• Contingency Plans

    Dedicated to providing the utmost level of expertise in contingency plan design, development and maintenance. Our highly skilled staff caters to a range of criteria based on the specific needs of each client.

    Contingency Plans
  • Emergency Incident Management

    Our expert team is comprised of multi-disciplined professionals, capable of providing an organization suited to the requirements of each incident, including a complete Incident Command System (ICS) organization.

    Emergency Incident Management
  • Shipboard Technical Services

    Our technical services team has extensive sea-going experience and is strategically positioned to provide an unmatched blend of high level technical services.

    Shipboard Technical Services
  • Training and Drills

    The Drills and Training staff of GMS is uniquely qualified to design and conduct professional training and exercises that are compliant with the OPA ’90 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) and California State guidelines.

    Training and Drills
  • Facility, Pipeline and Power Services

    We prepare a variety of regulatory compliant and customer specific Contingency, Strategic and Tactical Response Plans and Operations Manuals, and we are the primary incident responder and Spill Management Team for several large facility, power and pipeline companies in addition to large insurance companies.

    Facility, Pipeline and Power Services
  • Gallagher Marine Systems Events

    Click here to access the GMS Shutterfly Photo Share Site.  We welcome you to view and enjoy these photos from the many events hosted by GMS. Gallagher Marine Systems will donate five percent (5%) of every purchase from these photo galleries to The Seamen’s Church Institute.  For more information on The Seamen’s Church Institute, visit their web site at http://cas.seamenschurch.org/.

    Gallagher Marine Systems Events

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Gallagher Marine Systems (GMS) is the industry’s most comprehensive source of full-service compliance support. Our capabilities are supported by an unmatched blend of practical field experience and regulatory compliance expertise. The GMS Qualified Individual (QI) and Spill Management Team (SMT) include some of the most highly qualified and experienced spill casualty response experts in the industry. Combined, they have responded to a majority of the significant incidents in the United States and around the world since the early 1970’s.

GMS provides full-service regulatory compliance to more than 400 global shipping companies, representing over 4,000 tankers and nontankers trading to the U.S., Panama and Canada. We have developed thousands of spill response and contingency plans; developed and facilitated scores of drills and training programs; and provided in-depth consulting services for facilities, major and independent oil companies, marine terminals, and government agencies.

News & Upcoming Events

GMS is pleased to have completed our first, live North American Regulatory Seminar since March of 2020 on Thursday, August 19th. Vaccinated attendees enjoyed a full slate of guest speakers covering a wide range of topics affecting their trade to North America. It was very apparent that GMS, their compliance partners, guest speakers, SMFF and OSRO guests were all very happy to be together again at this annual summer seminar in Galloway, New Jersey, USA. While COVID precautions didn’t allow a completely normal experience, attendees enjoyed a day full of valuable information and interaction. We look forward to a time when we can fully return to our live seminars and compliance partner office visits in the future. Until then, GMS will provide a list of virtual seminars that we are planning to hold throughout the Autumn of 2021.

Michael Chalos of Chalos & Co. P.C. presents “Voluntary Reporting of Potential Non-Compliance Issues and the Consequences of Failing to Do So” at the Gallagher Marine Systems North American Regulatory Seminar on August 19th.

Tom George of Reinauer Transportation – 2021 Annual Jack Gallagher Classic Golf Outing.

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Client Advisories

GMS Client Advisory 18-21 – GMS Receives USCG Approval as TPO for U.S. Flag Towing Vessels

GMS Client Advisory 17-21 – Transport Canada – New Ballast Water Regulations

GMS Client Advisory 16-21 – State of Michigan Ballast Water Control General Permit

GMS Client Advisory 15-21 – U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Annual Report

GMS Client Advisory 14-21 – Centers For Disease Control (CDC) – Cruise Ship Passenger Operations

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