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Our Team

Charlie Kinnear

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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. 


2015 - Present:  Owner Reliable Maritime Solutions

2014 - Present:  Owner Kinnear Maritime Services

1   Year:  President Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line 

5   Years: President Celebration Cruise Line

3   Years: President Celebration Cargo Lin

3   Years: Senior Passenger Ship Surveyor –  (DNV)

8   Years: Senior Marine Inspector – USCG

16 Years:  Search & Rescue/Law Enfrcmnt - USCG


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George Zeitler

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George 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.


2015 - Present: Owner Reliable Maritime Solutions

2001 - Present: Owner Zeitler Marine Service

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

4 Years: US Coast Guard Academy graduate



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Dave Holland

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  Dave 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.​

2014 - Present: Founded Holland Maritime Services, LLC

2015 - Present:  Lead Compliance Surveyor for RMS.

2016 - Present: Environment Auditor for ABSG and RMS 

6 Years: USCG Lead Inspector New Build  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 & L/E

Ken Raifsnider

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  Ken enlisted in 1978 and served three tours aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutters  in the engineering departments including Chief Engineer.  Ken also served as an Instructor at the USCG Engineering Training Center in Yorktown, VA .  In 1994 Ken was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and moved into the USCG Marine Safety field conducting U.S. Deep Draft Deck  Engineering Inspections, Port State Control Exams, Small and Large Passenger Vessel Inspections and Marine Casualty Investigation. 


2014 - Present: Founded Fathom Maritime Consulting

2016 - Present:  Lead US Deep Draft Surveyor for RMS

2016 - Present: Environment Auditor for ABSG  and RMS

8 Years:  USCG at Yorktown Training Center 

8 Years:  US Coast Guard Engineer on various cutters

14 Years: Senior USCG Marine Inspector &  Investigator

Brian Downey

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 Brian 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.  

2015 -Present:  Sub-Chapter M & ISM Auditor for RMS.

2013-Present:  Principal, Marine Compliance Solutions

2  Years:  Administrator, Maine Pilotage Commission

2  Years:  Director, Marine Safety and Environment, CSL 

 21 years:  USCG Officer specializing in Marine Safety, Environmental Protection and Emergency Response. 

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CV - Charlie Kinnear (pdf)

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CV - George Zeitler (pdf)

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 Charlie Kinnear 

Charlie@ReliableMaritime.com

+1 (561) 985-0336


George Zeitler 

George@ReliableMaritime.com

+1 (954) 804-8919​


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