Captain Jay Bolton

Maritime Consultant

Cell: +1-860-460-9209

Head Office – North Atlantic Region
Southport, Connecticut


Full Resume (PDF)

  • Master Mariner. Ocean Going unlimited tonnage, with 25 year’s seagoing experience in all ranks up to Master (ten years as Master) on VLCC’s, Product tankers, General Cargo and Container vessels.

  • Served as assistant Mooring Master at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Platform.

  • Master of Auxiliary Sail Vessels (500gt) endorsement. Served as Master on various tall ships, including, the “Elissa”, “Gazela of Philadelphia” and the “HMS Bounty”.

  • Served as Connecticut State Pilot Commissioner.

  • Testified as an expert in marine arbitrations and in federal court; and participated in mediation proceedings – generally regarding collisions, application of COLREGS, groundings, navigation, bridge procedures, ship operations and personal injuries.

  • Experience as sole arbitrator in collision liability dispute – COLREGS application.

  • Extensive experience conducting tanker vetting inspections, including navigation and operational audits, and pre-charter surveys; providing Port Captain services, acting as Owner’s representative during Coast Guard and oil company vetting inspections.

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