira maintains membership in the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).
Mr. Teicheira holds a United States Coast Guard MASTER Ocean Steam Or Motor Vessels Of Not More Than 1600 Gross Tons, and THIRD MATE Ocean Steam Or Motor Vessels Of Any Gross Tons with a towing endorsement (license is current, held in continuity).