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The M3 Marine group of companies (the M3 Marine Group), founded by industry veteran Captain Mike Meade and supported by an experienced team of energetic employees and associates, is based in Singapore.
Ship broking and offshore consultancy services
The M3 Marine Group provides ship broking as well as a comprehensive range of offshore services tailored to meet the needs of the offshore marine, oil and gas industry.
The M3 Marine Group is underpinned by over 30 years of multi-faceted industry experience, direct access to a vast network of vessel owners of all types, class and size of offshore vessels, and backed by a network of associates in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australasia.
Its consultants and brokers have extensive experience in their respective fields, allowing the M3 Marine Group to meet the growing local and international demand for specialised marine expertise and uphold its commitment to being an industry leader.
The M3 Marine Group’s clients include:
- Vessel owners and operators
- Subsea diving / ROV / cable engineering and inspection companies
- Offshore oil and gas operators
- Marine services companies
- Seismic vessel support
- Drilling contractors
- Banking, law and finance institutions
- EPIC contractors
- Government agencies
Offshore vessel sale and purchase brokerage
As Asia’s largest independent offshore marine brokers, focusing particularly on marine offshore support and specialised vessels, the M3 Marine Group can add value to the traditional broker chain by assisting buyers and sellers with vessel identification, contract negotiations, registry and closure.
Offshore vessel new-build services
The M3 Marine Group is actively involved in all aspects of the offshore new-building process including: vessel design, specification, pre-qualification of shipyard, bidding, shipyard selection, contract negotiation, commercial closing and vessel delivery. The M3 Marine Group plays a proactive role in matching shipyards and buyers / vessel owners, assisting owners in shipyard selection and contributing expertise early on in the ship design stage.
Over the years, the M3 Marine Group has forged strong relations with many shipyards (especially those in the South-East Asia region). These include Drydocks World SEA, Nam Cheong International, ASL Shipyard, Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering, and Fujian Southeast Shipyard.
Time and bareboat charter brokerage
The M3 Marine Group offers brokerage for time and bareboat charters and is well-versed in all manner of time, bareboat and lump sum contracts. The M3 Marine Group seeks to facilitate charter negotiations and add value to the commercial chain while ensuring FAIR (IMCA contracting principles) principles are applied.
M3 Marine Expertise – offshore marine consultancy services
The M3 Marine Group’s comprehensive range of offshore marine services are aimed at facilitating its clients’ decision-making processes, achieving clients’ objectives and adding value where it matters most. The M3 Marine Group continually interfaces with the market and can add significant contributions to new projects and requirements.
The founder and managing director of the M3 Marine Group, Captain Mike Meade, has 25 years of commercial experience connected to the offshore marine industry and, in particular, expertise in subsea operations. Mike is a trusted and respected contributor to the commercial needs of the subsea network both locally and globally.
The general manager, Captain John Meade, brings a wealth of knowledge and acquired skills across a wide range of marine disciplines including senior roles in pilotage, towage, port operations and marine warranty. His expertise in the offshore marine ‘patch’ includes rig moving, FPSO operations, vessel inspections, auditing and marine warranty of offshore construction projects.
Professional, technical and operational offshore marine expertise
In addition, the M3 Marine Group has a wide and experienced team of associates whose disciplines include technical assurance, marine consultancy for offshore construction and installation, offshore marine health and safety consultancy, tow masters, dynamic positioning, specialist marine manning and other marine project consultancy.
The M3 Marine Group’s services include:
- New-build specification and consultancy
- Vessel valuations
- Due diligence and market research
- Expert witness, contract drafting and negotiation
- Insurance claims support
- Technical editing and business writing
- Dynamic positioning consultancy
- Specialist marine manning
- Vessel suitability
- Company set-up service
The M3 Marine Group is a keen advocate of maritime professionalism in all areas of operation and practice and throughout the delivery of its services. Furthermore, the group’s structure enables its companies to offer timely, quality, tailored services founded on up-to-the-minute expert offshore knowledge.
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