Small Boat Program Contacts

Mailing Address:

NOAA Small Boat Program Office
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Building 3
Seattle, WA 98115

The NOAA Small Boat Program, which is under the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Safety and Environmental Compliance Division, is currently managed by Lieutenant Commander Nicola VerPlanck. Any inquiries or requests for assistance can be handled according to areas of responsibility by the persons listed below.

NOAA Small Boat Program Manager

Lieutenant Commander Nicola VerPlanck, NOAA
206-553-0258 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: Program Administration, Line Office/NOAA Management Liaison, Regulatory Compliance Assessment and Assistance, Operational Risk Assessment Review, Small Boat Safety Board.

Executive Officer

Lieutenant Megan Guberski, NOAA
206-553-7590 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: Assists the Manager in the oversight of the Small Boat Program; manages training development, training course scheduling, web page updates, vessel inventory and compliance.

NOAA Small Boat Program Inspection Coordinator

Darel McCormick
206-553-7916 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: Coordination and scheduling of boat inspections, identification of applicable regulation, boat inspection and marine survey.

NOAA Small Boat Engineering Coordinator

Jeff Kingrey
206-553-2648 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: Small boat engineering maintenance program, engineering technical research and assistance, small boat alteration review and inspections.

OMAO Small Boat Engineer

Lieutenant Brian Prestcott, NOAA
541-867-8711 Phone

Areas of Responsibility: Marine engineering assistance, OMAO/MOC small boat acquisitions, Vessel Program Coordinator for OMAO.

Small Boat Safety Board Members

NOAA Small Boat Training Component Instructors List by Region

Line Office Small Boat Operators and Vessel Operations Coordinator List is available at the Small Boat Program page on the OMAO Fleet Wiki. NOAA email username and password required for login.


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Small Boat Safety Program Vision:
Be the center of expertise for: guidance; training; metrics, both for safety and management; and coordination of regional assets