Capt. f. max hardberger

Surveyor, Consultant,
Fernandes Maritime Consultants, LLC

Areas of specialization:

Condition and Valuation Surveys

Statutory (flag state) Surveys

Expert Testimony

Collision and Allision Causation Analysis Personal Injury Investigation, and Offshore Oilfield Accident Investigation

Forensic Analysis P&I Inspections, Loading and Discharging Supervision

Voyage Charter Supervision

ISM and ISPS Auditor.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

Panamanian Master’s License, Unlimited Tonnage, Any Oceans

FAA commercial, instrument (Drone), multiengine, and flight instructor licenses

SCUBA Open-Water Certification

JD, Northwestern California University, 1997

MFA, University of Iowa, in English, 1972

BA, University of New Orleans, in English, 1969


Professional Experience:

Marine Surveyor and Consultant; 1989 to present.

Maritime Author.

Sailing experience: Master and other Navigation ranks; 1972 to 1989.



United States Citizen



Office Phone: (504) 304-1932 Email: