Dennis L. Bryant
Bryant’s Maritime Consulting
Dennis L. Bryant retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with the rank of Captain after 27 years active duty. His billets included serving on the icebreaker NORTHWIND for several years, including in 1969 when it escorted the tanker MANHATTAN through the Northwest Passage. He spent various tours as a law specialist, including an assignment as the Coast Guard’s Law of the Sea officer, and served a tour in the Office of International Affairs before finishing his career supervising the staff charged with implementing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). After leaving the USCG, he was with a major maritime law firm for 13 years. Now an independent consultant, and when not guiding his clients in navigating the complicated world of regulatory compliance, he also speaks at various domestic and international forums. He blogs on recent maritime developments, writes for various maritime trade magazines and his work is frequently quoted by the trade press.