How We Do It

September 19, 2018

Alliance Marine Services is pleased to announce Howard Lovell has been promoted to General Manager for Alliance Marine Services. Howard has served as Operations Manager for AMS the past 4 years and is presently managing the Houston office.

June 28, 2018

Alliance Marine Services is pleased to announce our successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 certification. The certification includes our continued compliance to MLC 2006 and furthers the commitment by AMS to provide customized, safe, cost effective and efficient marine support services to the offshore and shipping industries.

ISO Certification is referenced on our HOME page, WHO WE ARE and HOW WE DO IT.

February 1, 2018

Welcome Aboard!

Kevin Morrin - Kevin joins Alliance Marine Services as Marine Crew HSSE Officer. Kevin served for over 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired as Chief Petty Officer with a background in Maritime Safety, Security and Regulatory Compliance.  Kevin’s experience in the offshore oil and gas industry includes West Africa and Gulf of Mexico.  He was Company Safety and Security Officer and Project HSE Manager for multiple projects for clients such as Noble Energy, BP, Hess and VAALCO.  Kevin brings a wealth of experience in Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE), Emergency Response, Crisis Management, Corporate Security with abilities in Maritime Security, Safety, Risk, Assessment, Compliance Monitoring and execution of regulatory requirements.

Kyle Reneau - Kyle joins Alliance Marine Service as Crew Personnel Officer.  Kyle holds a USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited License along with Tankerman PIC /Ballast Control Operator.  Kyle brings to AMS his experience in the writing of vessel security plans for their offshore assets and has served as 3rd Mate/Dynamic Positioning Operator aboard 8500 series Semi Submersibles.  Kyle’s experience also includes Intelligence Center (AMIC) where he monitored vessel traffic around client specific assets. Kyle is a graduate from Texas A&M University at Galveston and holds a BS in Maritime Transportation and a Minor in Maritime Administration.  

July 11, 2017

The Management of Alliance Marine Services (AMS) has been advised that an affiliate of Shell USA has exercised their option to purchase the FPSO Turritella. Shell will assume full operational responsibilities for the vessel and will retain AMS as the provider of the US Marine Crew.  AMS is proud to be associated with the operation of the FPSO Turritella and expects to continue providing its manpower services for the foreseeable future.

June 20, 2016

AMS has engaged an FPSO Installation Manager and now offers a full service in respect of the underwater components of  FPSO's:

Moorings - inspection, calibration, replacement, positioning, tensionning, wet storage
Risers - inspection, connection, disconnection
Hull Repairs - in situ inspections, UWILDs, supervision of repairs including Sandwich Plate Technology, Cofferdam Methodology and Backwater Welding
Offload Floating Hoses and offload lines - inspection, maintenance and repair and replacements

CALM Buoy Inspection and Maintenance and Repairs of buoy construction, equipment and mooring system

Contact AMS Houston Office for Details and Proposals

January 7, 2016

During the evening of January 6, 2016, the FPSO Turritella, owned by SBM, a client of AMS, and chartered to Shell USA, achieved a remarkable "first" in the FPSO industry.

This FPSO is manned with a marine crew of US seafarers employed by AMS. The AMS crew together with crewmembers employed by other contractors and SBM themselves, successfully connected the FPSO to its mooring system in the Stones Field, Gulf of Mexico.

There is nothing particularly remarkable about that until you consider the water depth of the Stones Field - it is some 9,500 feet deep, and is the deepest location of any FPSO anywhere in the world! The mooring system is designed such that the FPSO will disconnect from its mooring upon the approach of a hurricane and reconnect once the hurricane has passed.

Our congratulations to the AMS crew of Turritella for the contribution they made to this significant achievement. We also applaud the technical and operational achievement by SBM who designed and constructed this unique Turret and Buoy mooring arrangement for Turritella and who successfully managed its connection.