Regional Training Seminars

May/June 2017: Legal Issues

Are you prepared to deal with Legal issues that pop up in the Day to Day Operations? Spend a little time up front to learn HOW TO DEAL WITH COMMON PROBLEMS. What are the Best practices to minimize liability exposure from vendors, third parties, and customers? Who should be concerned with the latest DEVELOPMENTS WITH ADA? Are there ways to AVOID PENALTIES AND SUITS UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT?

Lynn Krieger, Partner, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard, and Smith, LLP

Michael Vinding, Esq., Brady & Vinding

Richmond Seminar
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 |  9:00 am – Noon
Marina Bay Yacht Harbor
1340 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94530

Postmarked ON or BY June 27, 2017MRA Member PriceNon-Member Price
First Attendee$99$129
Additional Attendees$79$119
Postmarked AFTER June 27, 2017MRA Member PriceNon-Member Price
First Attendee $119$149
Additional Attendees$99$139

Also coming this year ...

TBD: OSHA Standards for Industrial Forklift, Marine Forklift & Marine Travelift
Are you and your employees OSHA certified to operate industrial forklifts, Marine forklifts or Marine travelifts? OSHA compliant training requires three key steps: #1 classroom training, #2 each employee / operator must complete a practical exercise on the equipment and #3 the practical must occur at the place of employment not off site (the practical session will be scheduled at your facility). At the end of this course, your employee will be issued an OSHA compliant certification that is valid for 3 years—OSHA is out there looking for non-compliant marinas and boat yards as you know the fines are expensive.
Robert Smith, ASHM, Marina Safety Specialist, MYMIC Training Technologies

TBD: Marina Fuel Systems Design & Installation
Do you have a fuel dock or a fueling station on site? Come learn the Best Management Practices for Marina Fuel System Design & Installation. Find out the new EPA requirements for Diesel Exhaust Fluid for the Marine Industry. What are the impactions and are there safe and effective ways to handle Low Sulphur Diesel Contamination.
Gary Baker, Director, OmegaFlex Inc.

TBD: Marine Lien Sales
Tired of money owed by a customer not paying? Tired of a derelict boat taking up a valuable slip? It is time for a lien sale! How do you do a lien sale? What are the legal ins and outs to properly do a lien sale? What is the difference on a documented vessel verses a state registered Vessel. How long does it take to put a lien in place? How long is a lien good for? Who pays the fees for setting up a lien sale? Can you put together a lien sale on your own? What services are available for handling a lien sale if I want to outsource?
April Castello, Owner, Marine Lien Sale Service / John Grant, Owner, Grant Lien Sales

We look forward to seeing you at Any or All of these Sessions. For additional details as the event month gets closer contact: Mariann Timms at or Pat Bagan at or visit