Jeffery L. Lewis, marine surveyor and retired United States Coast Guard Marine Inspector, is Director of Gulf Coast Operations. Lewis is responsible for conducting inspections of inland and ocean-going vessels and equipment for financing, insurance, pre-purchase, risk management, loss control and estate management purposes for the clients of North American Marine Consultants, LLC, primarily in the North American Gulf Coast Region and worldwide as needed. Lewis is also responsible for assisting the management team at North American Marine Consultants, LLC, to develop and grow their business in the Gulf Coast Region.

Lewis has more than 22 years experience working with marine assets, most of which was gained in the United States Coast Guard. As a USCG Marine Inspector, Lewis became knowledgeable in all shipboard systems. In addition, he gained a strong background in vessel equipment plan and specifications reviews to determine compliance with U.S. laws, regulations, international conventions and other applicable standards including extensive vessel and security inspections. Lewis is also versed in maritime safety, environmental pollution prevention and cleanup, and vessel and facility regulatory compliance as a result of his USCG duties.

While stationed at the USCG Marine Safety Office in Mobile, Alabama, Lewis oversaw new construction, structural engineering, lifesaving, design, stability and repair of certificated vessels. He led and trained new marine inspectors in all aspects of marine inspections including domestic and international security. Prior to duty in Mobile, Lewis was based in Houma, Louisiana, where he was responsible for inspections of the largest fleet of U.S. flagged vessels. During that time, he was the Federal on Scene Investigator for many high profile incidents. Early in his USCG career, Lewis managed and supervised all activities concerning hazardous waste and material, respiratory protection, pollution prevention and safety for over 500 personnel in Mobile.

In addition to his years of experience, Jeff has significant professional education and technical training, including:

  • Bachelor of Science, Management Degree, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
  • Marine Inspections (MIC), Yorktown, VA
  • Mobile Offshore Rig Inspector School, Lafayette, LA
  • Marine Safety and Environmental Protection School, Yorktown, VA
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Compliance, New Orleans, LA
  • Environmental Compliance Training, New Orleans, LA
  • DOT Seaport Security Anti-terrorism Training, Yorktown, VA
  • Hazardous Materials Response (Hazwoper), Texas A&M University
  • Visual Weld Inspector School, Houma, LA