In delivering a scalable and cost effective solution that meets or exceeds client expectations, the Regulatory Division uses a risk-based approach and employs highly experienced subject matter experts. We have developed work processes that utilize lessons learned and best practices. We determine areas of emphasis by examining client’s compliance status, industry trends, and regulators’ priorities. We deploy senior consultants who have a broad understanding of the maritime safety net and the necessary knowledge, skills, and judgment to solve your immediate issues and to generate quality performance improvement plan.

We have extensive experience in the compliance and enforcement of federal maritime safety, security and environmental protection laws and regulations, and international standards. Examples include:

  • Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)
  • 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 104 Maritime Security: Vessels
  • 33 CFR 105 Maritime Security: Facilities
  • 33 CFR 126 Handling of Dangerous Cargo at Waterfront Facilities
  • 33 CFR 127 Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas and Liquefied Hazardous Gas
  • 33 CFR 154 Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in Bulk
  • 33 CFR 155 Oil or Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention Regulations for Vessels
  • 33 CFR 156 Oil and Hazardous Material Transfer Operations
  • 33 CFR 158 Reception Facilities for Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, and Garbage
  • Safety of Life At Sea Convention (SOLAS)
  • International Safety Management (ISM) Code
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Prevention – We stand ready to work closely with the client’s staff to assist with the development, maintenance, and improvement of Safety Management System and Environmental Compliance Program. This includes:

  • Regulatory Advisory
  • Assessments and Internal Audits
  • Management Review Support
  • Organizational Safety Culture Assessment

In ensuring operational readiness, we help our clients to conduct:

  • Operational Risk Management
  • Pre‐Port State Control Inspection
  • Contractor Vessel Risk Assessment

Response – When an incident occurs, we provide support for:

  • Ports Control Management
  • Environmental Compliance Plan (3rd party audit)
  • Incident Investigation
  • Maritime Expert Witness

We have successfully assisted the following maritime industries:

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Offshore Supply Vessel
  • Tank Vessel
  • Cruise Vessel
  • Towing Vessel
  • Refinery
  • Petrochemical
  • Commercial Fishing

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