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CAPT David Moskoff

Professor Marine Transportation

Year Started



  • Master of Steam or Motor Vessels, Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans United States Coast Guard
  • Master of Information Technology (MIT) Information Technology American InterContinental University
  • B.S. Marine Transportation SUNY Maritime College

Teaching Interests

  • Bridge Resource Management (BRM)
  • Marine Simulation and Experiential Learning
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Maritime Security

Research Interests

  • Maritime Security issues and activities in areas such as:
  • Port Safety and Law Enforcement Activities
  • IT(Information Technology) Assessment & Cyber Defense
  • Threat Assessment
  • Counter Terrorism and Maritime Piracy
  • Marine Simulation and Bridge Resource Management
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Contingency Planning
  • Tankers & Gas Carriers
  • Marine Firefighting
  • Mooring
  • Shiphandling
  • Single Point & Offshore Moorings
  • Automatic Identification Systems(AIS)
  • Maritime Distress Communications
  • Search & Rescue
  • Vessel Traffic Systems
  • Third Party Assessment

CAPT David Moskoff

CAPT David Moskoff

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