About Us

Substantial Compliance is a group of ex U.S. Coast Guard and Public Health marine inspectors dedicated to providing assistance for owners, shipyards, and operators of cruise ships which want to embark passengers in the United States.

The group is lead by Mark Hyde a Senior Marine Surveyor. During his time in the U.S. Coast Guard, he led and conducted 27 initial passenger vessel examinations for the United States. While with Substantial Compliance Mark has been project manager completing several newbuilds and retrofits of Cruise Ships, Casino vessels, and RO-RO passenger vessels

This included some of the largest cruise vessels in the world. With over thirty five years experience in inspections, including survival systems and passenger vessels, he has worked with all the major cruise companies and cruise ship construction yards in the world. He is an expert in U.S. domestic as well as international vessel inspection regulations and has proven ability to lead, train, and supervise personnel to accomplish job objectives. Contact Us today to see how we can help you.

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United States Coast Guard Achievement Medal - Click to Enlarge Meritorious Service Medal - Click to Enlarge United States Coast Guard Marine Inspector Certificate - Click to Enlarge USDOT United States Coast Guard Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Professional - Click to Enlarge
Coast Guard Certificate of Training Passenger Vessel Control Verification - Click to Enlarge US Coast Guard Achievement Medal Citation - Click to Enlarge Meritorious Service Medal Citation - Click to Enlarge US Coast Guard Letter of Commendation - Click to Enlarge