Coastal Group


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Shipbuilding, Ship Chartering and Marine-Support Vessel Services

Block G, Lot 3B,
Bandar Leila,
90009 Sandakan,
WDT 259,
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Coastal Group offers a wide range of marine services and vessels. Its core businesses are shipbuilding, ship chartering, and repair, maintenance and trading of marine support vessels, ranging from tug boats, oil barges, dumb barges and landing craft to offshore support vessels.

The company is a Malaysian-based marine incorporation that provides marine products and services to the shipping, oil and gas, and commodities industries.

Shipbuilding of barges, landing craft, tug boats and offshore-support vessels

Coastal has been in the ship fabrication and construction industry for decades and the projects have been growing in terms of quantity, variability and complexity. Coastal’s fabrication and construction projects range from barges, landing crafts and tug boats to medium-size offshore-support vessels with different functions, such as utility-support vessels and anchor-handling tugs.

The shipyards are well-equipped with advanced technologies and equipments to carry out daily operations, ad-hoc projects and emergency cases. Most of all, these applications are operated by a group of well-trained and under-supervision staff and the overall daily operations are overseen by qualified and experienced chief engineers and managers.

Coastal Group offers a wide range of marine services and vessels, including shipbuilding, ship chartering, and repair, maintenance and trading of marine support vessels.
We provide shipbuilding services for barges, landing craft, tug boats and offshore-support vessels.
The company is a Malaysian-based marine incorporation that serves the shipping, oil and gas, and commodities industries.

Oil barge, dumb barge and tug boat shipping / chartering

Coastal started off as a shipping company in 1978 when it took over two second-hand small-capacity single-screw tug boats.

Today, Coastal charters more than 40 vessels at any one time, including oil barges, dumb barges and tug boats. Coastal offers a wide range of chartering services to accommodate different customers’ needs. The charter basis includes time charters, trip charters and bareboat charters.

Coastal’s main customers are from South-East Asia, many of which are long-term customers who charter our vessels to carry coal, iron ore, scrap metal, stones, crude oil, etc.

Despite having many existing clients, Coastal’s services are always made accessible to any customers from worldwide, and the company always attempts to fulfil customers’ needs.

Patrol boat, tug boat, barge and ferry repair and maintenance

Coastal has had decades of experience in repairing and maintaining patrol boats, tug boats, barges, ferries, etc. Its range of related services includes:

  • Changing and painting of hull steel plates
  • Electrical works
  • High-pressure water and steam cleaning
  • Repair, repitching, rebuilding and static balancing of propellers
  • Refurbishment and renovation
  • Overhaul engines and generators
  • Other engineering and mechanical jobs

Coastal’s main customers in this division include the Malaysian Royal Navy, Marine Police and Maritime Enforcement Agency.

High-quality shipyards and ship-construction personnel

Coastal Group operates shipyards that cover more than 90 acres of land, just 30min drive from our headquarters in the Sandakan town of Sabah, Malaysia. With the aim of achieving high quality, our shipyards are well equipped with advanced technologies, operated by skilled personnel.

The group has a portfolio of local and worldwide customers from many different backgrounds. Our local customers include logistic service providers, navy, shipping agents and commodities providers. Our worldwide customers come from shipping industries and offshore oil and gas industries specialised in diving support, oil and gas production, dredging work, marine construction and pipelaying.

We believe in close interaction with our customers to understand their real needs. By offering a comprehensive range of products and services, we are able to meet individuals’ needs at competitive terms. This explains our fine list of returning customers.


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Coastal Contracts Bhd
Block G, Lot 3B
Bandar Leila
90009 Sandakan
WDT 259

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