CAPT. STEVEN J. BAHNSEN
NAMS-CMS

VICE PRESIDENT WEST COAST OPERATIONS AND MARINE SURVEYOR
NORTH AMERICAN MARINE CONSULTANTS, LLC

 

Steven J. Bahnsen, a marine surveyor, is Vice President of West Coast Operations for North American Marine Consultants, LLC. Bahnsen has worked in the marine industry since graduating from the California Maritime Academy in 1981 with a degree in Nautical Industrial Technology. He has conducted surveys of marine vessels in major ports worldwide, including those in North and South America, West Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia.


Prior to joining North American Marine Consultants, LLC, in 2009, Bahnsen was employed as a marine surveyor and consultant for Merrill Marine Services, Inc. in the Mississippi Delta Area and throughout the west coast of North America. From 1983 to 1998, Bahnsen worked for The Dutra Group in numerous capacities. During that time, he had 12 years on-board experience as Captain of the tugs Harry B and Sarah Reed. Next he served as Port Captain for the Dutra Group in Oakland, California, where he was responsible for maintenance of USCG and ABS inspected and/or classed vessels.


Early in his marine industry career, Bahnsen gained significant expertise and skill in operating marine equipment when he worked for the Masters, Mates and Pilots Union as a ship's officer on ocean going vessels.


Bahnsen is certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors, a member of the Propeller Club and the Stockton Sailing Club.