Rick Dunn

President of SafeMARINER, LLC

Rick Dunn is a Certified Safety and Health Manager, Certified Occupational Safety and Health Trainer, TMSA2 Auditor, internal marine auditor, and former member of AWO’s Responsible Carrier Program Board. He has also served as Vetting Manager – North America at SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., and as a member of the National Safety Council Waterborne Transport Working Group and the American Society of Safety Engineers Professional. Rick also holds a U.S.C.G. Master Unlimited license. You can visit SafeMARINER’s website at

Captain David A. Foret, Jr.

President of ACTion group

David has over 30 years’ experience in the towing vessel industry, including 12 years onboard and more than 13 years spent in shoreside management before forming his own compliance firm in 1999. He holds a Merchant Mariner Credential endorsed as Master of Towing Vessels and Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Dangerous Liquids and Liquefied Gas cargoes, TVIB-Certified AWO RCP Auditor certification, and Crew Endurance Management Systems (CEMS) Expert. He has served on the Pilot Board Investigation Review Committee (PBIRC) representing the interests of the brown water towing vessel community for the past 15 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TVIB and is Chairman of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee’s Navigation Operations Subcommittee. You can visit the ACTion group’s website at