Milestones

Underwater Services Company Limited

(Erstwhile Underwater Services Company)

18/03/1970: Formation of Underwater Services Company, to provide hull cleaning and underwater repairs to merchant vessels.

03/1975: Entered the salvage business. Successfully removed wreck of Bombay Floating Light Vessel No.1 sunk at its mooring, five miles offshore Mumbai; the first salvage operation carried out by USC.

1978: Awarded first long term contract for operation & maintenance of an SPM terminal.

01/06/1999: Became a member of the International Marine Contractors Association, U.K.

2000: Successful salvage and refloating of sunken offshore vessel Sindhu 11, in Mumbai Port.

04/02/2004: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) issued the quality management certificate ‘ISO 9001:2000’ for the company’s Workshop.

01/04/2004: Completed 25 years of uninterrupted services for an SPM Terminal owned by a major oil refining company. During this period, over 300 Million MT of crude cargo successfully handled at the SPM terminals without any delays, incidents.

28/03/2007: Det Norske Veritas issued Quality Management Certificate “ISO-9001:2000”.

15/10/2008: Underwater Services Company (a partnership firm) converted into a Limited Company.

2009-2011: Successful completion of several lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) diving projects for various major oil refining companies.

2012: Awarded new long term contract for operation & maintenance of an SPM terminal

Samson Maritime Limited

21/09/1994: Formation of the Company by amalgamating three private limited ship-owning companies

1995 to 2005 : Built up fleet. Acquired various Ocean Going Tugs, Offshore Vessels and Utility Vessels.

30/01/2006: Acquired 8000 BHP 96 T Bollard Pull Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel – the largest and the most powerful vessel in Samson’s history.

23/02/2007: Received  ‘Notice of Award’ from ONGC for charter of first newly-built PSV for a firm period of 5 years.

11/02/2008: Received ISO-9001:2000 Quality Management Sytem certification from Det Norske Veritas.

2008 : Private Equity Investment in the company by two reputed P.E. investors.

24/08/2009: Received ISO-14001:2004  Environmental Management System certification from Det Norske Veritas.

2009-2011 : Expanded fleet with addition of several brand new, state of the art offshore vessels, including DP1 and DP2 vessels.

2012-2013 : Fleet expansion continues, several old vessels replaced by new vessels.

2014 : Shifted to new office at Byculla.