Ocean Ridge Maritime Consulting, LLC provides 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
Harry Munns is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Boats, Boating Business, Boater Education, and Maritime Law. A United States Coast Guard for 35 years, Mr. Munns has extensive coastal and offshore sailing experience throughout the United States and Caribbean. He has been the Captain of numerous private and commercial, power and sail vessels to 90 feet.
Mr. Munns boating education credentials include design, implementation, and maintenance of a worldwide education system. In conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, he was instrumental in creating national boating safety education standards beginning in 2000 and continuing until 2020.
Two terms as an appointed city harbor commissioner overseeing operation, planning and construction of a small craft harbor and associated facilities have given Mr. Munns a unique insight into working within a municipal environment. His terms as commissioner and chair also afforded him extensive participation in the development of recreational boating facilities.
Consulting Services - Mr. Munns has provided consulting services, business analysis, and written opinions for a variety of boating interests including potential buyers and sellers of boating businesses. Existing boating businesses interested in expansion and diversification have relied upon his expertise to guide their planning and decision making. Industry categories include, charter companies, sailing schools, manufacturers, dealers, OEMs and distributors.
Boat Business Consulting - Buying, Selling, Expanding