Captain Kurt M. Hallier Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Maritime Perspective Inc.
  • Phone: (832) 270-7054
  • Cell: (832) 270-7054

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Maritime and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

Vessel Management, Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Carriers, Bulk Carriers, Ferries, Marine Terminals, Incident Response, Accident Investigations, Personal Injury, Fires, Collisions, Allisions, Groundings, Loss Control, Vessel Salvage, Offshore Operations, Marine Pilots, Navigation and Waterways.


BS Business Management, State University of New York, Maritime College; Minor in Marine Transportation, State University of New York, Maritime College

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Additional Information

Master Mariner and Marine Manager with more than 40 years of proven global experience in managing shoreside, shipboard, offshore facility, and terminal operations within the petroleum industry. Successfully resolved complex issues by collaborating with international, federal, state, and local agencies. Recognized as an industry expert in terminal operations, incident management, safety, quality, and environmental affairs. Demonstrated proficiency in conducting port, terminal, and offshore assessments to optimize operations and improve safety. Known for utilizing a robust network of global marine experts to effectively manage risk and enhance the performance of marine assets. Responded to the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Deputy Incident Commander for the salvage of the OMI Charger in Galveston Bay. 30+ years as a member of a major oil company Tier One Incident Response Team responding to actual oil spills, salvage operations, fires, vessel collisions, groundings and allisions. Participated in Face to Face, Hybrid and Virtual responses and drills. Response roles included Incident Commander, Deputy IC, Operations Section Chief, Deputy OSC and Qualified Individual. Developed and implemented the Marine Terminal Assessment Program, which globally assessed and mitigated risk for marine terminals and offshore facilities used by a major oil company. This involved integrating the program with commercial marine and terminals by developing a tracking system for providing feedback on compatibility prior to contracting any facility. Over 130 terminals were assessed without impacting commercial trading over a three-year period. The success of the program required overcoming restrictions imposed during the covid pandemic, including not being able to go onsite. Member of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), Ports and Terminals Committee, Chairman of the Terminal Particular Questionnaire Work Group, Western Terminal Forum and Ship to Shore Interface Group 2007-2022. Marine Industry Guidelines including ISGOTT, SIGTTO, GOMO and PIANC / ISO 9001 and 14001 Auditor / Incident Investigation / ICS Certified up to 400 level / Well versed in IAP Software.