WE ARE SHARING OUR PASSION FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY BY TRAINING AND AUDITING FOR SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE. WE WANT TO EMPOWER YOUR TEAM TO DO THEIR BEST BY OFFERING THEM THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED WHILE MAKING YOUR ORGANIZATION MORE PROFITABLE AND REDUCING YOUR TURNOVER
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES A COMPREHENSIVE CONSULT TO HELP IDENTIFY GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES, A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT INCLUDING A PROJECT PLAN WITH TIMELINES AND MILESTONES, A COST ANALYSIS, AND A SCHEDULE. WE ALSO OFFER TRAINING CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS AND AUDITS TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS.
OUR TEAM OF CONSULTANTS HOLD UNLIMITED TONNAGE MASTER'S LICENSES WITH EXPERIENCE ON ALL TYPES OF SHIPS WITH ALL TYPES OF CARGO AS WELL AS TERMINAL OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE
Captain Laura Kovary holds an Unlimited Tonnage Master’s License and sailed onboard tankers, freighters, container, and passenger ships. She holds a B.S. from California Maritime Academy and a M.S. in Maritime Management from Maine Maritime Academy.
After sailing for several years, including sailing second in command of a ship carrying cargo into Operation Desert Storm, Captain Kovary worked ashore as a Tanker Operations Analyst, California Port Superintendent for BP Shipping, and as Acting Division Chief for a State regulatory agency.
Captain Kovary has taught at two state maritime academies and is presently an Instructor for UCLA Extension teaching Global Supply Chain Management, CSU Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation, and the Maritime Environmental Training Trust in San Pedro teaching STCW courses.
She is Principal Consultant at Environmental Maritime Services, with expertise in shipboard management, marine oil terminal operation, container terminal operations, maritime environmental issues, port security, as well as ISO, TMSA, and IMO auditing.
Captain Kovary has held several positions on the LA/LB Harbor Safety Committee, and has been active on several other committees such as the MTS Recovery Unit, Chairman of the MTS Safety and Security Subcommittee during the attacks of September 11th, 2001, a member of the LA/LB Area Maritime Security Committee, and Chairman of a committee revising the LA/LB Port Emergency Dispersal Plan. She is a recent Past President of the LA/LB Chapter of the Propeller Club and a member of the Council of American Master Mariners.
Captain Glenn Kovary holds a B.S. from California Maritime Academy and an Unlimited Tonnage Master's License. He sailed as Master for American President Lines for over 20 years. Capt. Kovary was Master of one of the largest container ships for American President Lines and responsible for all aspects of the ship's operation including; security, a strict operating budget, controlling payroll, all communications with both foreign and domestic company personnel and officials, maintaining schedule reliability and legal compliance with all regulatory agencies.
Captain Kovary was also Master of the S.S. CALIFORNIA, one of the first ships to call at Dammam, Saudi Arabia, with cargo for the war effort in Kuwait. The S.S. CALIFORNIA arrived shortly after the bombing started during Operation Desert Storm.
He has worked as an expert witness on several cases, has extensive container vessel, container terminal, and tanker experience.
Captain Kovary has worked in ship weather routing for Jeppesen Marine and as Port Captain and Senior Manager for Patriot Contract Services.
Captain Kovary's expertise includes: Ship handling and Harbor Maneuvering, Weather Forecasting and Vessel Routing, Shipboard Organization and Operations, Safety and Firefighting, Navigation, Celestial and Electronic Systems, Container Lashing Systems, Stability, and Cargo Loss Prevention.
He is a long-standing member of the Council of American Master Marine
During his time as a deck officer and ship master, Captain Allan Breese transited every ocean in the world, making port calls in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. As Master he made more than 100 transits of the treacherous Straits of Malacca, and was awarded the prestigious US Navy League Award in 1991 for piloting his ship into the Persian Gulf in a last-minute diversion to bring needed supplies into the war zone.
Captain Breese has conducted audits of Security, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management systems at port facilities on four continents, and on hundreds of vessels worldwide. He is trained as a Certified Lead Auditor in ISM (International Safety Management System) Code for ships, ISO 9001-2000, and ISO 14001, and has been certified by DNV to conduct training of more than a thousand Facility, Company and Ship Security Officers. Capt. Breese has also conducted Security Audits of facilities and vessels around the U.S. and around the world.
Among the major projects he has managed are a security gap analysis for the country of Jordan, and the development of security processes for ExxonMobil for their FPSO fleet. He has developed safety, quality and environmental management systems for maritime terminals and ships. He has also participated in several Waterways Suitability Analysis projects for potential LNG plants in several locations around the U.S.
When a major container shipper wanted to stop cargo theft losses at their container yard, Capt. Breese was called in investigate and develop solutions. Capt. Breese conducts cargo damage surveys, warehouse surveys, and is our marine loss control specialist.