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Ryan Allain
Consultant at Gallagher Marine Systems, LLC


Ryan Allain retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after a 24 year career that spanned many of the Coast Guard’s primary missions including search and rescue, marine inspection, pollution response and marine casualty investigations.  Major accomplishments during his successful career included the development and implementation of U.S. and international maritime safety, security and environmental regulations and improvements to the Coast Guard’s port state control vessel targeting scheme.  During his tenure supervising the Coast Guard’s Vessel Response Plan program, his efforts to revamp the review and approval process for over 8,000 vessel response plans earned the program the Coast Guard’s prestigious Innovation Award for Management.

Upon retiring from the USCG in 2015, Mr. Allain worked for MSC Cruises as the Vice President for Safety, Security and Environmental for the cruise line’s North American fleet.  In this role, Mr. Allain prepared the company’s ships for USCG Certificate of Compliance inspections, class inspections and audits and performed internal ISM and ISPS audits.  In addition, Mr. Allain surveyed dozens of ports in the U.S., the Mideast and the Caribbean to determine if security measures met the company’s expectations. During his tenure at MSC Cruises, Mr. Allain also served on several of the Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) committees including Safety, Security and Environmental affairs. 

Mr. Allain currently provides maritime consulting expertise to the shipping industry and routinely performs safety, security and environmental compliance inspections and audits onboard ships intending to visit U.S. ports.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks