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05 Jul 2021
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Marlow Navigation and Opielok Offshore Carriers (OOC) sign merger agreement.

Marlow and Opielok Offshore Carriers sign merger agreement


On the 28th of June 2021, OOC and the Marlow Group signed an agreement in which Marlow takes over Opielok’s shares.

Talks started in late 2020 have now reached a successful closure. The key focus and main driver behind the merging of the two brands is to retain well tested and proven qualities, whilst at the same time streamline processes and benefit from economies of scale which will result in improved customer services.

OOC, a company active in the offshore industry for over 20 years, and Marlow, providers of crew and shipmanagement services for almost 40 years, decided to combine their strengths. From day one, the complete OOC team, the nucleus of the new company operating out of Marlow’s Hamburg office, ensure the high standards necessary to satisfy the demands of the highly regulated offshore industry.

The company, named Marlow Offshore Carriers, will continue to offer technical and crew management in the offshore and renewables market, and thus strengthen Marlow’s footprint in this sector. OOC’s know-how in combination with the Marlow Group’s world-wide network will lead to a lean offshore management company embedded in a solid global framework.

For existing and future clients, this merger translates into a personal, flexible approach to their requirements fused with the additional advantage of a large well-structured Shipmanagement company able to provide and supply any services anywhere. Marlow’s existing offshore activities paired with OOC’s expertise will result in new synergies and areas of growth.


About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 1,000 shore-based staff & 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rhoon/Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

P.O. Box 54077
CY-3720, Limassol

Telephone: +357 25882588
Facsimile: +357 25882599
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