Introduction OSB

The Offshore Service Base (OSB) offers lay-up or warm and/or cold stacking locations and value added services for offshore vessel owners having floating equipment idle for longer period in the Americas. In addition, OSB is further developing a land plot adjacent to the waterfront for logistics, bonded storage, project start-ups and/or (de) mobilisations, repair and value added services towards offshore vessel & rig owners and dredging firms.

Summarized our proposition contains:

Safe, secured, sheltered and hurricane free stacking / layup at central locations in Curaçao and Suriname
Offer certified and specialised low-cost crew from Venezuela with prove track record
Offer (basic) technical management in most efficient & cheapest way possible
Offer shore and hands-on support during stacking, project start-up and at moment of departure / mobilisation.


OSB Curaçao

Curacao is a long, arid, and generally flat island, stretching some 40 miles (64 km) from southeast to northwest, at much the same north-south angles as its sister islands in the ABC group (Aruba to the west and Bonaire to the east). The island is about 10 miles (16 km) at its widest point, making it the largest island in the Dutch Caribbean Islands group.

Curacao has a natural harbour which is sheltered and has majority of the time a  North Eastern trade wind. Curacao is outside the hurricane belt.

Due to the availability of the Refinery and the Curacao Dry-dock Company, which is one of the largest and best equipped ship repair facilities in the Caribbean with three docks up to 280m, Curacao offer many technical support facilities and easy access of customs for spare parts unequalled in the region.

There are at least two flights a day to Amsterdam and daily flights to Miami etc.

At our Brion jetty opposite the CDM yard OSB offers limited space for various vessels. Draft is at least 6m and 10m at the jetty. There is only 0.5m tidal difference. The Juliana bridge has a 53m safe air draft.


OSB Aruba

Aruba is 50nm from Curacao (Dutch Antilles) with harbor layup location since January.Providing Venezuelan for minimum crew onboard to perform maintenance duties at competitive rates and under experienced management. Provisioning and supplies including spare parts. Various rigs, platforms at anchorage already.


• Storage and warehousing
• Repair and maintenance
• Logistic support
• Bonded area –ship spare in transit


OSB Suriname

Former Dutch small but resources rich country. Due to its geographic location, mining industry and drydock, Suriname has a rich industry of machinery support & knowledge including vessel repair. 

Plans to further develop a land plot adjacent to the waterfront at Smalkalden wharf for logistics, storage, project startups, repair and value added services towards offshore vessel & rig owners and dredging firms.

Suriname and British Guyana have significant oilfields which are in exploration modus. 


Alternative location in port –“new port”

• Extended quay at centerharbour Paramaribo
• Adjacent to current Integramar ISPS terminal
• Maximum 2x adjacent OSV of 60m
• Draft 6m
• Price level to be determined (with authorities) in case of interest



OSB Honduras

Roatanisland, 60x8km, large reefs, cruise destination.Various small and shallow harbours. Mainly fishery driven and import. Regular flights from/to USA, mainland Honduras, Panama (Delta, American). Owners shipdockand new concrete quays at Bricks Bay is shipping company.

• Drydock 300x80ft with max 12ft draft
• Travel lift for 240 tonnes
• Sufficient area for stacking. In process of fendering and security and option ISPS

Our Services

Our range of services to protect, lay-up and reactivate vessels. These will include risk assessment, a safe mooring, a lay-up plan, dehumidification of space, 24/7 watchmen, routine tasks and maintenance, reporting and record keeping, provision of equipment including generators, permitted workboats, cargo boat, landing craft, warehouse facilities, crew repatriation, garbage disposal, Fresh water supply and bunkers.
Loading and offloading of (project) equipment, spare parts amongst other
Providing local and or Venezuelan competent crew on board to perform maintenance duties at competitive rates and under experienced management
Additional storage area if so required
Provisioning and supplies
Storage and warehousing (bonded)
Repair and maintenance
Test and calibration support
Logistic support
Bonded area – ship spare in transit – customs/import related maters
E-zone services

Our Track Record

Presently the partners of OSB have various vessels from first class offshore operators under management in Curacao. OSB has ample experience with the technical management of over 10 Venezuelan based offshore vessels since many years.

Get in touch!

Contact us to see what we can do for you.

Contact info

Riverlake Caribbean, part of Riverlake Group Dr Maalweg 36, Willemstad, Curacao (-4 GMT) +5999 560 0417 / +31 [0]6 50128422