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CDR Daniel Mochen

Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)
CDR Daniel Mochen
(202) 372-1344

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



Mr. Travis G. Taylor​  

Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)
Mr. Travis G. Taylor
(757) 303-6366

Mr. Taylor is currently employed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Traveling Marine Inspector.  The Traveling Inspection Staff, ("Travelers") is a unique, specialized and highly experienced team of marine inspectors and investigators. The Travelers provide an independent perspective and where necessary, make corrective actions to safeguard Commercial Vessel Safety and Marine Casualty Investigation program effectiveness. Additionally, Travelers help form program direction by measuring the effectiveness of existing programs and policies. This activity may be the result of maritime industry advocate or operator concern, a marine casualty, a developing workforce trend or related to a Traveler’s specific area of interest. Travelers are an on-call, traveling technical resource to assist Sector, District and Area Commanders with any vessel or vessel operation that is deemed unique, high risk, or of special interest.  Industry representatives may also contact the Travelers directly. 

Prior to his current position, Mr. Taylor worked for 7 years as a civilian in the Energy Sector as a manager/marine surveyor.  His primary job responsibility was to manage and deliver marine vessel assurance, dynamic positioning assurance, rig integrity/compliance, and blow-out preventer verification, reliability programs and consulting related to the global maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.   In addition to developing and implemented a Marine Operations Management System which provided marine and safety systems oversight for multiple drilling, production and exploration projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Taylor was the primary surveyor/owner's representative for multiple (vessel) construction projects, major drydock evolutions as well as conducting condition and valuation surveys.   

Mr. Taylor has 31 years of previous USCG experience.  16 years as a Senior Marine Inspector / Instructor/ Training Manager and 15 years as a Machinery Technician.