“Outstanding is how to describe the performance of Mr. Kevin Gilheany. Maritime Compliance International, LLC was contracted to set up the implementation of a Facility Security Plan for the New York City, Department of Environmental Protection Marine Operations. Mr. Gilheany’s knowledge and experience in this field is unparalleled. He provided a solid training program for the Facility Security Officer Certification and supplied an excellent Facility Security Plan for submission to the U. S. Coast Guard. The DEP Marine Operations Facility Security Plan was approved by the U. S. Coast Guard and we will continue to engage Mr. Gilheany’s services for the proper maintenance of the plan. Thank you Kevin for a job well done.” — City of New York 4/06
“Empire Stevedoring (LA) Inc. was referred to Maritime Compliance International, LLC, by staff members of the USCG/MSO-NOLA, and Mr. William Duval of Dufour, Laskay & Strouse Marine Services, NOLA. After reviewing all of our training options, we decided to utilize the services of Mr. Kevin Gilheany/Maritime Compliance International, LLC. Kevin has trained 2 Facility Security Officers for Empire, and a third is scheduled for training in March, '05. Additionally, we have asked Kevin to present a training session for key company employees with security responsibilities. We are very pleased with the training we have received thus far. It was very thorough in its scope and content, and provided us with valuable information when dealing with security issues at our Facility. We look forward to continuing of relationship with Maritime Compliance Int'l., and would highly recommend their services to any company in need of FSO certification training and/or general security training, as mandated by the USCG.” — Empire Stevedoring, Inc.
"Maritime Compliance International provided me with a thorough overall training experience and gave me the comfort level I personally needed to function as my company's local FSO." — American Commercial Barge Line
“Maritime Compliance International, LLC provided me with in-depth Facility Security Officer training. I was especially impressed with the research and knowledge that Kevin brought to the class. I would highly recommend Maritime Compliance International, LLC to those who are looking for comprehensive instruction in the Maritime Industry.” — Ingram Barge Line
“Your training material covered in the "Maritime Security Training for FSO's" was well worth while. All the Cargill employees that attended are now knowledgeable FSO's and are trained to meet the Coast Guard requirements for 33CFR 105.” — Cargill, Inc.
“When faced with the requirement to come into compliance with maritime security regulations it became apparent that we needed a professional to guide us through this process. After an extensive search we decided to employ the services of Mr. Kevin Gilheany/Maritime Compliance International, LLC. We couldn’t have made a better choice. His professionalism and extensive experience and knowledge were key in getting our personnel trained in a timely manner with minimal impact on our operations. His expertise was also evident throughout the drafting/submission process of our Vessel and Facility Security Plans. Our Vessel Security Plan was approved within one day of being received at the Department of Homeland Security, USCG Marine Safety Center. I have never felt more confident recommending any individual/company than I do with Kevin and Maritime Compliance International.” — Pacific Tugboat Service
“I'd like to take a moment to tell you how much new information I got out of your recent class. I have been the Company Security Officer for Cal Dive International now for almost two years. I have written security assessments and plans for all our vessels requiring plans. I have conducted security training and accompanied DNV and US Coast Guard inspectors as they've completed security verification audits in our fleet. I have attended a Ship Security Officer class prior to your class. I reaped so much more information about actual procedures from your class that I didn't have before. As with your upcoming class at our facility for my Port Facility Security Officer and other employees, I would recommend you and your class to anyone.” — Cal Dive International
“Kevin provided my employees with the knowledge that they need to feel confident that they are in compliance with the Vessel Security Plan. I will be using Maritime Compliance International for my company’s training needs in the future.” — Highland Towing
“Maritime Compliance International (MCI) has met the timely need for both our facility and vessel(s) employees. Kevin was more than capable of answering questions for our folks and he certainly demystified the MTSA regulations for us. The Delta Queen Steamboat Company has utilized several contractors in an effort to meet its MTSA mandates and we are certainly pleased with the results of MCI and Kevin Gilheany.” — Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Inc.
"I have received Company Security Officer training through Maritime Compliance International. I thought Kevin was very professional and thorough in his presentation and his speech. I would recommend Kevin to friends and colleagues for future training." — Horizon Maritime
“This was a great course for our many qualified small passenger vessel, port state control and facility inspectors. The origins, tactics and methodology of today’s terrorists really bring to light the continued vigilance needed by our inspectors. Coupled with accurate and targeted review of the regulations and NVICs, this training was a terrific refresher for some and a great foundation for our newest inspectors.” — U.S. Coast Guard, San Diego 3/06
“Excellent knowledge of subject matter and presentation. Interesting and beneficial industry perspective.” — U.S. Coast Guard, New Orleans 5/06
“This course gave a whole new perspective for us in the field conducting MTSA inspections to the best of our abilities. This course should be a pre-requisite for all personnel coming out of rate and into the “M” field for the first time or someone who’s been doing “M” for many years. For newcomers or refreshers, this course is very necessary. The instructor was knowledgeable and confident in his ability to make the topic interesting and keep everyone’s attention. I praise this instructor for not delivering “death by PowerPoint!”” — U.S. Coast Guard New York 9/06
“Outstanding! Completely relevant and well presented. Best 2 days of training I’ve had in a long time. Excellent mix between vessel and facility security issues. Mr. Gilheany’s perspective from both the Coast Guard’s and the industry’s point of view is invaluable. Use of scenarios enhanced the training and lent credibility. Maritime Compliance International should conduct all MTSA training for the Coast Guard.” — U.S. Coast Guard Hampton Roads 9/06
“This training session greatly improved my awareness for maritime security as well as the country’s security position. Mr. Gilheany has obviously done a vast amount of research in order to provide such a detailed discussion of terrorist threats and how situations have linked together to create the predicament this country is presently immersed in. He gave excellent examples of what to consider in developing, reviewing and assessing security plans. He also demonstrated excellent examples of where plans in the maritime industry are lacking. These items need to be brought to the attention of all COTPs and Customs and Border patrol leadership and all Coast Guard planning departments.” — U.S. Coast Guard Mobile, AL 1/07
“Kevin Gilheany is an experienced and well seasoned marine consultant. I have been working in the marine business for the past forty years. I have owned a marine business and I have never felt more confident in recommending and individual company for consultation than Maritime Compliance International, owned and managed by Kevin Gilheany. Keep up the good works Mr. Gilheany.” — Jefferson Marine Towing, Inc.
“The thing that really impressed me about your service was the quick response and your ability to discuss issues directly with the decision maker at the agency involved. But more than that you showed us how we were in compliance and therefore didn't need to spend the money to develop a new compliance strategy. Working with you got the issue resolved quickly and at the lowest cost.” — St. James Stevedoring Company, Inc.
“We have called upon the good services of Maritime Compliance International at a critical time. Fast action and expertise were both necessary. Kevin Gilheany provided exactly what was required. He gets a first rate recommendation from SA 305 Corp.” — SA 305 Corporation