G.C. Maritime Services Lifeboat / Davit Inspections, Loadtests and Spare Parts
G.C. Maritime Services surpasses the industry standard to deliver exceptional service and satisfaction in the maritime and offshore sectors. When it comes to lifeboat / davit inspections, repairs, maintenance and modification, we are your first choice in North America and the Caribbean. Always up to date on the latest developments in the industry, we provide our customers with continued support and ensure the equipment onboard complies with the latest standards according to IMO and SOLAS rules and regulations. Our quality system is certified by DNV according to ISO 9001-2008.
Our expert services also include loadtests of cranes and other lifting appliances carried out by means of water weights and load cells up to several hundred tonnes. Steel and pipe fabrication, as well as hull and structural steel works, are carried out according to our ABS-approved welding procedure. We service and repair anchor and mooring winches, recondition and overhaul cylinder heads for medium-speed four-stroke diesel engines, and sell fuel and lubrication oil filters for main and auxiliary engines, separators and purifiers.
Lifeboat / davit inspection for the offshore sector
G.C. Maritime is a leading provider in the maintenance and repair of lifeboats, rescue boats and davits, as well as annual and five-year inspections. We collaborate closely with lifeboat and davit manufacturers, classification societies and flag states, enabling us to assist you in bringing lifeboat hook release and retrieval systems up to the latest IMO and SOLAS standards.
Load testing for offshore environments
Our inventory of load testing equipment can be dispatched at a moment’s notice. All water weights are approved by classification societies and all load cells are calibrated and carefully checked before deployment, avoiding equipment malfunction and test delays. Equipment for loadtests of cranes, davits, gangways, accommodation ladders and other lifting appliances are readily available from our warehouses in Houston, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Miami, and can be shipped to any location in the US and Canada.
Experienced technicians have lent support to numerous customers for class renewals and new commissioning during docking periods both in the US and worldwide. All personnel carry the required documentation / certification to attend offshore facilities.
Spare Parts for the offshore industry
We supply OEM parts and cost-effective, high-quality alternatives to OEM parts for various diesel engine types, including MAN, Wartsila, Caterpillar and MAK. Our range of supplies includes consumables for filters (Boll & Kirch, Moatti and Kanagawa Kiki), for separators (Alfa Laval, Mitsubishi and Westfalia) and plain bearings (MIBA and ZBHW).
Products and Services
G.C. Maritime Services continuously strives to be your complete service provider. We are proud to announce that we now offer fire and safety inspections and products.Read more
On 19 April 2016, the Samunder Club of Houston will hold its Spring Technical Roundtable, featuring guest speaker Hans Haneveld, marine engineer and general manager of GC Maritime.Read more
In 1947, a crankcase explosion caused by the ignition of engine oil mist killed 28 people and injured 23 others. In response to that disaster, the modern oil-mist detection industry was born.Read more
For nearly a century, Steyr Motors of Austria has produced powerful diesel engines for a wide range of applications, from light-armored vehicles, ATV's, and hybrid trolley busses to racing boats, lifeboats and rescue boats.Read more
On November 4 2014, at Houston Port, Texas, US, G.C. Maritime successfully carried out multiple five-yearly, 275-tonne load tests on three heavy-lift marine cargo cranes aboard a vessel belonging to one of the world's largest heavy lift vessel owner-operators.Read more
G.C. Maritime has announced a new cooperation with Korean lifeboat manufacturer DSB (Dae Sung) Engineering.Read more
G.C. Maritime is pleased to offer inspection, maintenance and repair of marine cranes manufactured by Oriental Precision & Engineering of Korea (OPCO) to customers worldwide.Read more