SEATTLE, Washington – Crowley Maritime Corp. has acquired Maritime Management Services Inc., a Seattle-based crew management company for offshore oil and gas vessels, primarily in Singapore and the Gulf of Mexico.
Maritime Management Services will be added to Crowley’s international ship management division, which provides all phases of commercial ship management along with full technical management and government contracting.
Maritime Management Services offers crewmembers services such as visas, flag-state, and immigration documentation; crewmember certifications, including Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STWC) and any client or operational area requirements; logistics, administrative and travel support; and much more. In addition to Maritime Management Services’ Seattle headquarters, the organization also has a secondary location in Singapore.
“Together Crowley Accord and Maritime Management Services can offer total crewing solutions, from single hires and full crew management through complete technical management to the oil and gas industry,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management.
In April 2014, Crowley formed Crowley Accord Management Pvt. Ltd., an international ship management venture managed globally by the company’s ship management group. The company said that the venture increased the size and scope of Crowley’s technical ship management offerings and supported the company’s expansion into the international ship management market with a foreign crewing presence.