Robert Keister, CDR, USCG (Ret), Vice President, Sabine Surveyors, Ltd.

Robert Keister is Sabine Surveyor’s vice president. He has more than 30 years of experience in the United States Coast Guard and the marine industry. While in the Coast Guard, he completed more than 400 marine inspections on barges, small vessels, supply vessels, and tankers, and he supervised and trained more than 60 Coast Guard marine inspectors. Keister retired as the commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Houma, Louisiana, which is responsible for the largest fleet of inspected vessels in the United States. He is currently responsible for all Subchapter M and third-party Organization (TPO) activities, as well as general vessel surveys for Sabine Surveyors, managing all towing vessel surveys and audits, management audits, and pre-Coast Guard inspection consulting. Keister is an ISM, AWO/RCP, and Subchapter M lead auditor, and he is an active NAMSGlobal-CMS.