King County Maritime Spotlights are proudly presented by the Seattle Propeller Club, the Port of Seattle, King County Maritime and our vibrant maritime and fishing industry. Today, our maritime industry has never been stronger – or more important to our region. Around here, maritime matters.
Check out the stories below about our thriving King County Maritime Businesses proudly presented by the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Propeller Club.
Okeanus provides the oceanographic professional with all of the tools necessary to complete a project on time and on budget, no matter the water depth or location. The company is recognized as an experienced industry leader in the design and build of oceanographic winches, handling systems, LARS, buoys, and other products.
Meet Ted Brockett, Director
“With offices in Redmond, Houston and Houma, Louisiana, we have become one the industry’s leading providers of reliable marine equipment. Engineering and Design is currently done in Redmond.
“Our customers include universities, such as Washington, Hawaii and Oregon, government entities including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and defense contractors.
“Our innovative equipment was also used to help find the wreckage of the Titanic, the World War II German Battleship Bismarck, and USS Central America.
“Founded in 2013, Okeanus is an established engineering and production group for marine equipment and components such as winches, launch and recovery systems, deep sea pressure housings, A-frames, sheaves, cable management systems and other custom deck equipment. Okeanus also offers an extensive pool of leased equipment, including our own winches and handling but also a wide variety of scientific and survey equipment, all of which can be deployed at a moment’s notice.
“Okeanus’ winches are designed to withstand the extremes of harsh marine conditions and to support a wide range of research and data collection applications for researchers, operators and contractors.
Applications include CTD, hydrographic survey systems, sediment sampling and geophysical work, metocean data collection, launch and recovery, and environmental monitoring, among many others. LARS applications include deployment and retrieval of ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles), towed bodies, oceanographic instrumentation, and other equipment.
“We’re incredibly busy and are very optimistic about the future of our marine business. We’re growing and looking for additional team members.”
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N C can trace its history back to its days as the “Northern Commercial Company”, one of the earliest trading and mercantile companies in Alaska. Today, N C, with third- and fourth-generation management at the helm, has 18 support facilities throughout Washington and Alaska, between the Machinery and Power Systems divisions.
Meet Chris Blazevich, Washington Area Sales Manager
“N C Power offers commercial propulsion engines, high performance propulsion, marine generator sets, auxiliary engines and maneuvering solutions. We provide engine solutions for many different applications including tug, fishing, cruise, cargo, ferry, pleasure craft and more.
“We’re proud to carry the complete line of Caterpillar engines and power systems, products designed to help our diverse customers succeed in the maritime industry.
“N C became an authorized Cat dealer in 1948, with a location on Lake Union. We moved our operation to Tukwila in 2000, to be near our Machinery location.
“Our team members are very involved in the maritime industry. Our employees live throughout the Seattle metro area. We have some employees that have been with us for over 25 years! We are growing and looking forward to adding additional team members, to support our customers.
“We’re very excited about the future of the maritime and fishing industry. To meet the growth of the maritime industry, we’re particularly enthusiastic about all of the new equipment and technology available and coming from Caterpillar - everything from gensets to propulsion engines, propulsion systems, control systems and marine asset intelligence, EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4 engines.”
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