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 Suriname

Suriname is a small formerly Dutch Republic located between French Guyana and Guyana.

Due to its geographic location, dry-dock and mining industry Suriname has a rich industry of machinery support & knowledge including vessel repair.

Suriname and Guyana have significant oil fields which are in exploration modus with active drilling by various oil majors.

OSB offers four locations for stacking or lay-up. One in the existing harbour of Paramaribo and three approx. 35nm up the river. The average draft is 6.5m and the upriver facilities offer at least 12m draft. The current on the river is on average 1.8kn. One bridge near the city needs to be passed with a safe air-draft of 41m.

OSB can make available a 1.5 acre waterfront lot adjacent to  the heavy load facility of Integra Mar Port suitable for long term storage on land and or a more integrated offshore support facility.

The upriver ISPS locations, of which two are the formerly Alcoa mining export locations, are safe and secure with good road connections

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