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According to Joey Willis, president of Ocean Marine Services, Inc. (OMSI) in Nikiski and Kirkland, Washington, it takes a really skilled crew to be able to work in Alaska’s harshest conditions, especially when constrained by extremely tight schedules. The company, which owns and operates four offshore supply vessels, a landing craft, and a research catamaran, works with partner companies Offshore Systems, Inc. and Aleutian Fuel Services in Dutch Harbor, Offshore Systems Kena, Nikiski Fuel Services, and underwater diving contractor Blackwater Marine to make sure that clients’ needs are met around the clock.
“The increased activity has allowed us to add an additional crane and longshore crew at OSK,” says OMSI Vice President Kelly McNeil. “This provides us with the opportunity to work multiple clients and vessels at the same time.”
To continue this positive growth, OMSI recently added a 165-foot vessel, the Titan, to its fleet of four offshore support vessels. “Cook Inlet has seen some ups and downs over the years, but we have seen nothing but growth,” says Willis of the new addition. “The challenge for us has been keeping up with the demand. Our presence in the Inlet continues to grow, and that’s why we’ve brought another vessel to our fleet.”
Excerpted from "Diver Down, Diver Drone: Industrial Strength Mariners" by Vanessa Orr, first published in the August 2014 print edition of Alaska Business Monthly magazine. It is used here with permission.
This article first appeared in the May 2012 edition of Alaska Business Monthly magazine. It is used here with permission of the publisher.
This article first appeared in the August 2014 edition of WorkBoat magazine. It is used here with permission of the publisher.
Located at OSI, AFS operates a 75,000-barrel, full-service marine fuel facility.
Aleutian Fuel Services
OSK was created in 1986 in response to demand for a full-service logistical support base.
Offshore Systems Kenai
OMSI owns and operates four oil field supply vessels as well as a landing craft and a research catamaran.
Ocean Marine Services, Inc.
Blackwater Marine, LLC is a full-service underwater diving contractor providing a broad range of specialized skills to the government, military, business and private sectors.
Offshore Systems, Inc.
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Ocean Marine Services, Inc. 2014