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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.

327 Lecouvreur Avenue,
Los Angeles,
CA 90744,
United States of America
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L.A. Maritime Services

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.

Lifeboat service.
Davit service.
Ship repair.
Spare part distribution.
Turbocharger service.
Engine maintenance and repair.
Safety equipment.
Our workshops and service stations.

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.

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.

Load Tests

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

Spare parts distribution forms a core component of our operations, providing cost-effective, high-quality alternatives to OEM parts.

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Mobile Monitoring Introduced by LA Maritime

If you are assessing the advantages of a ship monitoring system but are put off by the initial investment in the equipment, LA Maritime offers an alternative for you, the Mobile Monitoring.

2 November 2016

LA Maritime Approved by ClassNK for LSA Servicing

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.

17 September 2015

L.A. Maritime Offer Authorized KBB Turbocharger Service

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.

11 June 2015

Load Testing Performed Totals 718t

G.C. Maritime has performed multiple five-annual, 275t load tests on three heavy-lift marine cargo cranes on-board a ship that belongs to one of the biggest heavy-lift operators in the world.

4 March 2015

L.A. Maritime Performs 420t Proof Load Test on NASSCO Lift Beam

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.

16 January 2015

L.A. Maritime’s Cost-Effective Rehooking Options

L.A. Maritime provides a variety of solutions to vessel owners and offshore operators who must replace ageing and potentially dangerous lifeboat release mechanisms before the mandatory change-out date of 1 July 2019.

12 November 2014

L.A. Maritime Services Inc.

327 Lecouvreur Avenue
Los Angeles
CA 90744
United States of America

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