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Litigation Support Services for Law Firms and Legal Departments involved in the Maritime, Offshore, Transportation and Energy Industries.

Expert Witness Services

  • Retained Experts

  • Consulting Experts

Litigation Support Services

  • Case Evaluation

  • Research

  • Data Analysis

  • Discovery Consulting

  • Documentation Review

  • Deposition and Trial Consulting

Founded to provide a range of Litigation Support and Expert Witness services to Law Firms and Maritime and Offshore companies globally, Ocean Ridge Maritime has the expertise and ability to assist in the following areas:
  • Expert Witness Consulting
  • Litigation Support
  • Incident Inspections
  • Rig Intake and Acceptance
  • Environmental (ECP) and Safety Audits
  • Surveys


Ocean Ridge Maritime has been engaged to provide Litigation Support and Expert Witness consulting in addition to Manage Projects, perform surveys, conduct ECP Audits, and many other services.

Founder, Gerry Nielsen, has been retained on more than 70 cases.


Specific engagements have included...



In addition to being retained by more than 40 law firms, during a career spanning 40 years of work in the field and in the office at the executive level, Ocean Ridge Maritime's founder has participated in or led projects for Major Cruise Lines, Oil Majors, Classification Societies, Shipping Companies, and Offshore Drillers, including:


The Founder of Ocean Ridge Maritime has 40 years of experience in the Commercial Maritime, Offshore, and Cruise Industries and has held Senior Management roles in the areas of:

  • Marine (Shipboard) Operations

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Audit and Risk Assessment
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Management System Development and Implementation

With a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, combined with a background that includes a USCG Chief Engineers license and experience in ISM/ISO Auditing, Marine Surveying, and Emergency Response, Ocean Ridge Maritime can provide you with professional and personalized service and support when assistance is needed.


“Gerry is an 'on task' manager who never failed to keep the company strategic objective in sight even when an apparant overwhelming series of tasks were facing the team.”

Ian Cairns, President, Sabine Surveyors, Ltd.

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