Custodial Services / Dockage


Ocean Marine is a commercial vessel brokerage firm located in the Houma, La area and has been involved in the marine industry for over 35 years. In addition to the purchase and sales of commercial vessels, Ocean Marine also provides secure custodianship of vessels for the U.S. Marshall Service, banking, financial institutions, and private entities through foreclosures and seizures, as well as general dockage and security. We have storage facilities in both the Eastern and Western Federal Court Districts of Louisiana as well as in the Eastern District in Texas. However, we are not limited to those locations and can arrange dockage anywhere in the US and globally. We have extensive knowledge and experience in the maritime industry as well as being an authorized custodian for the U.S. Marshal Service. This provides Ocean Marine Brokerages Services an upper hand in the care of seized vessels.

Our yards are located along the United States Gulf Coast. We can moor both commercial and private sector vessels including but not limited to; crew boats, supply vessels, shrimpers, tugs, barges, and general cargo.

Upon expectance of an assignment, Ocean Marine Brokerage Service can provide the following:

  • Logistics Advice
  • Vessel relocation to our shipyard - we can provide the tug and crew which are available for hire
  • Security and watchman for the vessel, including optional 24-hour camera surveillance
  • Inventory of vessel electronics and equipment
  • Bilge and line security
  • Comprehensive report on ship condition and needs
  • Ship supplies, maintenance, repairs, provisions and bunkers
  • We can help arrange Liability Coverage while the vessel is located within our shipyard or at another storage location
  • Vessels sales, marketing and post-sale ship management
  • Maritime Attorney recommendations

We provide competitive pricing, secure locations, extensive knowledge, experienced crew, professional handling, and comprehensive reporting on every project accepted.

Give Capt. Bob Tice 208-771-1248 or Chris Oberholtzer 615-788-1375 a call to inquire about available space.

  • Vessel Documentation Services
  • Worldwide Delivery Services
  • General Commercial Maritime Consultation Service

With the nature of today’s ever-changing business activity OCEAN MARINE BROKERAGE SERVICES has positioned itself for international business, and as such over the last 20 years has generated over 85% of its purchasing clientele from the international market. Our primary activity centers around the brokerage of all types of commercial vessels including oilfield, fishing and passenger industry as well as extensive professional knowledge for your custodial needs. Contact us today!

More Information

Custodial Dockage Brochure

Ocean Marine Company Profile

Seller Advantages

Vessel Custodial Contract

Vessel Inspection Hold Harmless

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