U.S. Marine Corporation, founded in 1977, has owned and operated commercial fishing vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Pacific. It presently functions as a holding company for specific maritime investments.
U.S. Marine owns Ocean Peace, Inc., a Seattle based vessel management company that owns and operates the 220’ factory trawler F/V OCEAN PEACE, the 230' factory trawler F/V SEAFISHER and the 98’ catcher vessel F/V GREEN HOPE. The vessels fish for ground fish in the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands. The F/V OCEAN PEACE and the F/V SEAFISHER are Amendment 80 qualified vessels.
In 1978, U.S. Marine Corporation purchased Master Marine, Inc. in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Master Marine builds and repairs steel and aluminum boats, using its 750-ton (152 ft. x 46 ft.) floating dry dock and its 220-ton Marine TraveLift. The Company has constructed over 330 commercial vessels of all types including fishing trawlers, tug boats, pushboats, barges, passenger ferries and specialty watercraft up to 670 tons and 250 feet in length. Master Marine has dry-docked more than 2,000 vessels at their facility and has overhauled more than 145 government watercraft. The company serves the commercial, military and fishing industries and is certified by the Department of Defense. Its customers include inland and offshore towing companies, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.).