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Operations Director Capt. Max Hardberger:  Captain Max Hardberger serves as the Operations Director of VessEx.  His primary responsibilities include supervision of all extraction and protection operations performed by the company.  He brings to this position a wealth of experience, including that of a ship captain, maritime lawyer, classification society surveyor, port captain, vessel technical manager and aviator.  Captain Hardberger is also a noted author, having published, among other works, a highly regarded text book on ship ownership and a memoir about his ship recovery experiences. His unique background provides VessEx with vital depth of expertise when handling difficult situations on behalf of our clients. Click here to read Capt. Hardberger's full profile. 

Managing Director Michael Bono:  As Managing Director of VessEx, Michael Bono is primarily responsible for logistical and administrative support for extraction and protection operations, client reporting and communications, and protection of client interests through contractual and insurance arrangements.  Mr. Bono is a maritime lawyer with experience in virtually every area of this specialized field.  Of particular interest to VessEx clients is his experience in handling ship mortgage foreclosures, insurance coverage matters, maritime contracts and marine casualty investigations.  He holds the degree of Masters of Law in Admiralty and is a published writer and speaker on maritime topics.  Click here to read Mr. Bono's full profile.


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