Merchant Navy Admissions

by Northwest Marine Service
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Northwest Marine Service

Maritime Services

The basic eligibility that every candidate should fulfil in order to get into a GP Rating program are:

We provides door to door Maritime Transportation Services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supplying turnkey project management of all rig activities domestically and globally, infield and at sea for Jack Ups, Semi Submersibles, Tender Barges, Drill Barges and Drill Ships.

We specialize in Turnkey Project Management, bringing all Tugs, Pilots, Agency Services, Tow Master, Marine Warranty, Tow Plan, Major Project Risk Assessment (HAZOP) Meetings, and other services for marine transportation under one umbrella of control.

We have performed over 500 Rig moves safely without accident. All our Towing Operations are underpinned by a comprehensive Insurance cover not only including our own Tugs but also including Third Party tugs upto USD 100 million coverage.

Nowadays Northwest Marine Service is the largest Offshore Rig Moving Company in the Middle East with an average of 65-75 Rig moves per year. Although the majority of the Rig Moves are performed in the Middle East upto India, a growing number of Rig moves is now also being performed in the North Sea, West & East Africa and the Far East.

Our Services include:

  • Tugs for loading/offloading and Ocean Towage
  • Supply of Heavy Lift Vessel
  • Agency services, including customs and documentation clearance for vessels, cargo and personnel
  • Tow Plans, Tow Drawings, Vessel Condition Surveys
  • Tow Master, Marine Warranty, Mooring Master and Barge Master Services
  • Pilotage, Crew boats, Ship Assist and Ship Escort
  • Subsea services, UWILD inspections, Site Assessments, Side Scan Sonar and Bottom Survey Reports
  • On-site Project Management with daily reporting and Major Project Risk Analyses before every operation
  • Project Specific Weather Reporting
  • Fuel and Fresh Water supply
  • Wet Tow vs. Dry Tow cost and safety analyses
  • Technical Project Support

Turnkey Service Portfolio includes:

Berthing & Unberthing of Vessels on SPM, F(P)SO or Quayside – Provision of Tugs and Launches

Supply to Offshore Platforms and Drilling Rigs – Provision of Anchor Handling Towing and Supply Vessels, DP and non-DP

Pilotage – Provision of Mooring Masters & Pilots

Loading & Discharging – Loading Masters & Tanker Teams

Inspection, Repair and Maintenance – Including buoy and hose change out, dive and ROV surveys, general maintenance and repair

Security Services – Oil Pollution abatement, Fifi, Navigation aids, Piracy protection

Management, Administrative and Logistical Services

Northwest Marine Service is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management services to the international shipping and offshore industries. These Ship Management Services range from full Turnkey Ship Management to separate components thereof:

  • Commercial Management
  • Technical Management
  • Procurement and Logistics
  • Crew Management
  • Systems & Procedures (ISM, ISPS, SOPEP etc)
  • New built vessel delivery

We have a Technical and Operational Management Team, highly organized and professional, that is shore based and geared to work closely with our clients to ensure safety, quality and efficiency of the Vessel Operations.

The Ship Management Team monitors the operations, maintenance and performance of each vessel through a strictly implemented Integrated Management System supported by a detailed Planned Maintenance System.

These systems are in full compliance with the International Safety Management (ISM) code, ISO 9001 standards for Quality, ISO 14001 standards for Environmental Management, and OHSAS 18001 Safety and Health standards; and are implemented on each vessel under our Management, irrespective the vessel being below or above 500 GRT.

Northwest Marine Service strives to provide their clients with Maritime Services meeting the highest Industry Standards, prioritizing safety and aiming at total Client Satisfaction. Vortex supports banks and other financing companies to operate financed vessels when borrowers go into financial distress.

Northwest Marine Service maintains a global pool of specialized Marine Personnel, like Tow Masters and Rig Movers, Mooring Masters and Loading Masters, Buoy Maintenance Supervisors, DP Officers and ROV Pilots / Technicians, Marine Project Managers and Supervisors.

Through our network of partners, we offer a wealth of experienced, highly qualified candidates from various countries.

We supply vessel crews of any nationality as per Client’s requirements. This can be for complete Crew Management of the full crew compliment of a Vessel, which includes sourcing and selection, medicals, flag state requirements, crew contracts, logistics i.e. visas and all travel arrangements, local agency and insurances, or this can be for the supply of single crew members limited to the sourcing and selection and contracting only.

Northwest Marine Service has built up a network of Manning Partners throughout the Globe and as such is capable of providing Crew and Manpower of almost every nationality.

We maintains an extensive database of qualified Seafarers from which they can source promptly additional crews to support their own managed fleet or to support third party enquiries.

As part of the selection process, we closely examine not only the qualification of the individual, but also their experience, skills, commitment and motivation. All personnel employed for seagoing vessels are trained and qualified in accordance with the STCW ’95 convention.

VORTEX OFFSHORE has been entrusted the commercial management for various offshore vessels, near coastal and harbor tugs, which are available for long term or spot charter. We provide a diverse range of vessels as per our Vessels Portfolio, and in addition maintain an extensive database with the specifications and whereabouts of third party available tugs in the Eastern Hemisphere region.

For any vessel charter requirements we provide a vessel either from our own managed fleet or by cross hire from vessel owners with whom we maintain direct agreements.

VORTEX OFFSHORE expertise in chartering vessels supports activities for all kinds of offshore operations and near shore construction projects including:

  • Rig Move Operations
  • Barge Towing
  • Offshore Terminal
  • Operations
  • Anchor Handling
  • Standby and Safety Services
  • Survey Operations
  • Drilling Support Services
  • Offshore and near shore Construction &
  • Maintenance Support
  • Services
  • Offshore Accommodation
  • Passenger Transport
  • Pilot Boat Services
  • Craneage