Small Boat Program Contacts

Mailing address:
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 Sarah Duncan. Any inquiries or requests for assistance can be handled according to areas of responsibility by the persons listed below.

NOAA Small Boat Program Coordinator/Program Manager

Lieutenant Commander Sarah Duncan, NOAA
206-553-7590 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax
E-mail: or

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

Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Sarah Duncan, NOAA
206-553-7590 Phone
206-526-6037 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: The officer works directly for the SBP Manager.  The officer is expected to actively build partnerships with various NOAA Line Office activities that operate boats to improve management and safety of the various and myriad research motorboat platforms in NOAA.  The Small Boat Program XO assists the Manager in the oversight of SBP, training development, web page updates, and 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 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.

NOAA Small Boat Engineer

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Jason Wilson, NOAA
757-441-6202 Phone
757-441-3812 Fax

Areas of Responsibility: Marine Engineering Assistance, Regulatory Compliance Assessment and Assistance

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