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Capt. David A. Foret, Jr.

Member and Past Chair, Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, and President, The ACTion Group


  • Holds a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as Master of Towing Vessels, Tankerman-PIC (Barge) Dangerous Liquids, and Liquefied Gas Cargoes (9th issue)

  • Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau (TVIB) Certified Lead Auditor

  • TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys

  • TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Drydock Internal Structural Examinations (DD/ISE)

  • TVIB Apprentice Program Mentor and DD/ISE Designated Examiner

  • Certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor

  • Coast Guard certified Crew Endurance Management Systems (CEMS) Expert


  • Over 45 years’ experience in the towing vessel industry

  • Founded the ACTion group in 1999, a regulatory compliance and training firm

  • Has served on the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports Pilot Board Investigation Review Committee (PBIRC) representing the interests of the brownwater towing vessel community for the past 20 years and was appointed Chairman in 2020

  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, and Chairman of the committee's Navigation Operations Subcommittee.

  • Founding member of TVIB, an approved Coast Guard Third Party Organization for Subchapter M compliance and past president of the board of directors

  • Founding member of Quality Auditing, LC.

  • Co-author of the Coast Guard Accepted Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) course satisfying the requirements of 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2)


  • Husband to an amazing wife and father to three great sons

  • Enjoys serving with his wife in the mission fields of Africa and Haiti.

  • Has volunteered and served his community for over 25 years through Boy Scouts of America, various sports organizations, and his local church

Capt. David A. Foret, Jr.
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