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Ocean Ridge Maritime

During a 40 year career, the founder of Ocean Ridge Maritime has participated in or led the following projects:

Project Management
  • Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Stacking and Reactivation (Drillships and Semi-Submersibles)
  • Macondo Spill Response - Technical Manager for Vessel Redelivery effort
  • Program Manager - Maritime Administration Asset Management System Implementation
  • Project Manager - Asset Management System Implementation for multiple Shipping and Offshore companies
Litigation Support and Expert Witness Consulting
  • Retained on more than 70 cases
  • Personal Injury on Jones Act Vessels, Cruise Ships, MODU's, OSV's and Tugboats
  • Personal Injury in Shipyards and Terminals
  • Shipboard Environmental Systems
  • Marine Debris
  • Oil Spill Response Equipment and Procedures

Consulting Services
  • Project Manager - Coordination of over 1500 Condition Surveys and Off Hire surveys in support of spill response demobilization.
  • Negotiated and coordinated specialist Marine Surveys including Coating Surveys in support of commercial settlements

Audit Services
  • Team lead on DOJ mandated ECP audits of Offshore Drilling Company
  • Development of Safety and Environmental Audit Plans for Major Cruise Line
  • Development and Execution of Fuel Purchasing Audit
  • Development and Execution of Preventative Maintenance Practices Audit

Safety and Environmental Systems
  • Development of SMS for multi-flag, multi-class Cruise Line
  • Co-Author of DOJ mandated EMS for major Cruise Line

Asset Management
  • Project Plan Development for Multiple Computerized Asset Management System Implementation Projects
  • Project and Program Manager for Multiple Computerized Asset Management System Implementation Projects

Incident and Emergency Management
  • EXXON Valdez Logistics Response
  • Deepwater Horizon Dispersant Response
  • Deepwater Horizon Logistics Response
  • Vessel Engine Room Fire Investigation
  • Crewmember Injury Investigations

“Gerry is detail oriented and effectively managed a multi-disiplined team of Marine Engineers, Marine Surveyors and other Maritime Professionals. He could be counted on to co-ordinate the many surveys, inspections and redelivery of vessels being carried out across the Gulf Coast in a timely manner.”

Jim Sullivan, Operations Manager

“I had the opportunity to work wtih Gerry both in his capacity as VP of ABS Nautical Systems and as a colleague during the BP Macondo 252 event. I know Gerry to be very professional in all circumstances whether he is representing a global company or resolving real time conflict. He is detail oriented and his clarity of thought allows him to cut through any clutter and focus on the vital facts of issues.”

Marc Schwartz, Marine Engineer

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