Greenwood Maritime has over 35 years’ experience in naval & civil maritime affairs.

Greenwood Maritime Solutions Ltd is a consulting enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of maritime power and marine technology, with particular interests in the Pacific and Arctic regions.


We have extensive experience in maritime operations such as security planning and international civil-military, intergovernmental relations and ice navigation.


Our maritime analysis services include harmonized threat and risk analysis, risk assessment and operational analysis.


Our interests extend from practical maritime affairs to the art and science of leadership/command development and mentorship.

Nigel and Greenwood Maritime Solutions delivered a top-notch product

Nigel understands the complexities of our business, and capably gets to the issue at hand, and in all our commercial dealings with him, provides clear advice and an effective easy to use road-map to get to where we need to be

– Prince Rupert Port Authority & the Pacific Pilotage Authority

As with all our business with Nigel, the deliverable was first-rate, detailed and complete with a clear road map on what industry and regulatory agencies would need to address to make shipping safer for both commercial and local mariners in and around Prince Rupert.
Captain Gary Paulson, Prince Rupert Port Authority
With Nigel’s help on a sensitive risk assessment we turned a unanimous no into a resounding yes.
Captain Kevin Obermeyer, Pacific Pilotage Authority
Nigel and Greenwood Maritime applied recognized threat and risk analysis practices to provide Commissionaires with innovative solutions to a range of novel security challenges, thus helping us to develop new lines of business.
John Dewar, CEO Canadian Corps of Commissionaires - Victoria, the Islands and Yukon

Recent Projects

Oceans Protection Plan

In 2018/19 GMSL completed three projects for Transport Canada related to the Oceans Protection Plan. The first was to lead a Pilotage Risk Management Methodology (PRMM) process to conduct an initial risk-screening of ship-routing and [...]

Ice Navigation

Served as ice-navigator for a 90m super-yacht through the Northwest Passage from Cambridge Bay NVT to Dutch Harbour AK in September 2015. Joined RRS Ernest Shackleton as assistant ice navigator for icebreaker-escort and expedition [...]

Canadian Hydrographic Service Risk Assessment

Conducted an independent review of the CHS's Hydrographic Risk Assessment Tool. Examined input factors and methodology and compared the CHS product with recent approaches to similar challenges in other countries' hydrographic services

Pilotage Waivers Risk Assessment

As a result of the Nathan E. Stewart grounding in October 2016, conducted a risk assessment and review of the Pacific Pilotage Authority's rules for granting waivers, worked with industry to examine the composition of [...]

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