There’s no substitute for 20 years’ Experience
Rock Maritime Services offers a full range of services in all ports in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain, the Canary Islands, Malta and both North and West Africa. We specialise in ship agency, and have the knowledge, experience and capabilities to provide a full range of support services.
Contact and control of these services is carried out via our head office in Gibraltar and relies on our high quality partners, subcontractors, subagents and communication skills.
Whatever you need and wherever you need it, Rock Maritime can help.
Our professional approach together with competitive prices on all our services means Ship Owners / Operators / Managers have entrusted their vessels to us for over 20 years. Our wealth of experience and expertise will guarantee our principals peace of mind when their vessels are at any of our attending Ports.
Contact us on +350 20079974 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries you may have.
Here are just a few of the many services we offer
- Yacht Agency (worldmarineservice.com)
Work Boat Services
Global Spare Parts Logistics
Repatriation / Medevac
Ships Agency Services
Rock Maritime Services is an independent ship agent acting with our customers as our main priority, ensuring no conflict of interest and the best service for our customers. Our head office control all port calls throughout the region giving you a central point of contact with up to the minute information regarding the status of your vessels. A port status report is provided daily detailing weather conditions, congestion and delays.
Our experience together with our professional approach has helped develop great relationships with all suppliers in the area. We work closely with all suppliers / parties in order to guarantee a smooth and efficient turnaround when any vessel is calling under our care. We are a small, friendly and efficient team at your disposal 24/7 – ensuring all our clients’ requirements are met professionally and in the minimum time period during the bunkering time constraints whilst offering a variety of services. We will provide any service you need, when you need it including the following:
- “Bunker-only” agents
- Cargo handling – loading / discharge agents
- Off Port Limits Operations – No need for vessels to deviate from shipping lane.
- Bunkering – All grades of fuel & lubricants delivered at anchorage or quayside
- Repairs / maintenance / conversion – 3 dry docks ranging in length from 154 meters to 272 meters supported by 10 cranes, with shipyard berthing including a 300 meter main wharf and a 435 meter mole.
- Ship arrest / Change of owner – Specialist port
- Crew Changes
- Cash To Master
- Bunker quality / quantity, Class, Flag surveys
- Chandlery / Provisions / Bonded goods
- Hull cleaning / propeller polishing
- Spare parts logistics (first mile to last mile, globally, if required) and customs clearance
- Specialist Yacht Agency (worldmarineservice.com)
- Berthing Requirements
- Crew Medical Assistance
- Repatriation / Medevac / urgent spare parts transfer with our in house private jet division
- Slops / General waste disposal
- Fresh water at berth or at anchorage
- Charts & publications
Gibraltar is positioned in a key geographical location, with all the required services readily available to act as a maritime centre of excellence. Of particular interest is our Off Port Limits offering with a no delay, no deviation promise (weather permitting) for any spares, stores, crew changes and cash to master deliveries in a smooth, professional manner. Repairs and dry docking in Gibraltar is also a key offer, where excellent local contacts and quality sourcing are paramount for an on-time departure.
Gibraltar immigration formalities for visa requiring nationals could not be simpler.
As accredited shipping agents, crew members will be allowed to fly with our standard Letter Of Guarantee, providing that they hold a valid travel passport and seaman’s book issued by a country which has ratified the ILO 108: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Seychelles, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay.
The seaman does not need to be a national of the country that issued the document. With Malaga Airport approx. 1 and a half hours away, and Spain being part of the SCHENGEN group, any on signer / off signer holding a valid SCHENGEN visa / EU nationals can travel via Malaga thus allowing for more connecting flights for easier / more efficient crew changes. We will take care of all immigration formalities / meet crew for arrival and departures / hotel reservations / taxis / port security clearances and allow for a hassle free effective operation.
Ships Spares / Stores / Customs Clearance
With customs clearance procedures being one of the simplest around, goods received via Gibraltar Airport / Courier companies can be cleared and ready for delivery in a matter of a couple of hours from arrival.
We also work with all ship chandlers / suppliers in Spain in order to ensure the safe connection of provisions.
Thanks to close links between Malaga Airport and Gibraltar, we can arrange collections / clearances for goods received at Malaga airport.
With Spain being a member of the EU we can also arrange for customs clearance / unloading and transport to launch / vessel with great ease for any dedicated trucks which are sent from the EU by your suppliers.
Garbage Collection / Disposal
Landing of garbage at Gibraltar Port is not compulsory as is in other ports; however same can be arranged if required. Skips can be sent to vessel for ease of offloading and then once disposed of, a disposal certificate is issued by disposal company.
Medical Assistance / Services
Emergency medical services are available around the clock, 365 days a year with on duty Port Doctor / Hospital. Also all other services such as Seafarer Medical Certificate renewals (ENG1) can be arranged. Due to simple repatriation / immigration formalities, Gibraltar is a preferred port for emergency disembarkations.
Dry Docking / Repairs at Anchorage or Berth
Gibdock is Gibraltar’s Dockyard. Gibdock has all the facilities to repair and service any type / size of vessel. Gibdock consists of 3 docks ranging from 154 meters to 272 meters in length, also a 435 meter mole and a 300 meter main wharf is available for any lay by berths required. Many services are available at Gibdock including; Steel and Pipework / Painting & Blasting / Engine Repairs / Electrical. To ensure optimal security for all vessels at Gibdock, the yard implements ISPS requirements. Due to our experience with the ship yard, we will coordinate will all concerned parties as to ensure that your vessels stay at Gibraltar is as hassle free as possible. Repairs at anchorage / alongside berth can also be carried out subject to confirmation from Gibraltar Port Authority.
With Gibraltar’s own fully stocked local chart agency, latest Admiralty charts and publications are available 24/7 – 365 days a year.
Slops Reception / Disposal
All types of slops / sludge can be disposed of at Gibraltar by barge or road tanker.
Underwater Hull / Propeller Cleaning / Inspection / Repairs with Photographs or video, can all be carried out at Gibraltar. Most services can be carried out simultaneously with bunker operations.
We work closely with local ship chandlers that stock a great range of products from provisions / bonded to general deck stores at VAT exempt prices. They work 24/7 365 days and deliver whenever required.
Off Port Limits
All above services are available via Off Port Limits Operations. OPL are performed at 2 rendezvous positions;
- 1.5 NM SE From Europa Point
- 6 NM SE From Europa Point – No Need For Vessel To Deviate Traffic Lane
Operations are carried out whilst drifting / safe speed as to avoid any delays to voyage.
RMS 2 is a fiberglass catamaran workboat, designed and built to perform the crew change and spares / stores delivery role perfectly. By providing a safe, stable platform, with a secure crew boarding area, all operations can be carried out reliably, safely and quickly.
Located in Gibraltar, RMS 2 can carry up to 12 passengers, and 5,000 kg of cargo to vessels in the Bay, and at all OPL locations, allowing us to guarantee the same exceptional level of service every time.
RMS 2 has been vetted and surveyed by several ship management companies and oil majors, and is approved to carry out all services.
Yacht Agency Services
Our sister company, World Marine Service is a specialist yacht agent, with all of the necessary specialist skills and knowledge to provide the very best levels of service to yachts visiting the Port of Gibraltar.
For more information please visit worldmarineservice.com, or contact +350 20065425