Maritime Consulting, Project & Compliance Management

Solutions You Can Rely On  ~  Experience You Can Trust! 


Experience Summary
2015 - Lead Compliance Surveyor for RMS.
6 Years: USCG Lead Inspector New Build Cruise Vessel - Europe
6 Years: USCG Lead inspector offshore Oil Industry - Asia
2 Years: USCG Lead Inspector Port State - Guam

17 Years: USCG Chief Eng, Search & Rescue/Law Enforcement

George Zeitler has been a major influence in the Maritime Industry for decades.  As the Chief of Vessel Inspection and School Chief for the US Coast Guard Center of Excellence, his leadership and decisions were far reaching and served as a positive inspiration for many.  As a Principle Surveyor and Lead Instructor for DNV he continued to earn the respect and admiration of leaders at the highest levels of the industry.  In 2014 his influence and experience played a vital role in bringing the M/V Grand Celebration into US service in an unprecedented 45 days.  Now with RMS, George is ready to put his experience, knowledge and influence to work for you.

Experience Summary

2015 - Present:  Owner Reliable Maritime Solutions, LLC

2001 - Present:  Owner Zeitler Marine Service, LLC

1  Year;   VP Operations Bahamas Paradise Cruise

7  Years:  Principal Surveyor DNV/GL.

17 Years: USCG Marine Inspector.

1   Year:  USCG Casualty Investigator.

2   Years: USCG Shipboard engineer/damage control expert.

4   Years: US Coast Guard Academy graduate.

David Holland Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 31 years of distinguished active duty service.  During his career with the Coast Guard, he served in a variety of demanding leadership positions, from the Chief Engineer of one of the Coast Guards most technologically advanced Cutters to one of the Coast Guards most senior Marine Inspectors.  He has conducted a wide range of regulatory compliance inspections and investigations on hundreds of commercial vessels and offshore installations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Gulf of Mexico.​



Reliable Maritime Solutions is a uniquely experienced group of individuals with prior U.S. Coast Guard, Classification, and Operational backgrounds.  Whether you are a start-up operation looking for assistance getting your vessel through the numerous inspections, surveys, and regulations required to get into service, or you are a well established company looking for project management, management training, compliance training, or business development consulting, RMS is ready to give your company the customized and experienced service you can count on.

Experience: With decades in the maritime world, let us put our wealth of knowledge and experience to work for your company. RMS has access to a network of highly experienced and qualified specialists with decades of US Coast Guard, Classification, and Operational experience waiting to serve you.

Integrity: Honor, Respect and Devotion are more than words to the RMS Team; it is how we live, it is how we do business.

​Knowledge: Our range of knowledge in Operations and Regulations is unsurpassed in the maritime industry. From new build oversight to in-service operations and compliance the RMS foundation is built upon years of training and hands on application.​

Experience Summary
2015 - Present:  Owner Reliable Maritime Solutions, LLC 
2014 - Present:  Owner Kinnear Maritime Services, LLC 
1   Year:  President Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (Startup).
5   Years: President Celebration Cruise Line.
3   Years: President Celebration Cargo Line.
3   Years: Senior Passenger Ship Surveyor –  (DNV).
8   Years: Senior Marine Inspector – USCG
16 Years: Search & Rescue/Law Enforcement – USCG
2   Years: Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard – USCG

The Reliable Company

Brian Downey Has a proven regulatory background in marine and environmental safety as well as port security and environmental response.  His Coast Guard experience spanned assignments across the United States, Europe, Africa and Middle East where he promoted safety through Flag State inspections and investigations. He further managed national level initiatives as a Headquarters Program Manager.  In his post Coast Guard career, he has supported regulatory goals for companies ranging from Ro-Pax start-ups to century old freight institutions as well as para-public Port Authorities.  As a network partner, Brian is ready to help support your next challenge.  

​​​​​​​Charles Kinnear better known as “Charlie” has one of the most unique and in-depth backgrounds in the maritime industry.  His career started in 1980 when he joined the US Coast Guard and now spans over 30 years, encompassing a wide range of experiences.  Charlie’s career rests on a foundation of integrity, leadership and dedication. That foundation supports three decades of experience in the regulatory, classification and operations segments of the industry.  Today Charlie uses his leadership and experience to assist owners and operators navigate the complex waters of the regulatory, project and operational world. 

We are the anchor that can link your team together with the authorities. Ensuring a safe and successful operation.

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The Reliable Network 

Zeitler Marine Services (ZMS) has over 25 years of US Coast Guard, Classification and Operations experience to provide dedicated support critical to our clients needs.  We are accredited by the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) and ready to put our technical knowledge to work for you.  For more indomation please visit

​Holland Maritime Solutions LLC. (HMS) 31 years of US Coast Guard experience with a wide range of regulatory compliance inspections and investigations on hundreds of commercial vessels and offshore installations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Gulf of Mexico.​ Contact HMS at:

​Marine Compliance Solutions, LLC (MSC) Marine Compliance Solutions leverages over two decades of maritime safety and environmental experience.  Marine Compliance Solutions' principal, Brian Downey, served over 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. In his last post as a Deputy Sector Commander, Brian oversaw all Coast Guard Operations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Northeastern New York. For more information please visit

​Texas Commercial Diving (TCD) 30+ years of experience providing quality commercial diving services.  The TCD team of certified divers is here to meet and exceed your underwater needs.

Experience Summary

2013-Present:  Principal, Marine Compliance Solutions, LLC.
2  Years:  Administrator, Maine Pilotage Commission.
2  Years:  Director, Marine Safety and Environment, CSL Int.
21 Years:  Coast Guard Officer specializing in Marine Safety, Environmental Protection and Emergency Response.