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Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)

CWO David E. Porco
(757) 434-7536
david.e.porco@uscg.mil

 

MSSE4 David E. Porco joined the Traveling Inspector (TI) staff in May 2020 with over 30 years of combined military service and is the first Chief Warrant Officer to be a Traveling Inspector. He recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the Port State Control Course at the Marine Inspections and Investigations School, CG Training Center Yorktown, VA.  He also instructed in the Marine Inspections Course (MIC), Investigating Officer Course, and as an adjunct in the International Maritime Officer Course (IMOC), the International Maritime Domain Awareness Course (IMDA), and the Sector Commander Course.

Prior to the Training Center, CWO Porco served at CG SECTOR VIRGINIA, initially as a domestic inspector and the Sector’s Welding Coordinator.  He later served as the Port State Control Supervisor, where he oversaw the verification of foreign-flagged vessels, ensuring compliance with applicable international conventions and U.S. laws and regulations.  Prior to commissioning, he served as Electrician’s Mate School Chief where he directed the rating’s “A” school and affiliated “C” schools.  His sea time includes engineering tours aboard three Coast Guard cutters.

CWO Porco is currently assigned, part-time, to the Marine Inspections Performance Support Architecture (MIPSA) project, an initiative that comprehensively assesses how to improve the USCG Marine Inspector’s training with consistency and proficiency by overhauling the entire training program.

Area of emphasis include PSC oversight, SMC/DOC/MMS audits, ACP/MSP oversight, and training.

Qualifications/Certifications:
Machinery Inspector (Diesel)
Barge Inspector
K-Boat Inspector
T-Boat Inspector
Foreign Freight Vessel Examiner
Port State Control Examiner
ISM Code: 2018
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
Certified Marine Electrical Technician
Certified Marine Corrosion Technician
Certified Marine Systems Technician
Master Marine Technician

 

Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)

Douglas Eggleston
Douglas.E.Eggleston@uscg.mil

(202) 372-1194

Doug Eggleston joined the staff as a civilian in June 2017. He transferred from MSD Massena, NY where he served as the civilian  Marine Inspector /Investigator since 2013.  Prior to that he was with Overseas Shipholding Group where he worked in Operational Integrity (2006 – 2011) auditing vessels for compliance with the Company’s Safety Management System and investigating accidents. In 2011 he moved to the SQE Department responsible for scheduling external ISM Audits for the U.S. Fleet and conducting annual internal ISM and Security audits of vessels.

 

Doug retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in July 2006 after 31 years of active duty service with over 19 years of Coast Guard experience, including:

 

  • 2004-2006: Head of Delegation, International Port Security Team
  • 2000-2004: Chief Inspection Department/Senior Investigating Officer MSO Buffalo
  • 1997-2000: Marine Inspector, Activities Europe
  • 1995-1997: Marine Inspector, MSO Providence
  • 1993-1995: Marine Inspector, MSO Buffalo
  • 1991-1993: Marine Inspector, MIO New York

 

Areas of emphasis include: PSC oversight (STCW/SOLAS/MARPOL/ISM); Deep-draft Machinery (steam, diesel), Hull and Drydock,  and ACP oversight.  Deep-draft Machinery (steam, diesel), Hull and Drydock; Legacy Vessel oversight & Training

Qualifications include:
Barge Inspector
Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner
Drydock Inspector
Facility Inspector
Foreign Chemical Tank Vessel Examiner
Foreign Freight Vessel Examiner
Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner
Foreign Tank Vessel Examiner
Hull Inspector
Hull Inspector (Tankship)
K-Boat Inspector
Life Raft Inspector
MODU Inspector
Machinery Inspector (Diesel)
Machinery Inspector (Steam)
Marine Casualty Investigator
Maritime Enforcement Investigator
OSV Inspector
T-Boat Inspector

Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)
CDR Daniel Mochen
(202) 372-1344
Daniel.p.mochen@uscg.mil

CDR Mochen reported to the staff in July 2020 with over 16 years of Coast Guard experience including:

  • 2014-2016: Chief of Inspections, MSU Savannah
  • 2011-2014: Marine Inspector Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (NCOE)
  • 2011: Merchant Marine Industry Training (MMIT) with LNG Industry
  • 2008-2011: Marine Inspector Sector Southeastern New England
  • 2004-2008: Marine Inspector MSO/MSU Chicago

CDR Mochen is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and a Merchant Mariner License as a third engineer of steam, motor or gas turbine of any horsepower.  Prior to joining the Coast Guard, he sailed commercially onboard three different vessels; tankship S.S. Fredericksburg, ATB Atlanta Bay and research vessel David Starr Jordan. In 2018, he completed a graduate program in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) at George Mason University.

Areas of emphasis include: Class 1 Structural Failures, Vital System Automation, SMC/DOC/MMS audits, ACP/MSP oversight. 

Qualifications include:
Machinery Inspector, Diesel
Tank Barge Inspector
Foreign Gas Carrier Examiner
Foreign Chemical Tank Vessel Examiner
Foreign Tank Vessel Examiner
K- Boat Inspector
T- Boat Inspector
Foreign Freight Vessel Examiner
Port State Control Examiner
Marine Casualty Investigator
Facility Inspector

 

Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)
Mr. Travis G. Taylor
Travis.G.Taylor@uscg.mil
(202) 372-1200

Mr. Taylor joined the staff in August 2021 and has 33 years of Coast Guard experience. Prior to being stationed in Headquarters, he served as a Marine Inspector at MSO Hampton Roads, MSD Dutch Harbor, LANTAREA and Activities Europe.  Mr. Taylor served as an instructor/course manager at the Coast Guard’s Inspections/Investigations school from 2005 – 2014.  Additionally, Mr. Taylor worked for a number of years in the private sector for both the Marine and Energy sectors.

Areas of emphasis include: Sailing Vessels, Small Passenger Vessel Plan Review, New Construction/Plan Review oversight, High Speed Craft, Wood & Composite construction/repair, Autonomous Vessels, Towing Vessel Hull Evaluations, Sail Rigging Course oversight, TPO Oversight, Alternative Fuels and  Tall Ships America Liaison.

 

Marine Inspector Qualifications:

Dry-Dock Inspector
Hull Inspector
Machinery Inspector (Steam)
Machinery Inspector (Diesel)
MODU
OSV Inspector
T-Boat Inspector
K-Boat Inspector
Maritime Security Inspection Dom Vessel
Maritime Sec Inspection Foreign Vessel
Foreign Freight Vessel Examiner