Louis H. Stahlberg
Principal Marine Surveyor
Louis H. Stahlberg is a 20-year retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer. Before retiring, he served as a USCG Marine Inspector, and is currently a full-time Marine Surveyor with the credentials of Certified Marine Surveyor from the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS).
Now self-employed, he spent the past nine years employed as a marine surveyor with a local company and had conducted pre-purchase condition & valuation, damage, upgrade and insurance surveys of pleasure craft and commercial vessels throughout the Gulf Coast area, and across the United States with over 2500 surveys personally completed.
During his career with the U.S. Coast Guard, he accumulated eleven years of sea time on vessels of various sizes, with two tours as Engineer Officer (civilian equivalent to Chief Engineer). While serving a total of seven years in the Marine Safety field he served as Marine Inspector, Investigating Officer, Vessel Boarding Officer, Facility Inspector, Pollution Investigator, and Explosives Loading Officer. In addition, he served in various capacities including three years as air conditioning and refrigeration shop supervisor.
His final two years in the Coast Guard, he served as U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspector directly responsible for the inspection of repairs to all barges at two shipyards, and several remote locations in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.