Charles J. Fresty

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Researcher / Analyst

Charles J. Fresty is a technical consultant and researcher currently supporting legal teams responding to asbestos and other toxic tort litigation. His primary responsibilities are to locate and analyze U.S. Navy and merchant ship design, development, construction, maintenance and repair records, plans, and photographs with special emphasis on toxic substance exposure analysis. In addition to this primary research, he also researches U.S. Navy personnel records and Navy/military specifications, qualified product lists, and related records. This research, combined with Mr. Fresty’s experience, training and education, has provided him with a unique grasp of the naval and maritime practices and policies from the 1940s through the 1970s.


  • B.S., Marine Transportation, United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1997
  • Second Mate, Unlimited Horsepower, Steam or Diesel, Master 1,600 Gross Tons or less, 3,000 Gross Tons (ITC) on Oceans, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Global Maritime and Transportation School: Marine Terminal & Port Security
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aid Certificate
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Certificate
  • Hazardous Materials Certificate
  • Current Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention (STCW) Basic Training
  • U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboatman

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