Marine Services in Sulphur, Louisiana

At VLS, our facilities operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to bring your vessels nonstop care when you need it most. We offer everything from repairs and vapor control to regulatory inspection services to fill the need in our local community for five-star marine repair services. 

The mission behind VLS is to wisely steward natural resources with ecologically friendly practices so future generations can enjoy our planet.

Our Services

VLS offers extensive marine repair services with a 200 HP boiler, crane and thermal combustor. We also provide several other main services, including marine vapor control, topside repairs, federal inspection and state cleaning inspection services. 

Marine Vapor Control Unit

When loading a bulk liquid tanker or barge with flammable liquids with a vapor pressure greater than 0.5 PSI, these liquids can emit volatile organic compounds (VOC). A vapor control unit safely and effectively destroys these explosive vapors found during the hydrocarbon loading process for a marine cargo vessel. 

Minor Topside Repairs

We provide a variety of spot services for smaller vessel problems. We have a state-art-of-the-art facility to repair issues from the hull above the waterline and up. 

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Inspections

We also offer regular USCG inspections so you can receive your annual certification. The USCG provides 15 vessel safety check (VSC) criteria you must meet, including everything from personal flotation devices (PFDs) to the condition of the boat and regulatory compliance. 

Louisiana Department of Environment Quality (LDEQ) Cleaning

The LDEQ exists to ensure a clean air environment for the people in Louisiana. VLS provides marine cleaning services to meet the level of excellence required by the state so you can maintain compliance and protect your workforce and fellow citizens.

Permitted Cargos

VLS can also help your vessel with several permitted cargos listed below

1. Non Vapor Control Cargos

Lube Oil, LCO, Diesel, Naphtha, Soybean Oil, Caustic, Glycol, Kerosene, Olephins, Jet Fuels, Crude Oil, Acids, UREA

2. Vapor Control Cargos

Gasoline’s, Benzenes, Alkylates, Aromatics Hydrocarbons, Toluene, Styrene, Alcohols, Ethanol’s, Jet Fuels, Butanol, Aviation Gas, Cat Naphtha, Condensate, Butanol, Acrylate, Cumene, Acetone, Keytones, Reformate, Pygas, Octane, Ether, Xylene, Methanol, Raffinate, Mineral Spirits, Hexane, Heptane, Cat Gas, Acrylate

3. Chlorinated Solvent Cleanings

Chlorine, Chloroform, Methylene Chloride, Trichloroethylene, Trichloroethane, Dichloroethylene, Dichloroethane, Perchloroethylene, Ethylene Dichloride, Methyl Chloroform

Facility Capacity

Our facility also comes equipped with full-service docking equipment. VLS can currently dock up to five 30,000 pound barges at our Sulphur location. 

Contact VLS Today for Marine Services

The team here at VLS is ready and able to assist you with all of your local marine service needs. We’ve been helping people keep their vessels in excellent condition and meet federal and local regulations for more than a decade.

Ready to learn more? Reach out to a member of our team by phone at 1-833-342-5372 or connect with the team online today.

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