HudsonMarine Case Study

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HudsonMarine enables vessel port- and terminal-owners to be more efficient, more responsible and more competitive. 


HudsonMarine guides vessel, port, and terminal owners in effectively managing the challenges of today’s technically complex and environmentally sensitive world. Our depth of knowledge and diversity of expertise allows our clients to make steady progress toward their operational and business goals. Through risk preparedness and management, emergency response and technical services, we help our clients be more efficient, more responsible and more profitable.

The maritime technical services available through HudsonMarine include:

Regulatory services help you maintain compliance and reduce detentions and potential fines. Learn More

OPA 90 services encompass Qualified Individual/Spill Management Team services, Vessel Response Plan development, contingency planning and training. Learn More

Port State Control & ISM services that allow you minimize inspections, delays and potential fines. Learn More

Surveys, Audits and Vetting Assistance for petroleum product, LNG and chemical tankers, as well as Dry Cargo vessels. Learn More

Vessel and Technical Services are available to help our clients streamline operations and manage ongoing needs and challenges. Learn More

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Regulatory Services

Managing compliance with complex regulations as well as clarifying their various interpretations and accepted compliance methods can be overwhelming when staff is dedicated to operational processes.

Hudson can help reduce the burden by monitoring changing regulations on your behalf. We are available to advise you, guide you and to develop and submit plans for approval. In difficult or controversial issues, we even work closely with the regulatory agencies, providing our technical and practical expertise to minimize financial and operational impacts.

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OPA 90

HudsonMarine offers comprehensive OPA 90 services and expertise. We work with clients to develop their VRP Plans, complete PREP Drill Coordination, Training and Table Top exercises (TTX) annually and to deliver highly coordinated and effective spill response whenever necessary. We serve both as Qualified Individuals (QI) in the United States and under Canadian guidelines within the OPA 90 framework.

No matter where you are, our worldwide response network allows us to provide efficient and well managed spill response and environmental management services. As your Qualified Individual and Spill Management Team, we work on the behalf of the owner/operator to keep good communication between owner's representation and Federal and State authorities to minimize liability and maximize response effectiveness.

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Port State Control & ISM

Port State Control and ISM inspections can be intensive and costly for those who are unprepared. But when they are anticipated, coordinated even, they can be manageable and efficient, with fewer delays, shorter inspections and better results. Comprising former regulators and maritime experts, our team's knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements — SOLAS, MARPOL 73/78 & Annexes, STCW, ILLC, ILO, BCH/IBC Codes, ISM, IMSBC Code and HSC — prepares our clients for their inspections. Our team is also available for Classification Representation, documentation support, and general vessel husbandry.

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Surveys and Audits

HudsonMarine has the qualified personnel, resources and experience to provide owners, companies and managers with a wide range of survey, inspection and support services to meet the everyday and emergency needs of ship operations, insurance and environmental interests. These surveys are among the most rigorous in our industry and available anywhere in the world. Our staff includes fully accredited inspectors who have completed more than 500 surveys, inspections, pre-inspections and audits. Their expert and thorough approach is invaluable for CDI inspections, Pre-examination for USCG's annual Tanker Vessel Examination (TVE), Environmental Audits of Passenger Ships, Sale and Purchase, Vetting and On-hire off-hire surveys.

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Vessel and Technical Services

Our industry experience informs our perspective and enables us to minimize the burden, costs and operational challenges facing our clients.


Emergency and Environmental Management and Response

With clearly established rules governing petroleum incidents, and emerging regulations covering chemicals and hazardous materials, operators need a partner who can provide timely and effective resolutions. To date, we have responded to many such incidents and performed Natural Resource Damage Assessments. Our Spill Management Team includes marine experts, chemical engineers, industrial hygienists and toxicologists who are able to provide comprehensive, client-focused and environmentally sensitive solutions.

Expert Witness

HudsonAnalytix and HudsonMarine's expertise is available to you in the wake of any maritime-related incident or regulatory concern. Our team encompasses professionals from all areas of the shipping industry who offer sound consultative services and informed perspectives. Throughout our history, they have served as expert witness, providing testimony for clients in general maritime, legal and insurance situations.

Maintenance Program Development

Our team's vessel experience makes us as a valuable partner for developing and implementing maintenance programs. All Hudson-prepared programs emphasize quality and efficiency in operations and performance as well as regulatory compliance with all local, national and international regulations.

Plan Development and Implementation

HudsonMarine works with its clients to draft plans that optimize safety, security, regulatory compliance and business operations. Particular areas of expertise include VRPs, SSPs, CSPs, PFSPs, Ship Arrival Services for eNOA/AMS, MARPOL, Ballast Water Management, Bunker Oil Transfer, Emergency Muster, Fire Control and Safety, Garbage Management, Corporate Emergency Response and Pollution Prevention, and Ship-to-Ship Transfer (STS) Plans.

We develop all plans in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and submit them for approval to Flag State. We maintain all plans on behalf of our clients, and develop posters and educational materials to ensure consistency.

Re-flagging Services

Our knowledge of the legal, financial and regulatory issues allows us to provide strategic and streamlined re-flagging services for our clients. Throughout the process, we manage all aspects of communication and documentation, and serve as liaisons with the appropriate parties to assure efficiency. Our process is thorough and comprehensive, designed to minimize the likelihood of future Port State Control inspections and to allow you to achieve operational, regulatory and financial goals.

Technical Services

HudsonMarine has extensive experience in solving many different types of technical issues, inspections, surveys, etc., which will allow us to present a detailed technical plan to the U.S. Coast Guard and the EPA, and assist in avoiding operational delays. Our goal is to ensure that you resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

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