Dennis Bryant
Principle Nature of Business
Maritime regulatory consultancy
Professional Interests
Admiralty Law
Crew/Personnel Management
Environmental / Emissions
Environmental / Emissions - Ballast water treatment
Environmental / Emissions - Waste / Incineration
Geodesy (Marine)
Harbor Patrol
Hardware (Marine)
Human Resources
Hydrographic equipment
Information Technology
Insurance (Marine)
Maritime Regulations and standards
Maritime Regulations and standards - Licensing
Maritime Regulations and standards - Quality management
Navigation / Communication Equipment
Navigation / Communication Equipment - Satellite equipment
Oceanographic Instrumentation
Port Authority
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy - Wave/ Tide
Renewable Energy - Wind
Safety & Fire Protection
Safety & Fire Protection - Equipment
Safety & Fire Protection - Systems
Security Services & Systems
Shipboard Electronics & Automation
Underwater Vehicles (manned)
Vessels - Cargo ships
Vessels - Cargo ships - Bulk carriers
Vessels - Cargo ships - Container Ships
Vessels - Cargo ships - Tankers
Vessels - Cable ships
Vessels - Ice breakers
Vessels - Passenger ships
Vessels - Passenger ships - Cruise ships
Vessels - Passenger ships - Ocean Liners
Vessels - Pollution control vessels
Vessels - Research vessels
Vessels - Salvage vessels
Air emissions
Associations and Organizations
Maritime Law Association of the US
Designations, Licenses and Certifications
Employment status
Self Employed
Principal at Bryant's Maritime Consulting
February 2009 - Present (10 years 3 months )
Senior Counsel at Haight Gardner Poor & Havens/Holland & Knight
November 1995 - February 2009 (13 years 3 months )
Captain at US Coast Guard
June 1968 - August 1995 (27 years 2 months )
US Coast Guard Academy
July 1964 - June 1968
Vanderbilt University School of Law
August 1993 - December 1995

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Bob Fritz
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1/8/2010 12:28:04 PM
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Daryl Wilkes

Ii have just read your blog on the COMSAT system. Very interesting article. I am an EX- Radio Officer and always like to keep up with what is going on in the Wireless world!

thanks again.

1/28/2010 9:07:36 AM
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Peter Grant
We do appreciate your historical ruminations Dennis. PG
2/26/2010 1:59:51 PM
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Raj Trikannad
TWILIGHT Many thanks the note
In the 60s, esp on West Coast US port calls- we used to have USCG Sea Charts titled Pacific Pilot etc issued to ships at U.S.Ports. Apart from weather and current info the revers had a fund of interesting info. One such was the WW2 experience of merchant navy Navigators taking sextant sights after geting eyes adjusted with a special reddish tint goggles to have a delayed time of Twiiligt Also practice with adjusting Eyes to a horizon to fix position by star fixes.
Twilight is many places is short and so this was a good idea- In any case better that a basic Dead Reckoned Position. Possibly more imp with submarine attacks and the need to stay in posn and on course.

Sextant sights and posn fix was an art and a science and doing it gave a sense of accomplishment. Gave immense job satisfacion to us Seafarers.
Thanks again
Capt TR
Chennai INDIA
4/4/2010 1:05:54 AM
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Jim Decker
interesting read on that remote atoll , thanks for posting!
6/23/2010 11:55:48 PM
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Vicki Jordan
Thanks for posting the article on Pea Island.
10/14/2010 11:58:22 AM
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Dean Hobbs
Mr. Bryant,

Thank you for posting the SS Badger // EPA issue.
6/20/2011 12:37:58 PM
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Frank Brando
Very interesting article about Henry Morgan. I did not realize he is the man behind the rum brand name.
8/23/2011 12:26:13 PM
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David Newell
Captain Bryant your article on The USCGC Courier has an error in it. The transmitters and receivers were all operated by USCG personnel under the supervision of the USIA. In the transmitter room we had a chief ET and two ET Petty officers who operated all three transmitters. The relay room was staffed by a radioman petty officer who sent the program material to us in the transmitter room
3/31/2013 12:15:52 PM
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