Compass Maritime offers a wide range of services to the offshore industry in both the domestic and international markets including:

  • Chartering
  • Government contracting
  • Independent valuation of tugs, barges, and offshore tonnage
  • New construction
  • Offshore towage
  • Project cargo transport
  • Sale & purchase
  • Salvage operations
  • Second-hand sales
  • Recycling
  • Wet and dry tows

The Offshore team works hand-in-hand with our Recycling and Sale & Purchase teams to leverage our extensive global network and provide clients with a broader market view.

We primarily assist our clients with selling, purchasing, and chartering equipment used to service the offshore industry — with a specific emphasis in the project cargo, tug and barge chartering, and towage markets.

Our services span the globe as we support the requirements of our clients in both the United States Jones Act market and all major international markets. When needed we apply a creative approach to specialized situations.

Past Projects

The offshore team has worked on a variety of creative projects that include brokering deals for dry towage of:

  • A Crane Barge dry towage from the Far East to the U.S.
  • Two semi-submersible drilling rigs for transportation to a recycling facility in India
  • Platform Supply Vessels and Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels that loaded in the Gulf of Mexico and transported to India for recycling 
About Us

Supporting a Client’s U.S. Navy Salvage Contract

Compass Maritime directly supported the launch planning and subsequent launch operations for NASA’s Artemis I rocket launch. With the Artemis I rocket’s successful unmanned launch in November 2022, NASA will now shift their focus to sending astronauts into space. As NASA continues preparations for a future manned mission, Compass Maritime will provide planning and support for recovery efforts of the rocket’s personnel capsule if the mission requires a mid-flight abortion and the capsule releases back to Earth.

For a manned mission, the need for a solid response plan and quick action are more important than ever.

Emergency Salvage Assistance

When the M/V Ever Forward ran aground and required emergency salvage assistance, Compass Maritime negotiated all of the third-party tugs and barges to get the container vessel afloat. A lightering operation freed the grounded container vessel from blocking part of the Chesapeake Bay.

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