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