L.A. Maritime Services Lifeboat / Davit Inspections, Loadtests, General Ship Repair and Spare Parts
L.A. Maritime Services is the leading service provider for lifeboat and davit annual and five-year inspections, maintenance and repairs, including rehooking of lifeboats and hook modification according to the latest IMO and SOLAS rules and regulations.
Loadtesting of cranes and other lifting appliances can be carried out with waterbags and loadcells up to several hundred tons ashore or onboard. We offer steel and pipe fabrication, as well as hull and structural steelworks with ABS certified welders out of our workshops in Houston and Los Angeles.
We service and repair anchor and mooring winches, recondition and overhaul cylinder heads for big four-stroke engines, and sell spare parts for filters (such as Boll & Kirch), separators and purifiers (such as Alpha Laval). Our quality system is certified by DNV according to ISO 9001-2008.
Lifeboat and davit annual and five-year inspections
When it comes to lifeboat and davit inspections, repairs, maintenance and modification, we are your first choice in North America and the Caribbean, servicing more than 500 vessels per year. We closely collaborate with lifeboat and davit manufacturers, classification societies and flag states, and will be able to assist you in bringing lifeboat hooks and release systems up to new standards and requirements of IMO and SOLAS. GRP repairs are carried out by experienced technicians according to the manufacturer’s procedures.
Loadtesting cranes, davits, gangways and accommodation ladders
Equipment for loadtesting 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.
Our technicians are experienced and well-trained, and are ready to be dispatched from our locations throughout the US and Canada. Waterbags are approved by classification societies and all load cells are calibrated. Our waterbags are made by well-known manufacturers Seaflex and Waterweights. Our loadcells come from Straightpoint and Dillon. If required, we can assist in the design and fabrication of spreaders for even distribution of the load. All equipment is carefully checked before delivery, avoiding equipment malfunction and test delays.
Fabrication, welding repairs and service of anchors and mooring winches
Aluminium, steel and pipe fabrication, and welding, hull and structural repairs are performed by ABS-certified welders. Our technicians are very experienced in servicing and repairing anchor and mooring winches, as we are the preferred service supplier of anchor and mooring winch manufacturers, including Broehl, TTS Kocks and IHI. We carry valid hot work permits for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and can usually perform welding repairs in any other location on or offshore.
Spare parts, diesel engines, filters and separators
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).
Marine safety equipment
L.A. Maritime Services is an authorised sales distributor for DATREX, the leading supplier of marine safety equipment, including emergency rations, liferafts, safety lights, distress signals, life jackets and work vests, liferings and floats.
Products and Services
Gangway and Accommodation Ladders
Gangway and accommodation ladders are required to be maintained and inspected according to SOLAS.
Lifeboats and Davits
L.A. Maritime Services is the leading service provider for lifeboat and davit inspection and repairs in North America and the Caribbean.
We provide load testing services for both marine and industrial applications.
Re-Hooking / Hook Modifications
Increasing numbers of lifeboat accidents have led to more stringent IMO requirements for lifeboats with on-load release hooks.
Spare parts distribution forms a core component of our operations, providing cost-effective, high-quality alternatives to OEM parts.
L.A. Maritime Describes the Operation of Aquametro Fuel-Switching Devices
L.A. Maritime is pleased to announce a new cooperation with Aquametro AG of Switzerland.
Reconditioning of Cylinder Heads
Our fundamental service is providing top-quality reconditioning services on marine four-stroke diesel engine cylinder heads.
Samunder Spring Technical Roundtable Features Hans Haneveld of L.A. Maritime AND GC Maritime Services
On April 19 2016, the Samunder Club of Houston will hold its Spring Technical Roundtable, featuring guest speaker Hans Haneveld, marine engineer and general manager of L.A. Maritime's sister company, GC Maritime.Read more
L.A. Maritime Services Awarded the ABS Certificate of Service Recognition for Lifeboat and Release Gear Maintenance
L.A. Maritime is pleased to announce its recognition by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and release gear.Read more
L.A. Maritime and GC Maritime Services have signed acooperation with BSKY Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) as sales and service agents for the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America.Read more
As of 1 January 2015, IMO Marpol Annex VI requires the switching from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to distillate diesel fuels of less than 0.1% sulphur content (MDO / MGO) when entering an emission control area (ECA) zone.Read more
LA Maritime is pleased to announce approval by ClassNK under IMO Guidelines as a firm certified for the periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear. This approval covers annual inspections, five-yearly inspections, and repairs of life-saving appliances.Read more
For six generations, Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH of Germany has been producing KBB Turbochargers equipped with axial-flow and radial-flow turbines. L.A. Maritime of Los Angeles, California, is pleased to announce a new cooperation with KBB Turbocharger and offer service to vessels arriving at nearby ports.Read more
For more than 30 years, FIL-TEC-RIXEN GmbH of Germany has manufactured some of the highest-quality replacement filters for marine and industrial applicationsRead more
On 22 November 2014, L.A. Maritime performed a 420t load test at the General Dynamics-NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California, on a NASSCO-built spreader beam designed by Hopper Engineering to lift a main engine into the hull of a new build ECO-class tanker vessel.Read more
L.A. Maritime, a long-time provider of inspections and services on lifeboat and freefall davits, is pleased to offer inspection, maintenance, and repair of marine cranes manufactured by Oriental Precision & Engineering of Korea (OPCO) to customers worldwide.Read more