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Ocean Ridge Maritime

Ocean Ridge Maritime

8408 King Arthurs Ct
Montgomery, Texas 77316

Phone(832) 233-8563

Website https://www.oceanridgemaritime.com

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Gerald (Gerry) Nielsen, PMP, founder of Ocean Ridge Maritime, is a Project Management Professional with more than 35 years of experience in the Commercial Maritime, Offshore, and Cruise Industries. Mr. Nielsen serves as an Expert Witness, Consultant, Surveyor, and Auditor for the Maritime and Offshore Industries.

Past Positions Include:

Rig Assurance, Preservation (Stacking), and Reactivations - Transocean Offshore Drilling
Global Consulting Operations (VP) - ABS Nautical Systems
Maritime Audit Services (Director) - Carnival Corporation
Environmental and Safety Management (Director) - Cunard Line Limited
Designated Person Ashore - Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line
New Construction Surveyor - American Bureau of Shipping
ISM / ISO Auditor - American Bureau of Shipping
Shipboard Engineer - Exxon Shipping Company and Global Marine Drilling

Litigation Support: Since the Exxon Valdez incident and response, through development of DOJ mandated Compliance Programs, to conducting ECP Audits as Third Party Auditor, Mr. Nielsen 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.

Services

Ocean Ridge Maritime Consulting, LLC provides 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 Project Management, Marine Surveying and Auditing, and Emergency Response.

Among its many clients, Ocean Ridge Maritime provided Project Management to MSRC and BP after the Macondo Spill crisis, as Base Deputy for Aerial Dispersant Operations, Logistics Management for the MSRC response fleet, and Technical Manager of the Vessel Redelivery Team for BP. More than 50 Marine Surveyors and 15 Marine Engineers were directly supervised and over 1500 redelivery surveys conducted.

Survey Services: Survey planning and execution for shipyard and drydock periods including Upgrades and Repairs, UWILD and SPS, Lay-Up and Reactivations, and pre-planning for Out of Service periods. Examples include:

Shipyard attendance during UWILD and SPS
Lay-Up (Cold and Warm) of 20+ Drillships and Semi-Submersibles
Reactivation of Drillships / Semi-Submersibles from Warm/Cold Lay-up
Development and execution of Client Acceptance tests on MODU's

Project Management Services: Founder, Gerald (Gerry) Nielsen, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 35 years of experience across the Shipping and Offshore industries in the following areas:

Emergency Response Management
Management System Implementations
Audit Program Development
Shipyard Periods (including reactivations and Lay-Up preparation)

Audits and Compliance: Assistance with Development and Execution of Audit Plans and Programs, as well as with Conducting Audits on existing systems. Examples include:

Conducting ECP Audits on Offshore Drilling Rigs as DOJ Approved Third Party Auditor
Co-Author of DOJ Approved EMS for a Major Cruise Line
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance during Project Planning and Execution

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Marine Environmental, Marine Regulations, MODU Regulations, Project Management.

Profile

Gerald (Gerry) Nielsen, PMP, founder of Ocean Ridge Maritime, is a Project Management Professional with over 35 years of experience in the Commercial Maritime, Offshore, and Cruise Industries. Mr. Nielsen serves as an Expert Witness, Consultant, Surveyor, and Auditor for the Maritime and Offshore Industries.

Litigation Support: Since the Exxon Valdez incident and response, through development of DOJ mandated Compliance Programs, to conducting ECP Audits as Third Party Auditor, Mr. Nielsen 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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Professional Experience

Past Positions Include:

Rig Assurance, Preservation (Stacking), and Reactivations - Transocean Offshore Drilling
Global Consulting Operations (VP) - ABS Nautical Systems
Maritime Audit Services (Director) - Carnival Corporation
Environmental and Safety Management (Director) - Cunard Line Limited
Designated Person Ashore - Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line
New Construction Surveyor - American Bureau of Shipping
ISM / ISO Auditor - American Bureau of Shipping
Shipboard Engineer - Exxon Shipping Company and Global Marine Drilling


Legal Experience & Services

Litigation Support: Since the Exxon Valdez incident and response, through development of DOJ mandated Compliance Programs, to conducting ECP Audits as Third Party Auditor, Mr. Nielsen 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.


Education

US Merchant Marine Academy, BS, Marine Engineering Systems




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