Dennis L. Bryant retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with the rank of Captain after 27 years active duty. He had various tours as a law specialist, including an assignment as the Coast Guard’s Law of the Sea officer and also served a tour in the Office of International Affairs and finished his career supervising the staff charged with implementing the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. After leaving the Coast Guard, he was with a major maritime law firm for 13 years. Now he is an independent consultant. He also speaks at various fora both domestically and internationally. He publishes a blog on recent maritime developments and writes maritime-related articles.