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Expert in Survey and Audit for the Maritime and Offshore Industries

Expert ID: 736082 Texas, USA

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Expert, PMP, founder of his own consulting company, is a Project Management Professional with over 35 years of experience in the Commercial Maritime, Offshore, and Cruise Industries. Expert serves as an Expert Witness, Consultant, Surveyor, and Auditor for the Maritime and Offshore Industries.

Accomplished Maritime and Offshore Industry Project Manager with broad experience in Operations, Asset Integrity, Compliance, Auditing, and Survey.

Expert provide services in the areas of Expert Witness and Legal Consulting, Rig Assurance and Commissioning, Survey, Compliance Audits, Regulatory Compliance, System Audits, Rig Intake Management, Maintenance System Selection, Project Scope Development, and Audit/Risk Management.

Key areas of expertise:
• Project Management (PMI certified PMP)
• Expert Witness Consulting
• Marine Survey and Audit
• Litigation Support
• Commissioning and “Ready To Operate” (RTO)
• Regulatory Compliance
• Marine and Offshore Assurance
• Asset Integrity


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Marine Engineering Systems Institution: US Merchant Marine Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, Expert Witness Department:
Providing Expert Witness, Surveying and Auditing, Consulting, and Project Management services to Marine and Offshore companies globally. Ocean Ridge Maritime offers expertise for short and long term engagements in the areas of Expert Witness and Legal Consulting, Project Management, Marine Surveying and Auditing, and Emergency Response. Recent assignments have included Expert Witness Consulting, Engineering Manager for BP MC252 Vessel Demobilization and Re-Delivery Team, ECP Compliance Audits, Marine Surveys, “Ready To Operate” (RTO) Program Development, Pre-Shipyard Surveys, and Documentation Reviews.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2020 Employer: Transocean Offshore Drilling Title: Rig Assurance Department: Assurance
All aspects of Rig Stacking and Reactivations including managing the preservation projects and preparing rigs for reactivation. Project Management including Commissioning, “Ready To Operate”, and Integrated Acceptance Testing for Offshore Assets completing major overhauls and upgrades.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2010 Employer: American Bureau of Shipping Title: VP Global Consulting Services Department: Nautical Systems
Recruited by ABS Nautical Systems President to lead the company’s operations through a period of rapid expansion and growth. In addition to operations-related duties, assigned program manager responsibilities for Government contracts; led merger and acquisition teams; recruited staff globally for new and existing offices; supported corporate operations and strategic planning.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: Carnival Corporation Title: Director Maritime Audit Department: Audit
1997 – 2002 Director of Maritime Audit, Carnival Corporation

Hired based on criteria of having an advanced USCG Marine Engineers License and ISM Auditor certification in addition to experience as a Classification Society Marine Surveyor. Created and executed annual audit programs for corporate functions and subsidiary cruise lines. Led and participated in audit teams addressing regulatory, financial, and business practice reviews. Subject matter expert for regulatory compliance including ISM Code, MARPOL, SOLAS, United States Public Health and emerging regulations. Actively participated with Cruise Lines Industry Association CLIA on their Safety, Environmental, and Technical committees.

1999 – 2001 Director of Safety and Environmental Management, Cunard Line Ltd.

Appointed to a newly created wholly owned subsidiary cruise company to establish and lead the Safety and Environmental functions. Successfully created and implemented an ISM compliant Safety Management System that covered two cruise lines operating international itineraries under multiple flag states and Classification Societies. Assigned role of Designated Person with direct reporting line to President.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to Present Country / Region: Global Assignments Summary: Attended Offshore Oil Rigs globally for assurance, preservation, lay-up, and reactivation activities

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
USCG Chief Engineer (expired)
PMI Certified Project Manager (PMP) expires 2020

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Litigation Support: Since the Exxon Valdez incident and response, through development of DOJ mandated Compliance Programs, to conducting ECP Audits as Third Party Auditor, Expert has been providing consulting services related to litigation. In recent years, Ocean Ridge Maritime has been engaged for Jones Act Injury Cases, Regulatory (Environmental) Compliance Audits, Technical Opinions related to Oil Spill damages, and MARPOL Compliance.

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