Lightering & Fendering

Lightering Operations

Is your company in need of a vessel of opportunity to aid in your lightering operations? Miller’s has you covered. Our OSV fleet has worked up and down the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the West Coast, and has spent some years internationally. Our trained STS lightering crews have aided countless Mooring Masters get the product transferred safely from ship to ship. Our experienced crews have been providing exceptional service with our fleet of 150–205-foot classed OSVs. Miller’s has the capability of providing Tier compliant and DP2 vessels for your next contract. Give us a call the next time you are coming up to your renewal period and let us show you the value that we can bring to the table.

Ship & Dock Fendering

Is your terminal, barge, tugboat, ship, or yacht in need of some fenders for an upcoming docking? Miller’s got you covered; with a wide range of fenders we have the perfect size for you. Let our talented crews come out and install fendering where you need it most. We have helped deploy our fenders for some of the largest Navy ships in the world and have helped in deploy fenders for lightering operations. We can also provide line handlers to help you get your vessel tied up securely. Please give us a call today and find out how we can help protect your assets.

Why use Miller's?


Anyone can own a vessel; it takes experience to make the job look seamless. Our talented crews stake their livelihoods on delivering the best quality service possible. Our team has seen it all and done it all. Give our staff a call today and let our years of experience help make your operations look great.

Putting the Crew First

When Miller’s first came on the STS lightering scene we raised the bar by putting the mooring master’s needs first. Our crews understand that we are in the service industry, and we take pride putting your crew first. Our cooks go out of the way to get an understanding of what your crew likes to eat and make sure that your boots on the ground are happy. Our vessels are also equipped with amenities that will have your crews asking to come back to a Miller boat.


From assistance in STS Lightering operations to water deliveries, Miller’s has you covered. Our fleet and crews can transport 2 sets of Jumbo Fenders at a time. Our fleet is equipped with rollers, winches, and everything else to make the job smooth sailing. Give us a call today and let us tell you what sets us apart from the rest of the competition.

Qualifications & Credentials

Need Help Deciding What Vessel or Equipment is Right for Your Project?

Our website has a ton of information. So much so, that it might be easier for us to tell you the services that we can't provide! Please give us a call and let us help you solve your marine needs.
What information should I gather before reaching out?

The short answer is none. If you require marine support for your project our experienced team can guide you through most any situation. If you want to be proactive some key facts that will help us determine what vessels and equipment might be right for you are…

What are we moving and how much are we moving? People, assets, and bulk materials may require different vessels or equipment.

Where are we going to be operating? Some locations may have some limitations that you are not aware of, such as water depth or low bridges that may be an obstacle. If we know where we are going, we can better help you determine the best vessels and equipment for your project.

Duration of project? Are you looking for vessel for a few hours or a few years? We can help with both; knowing duration may better guide our suggestions.

How do I know what size vessel I need?

There are many factors that go into what size vessel you will require for a particular job. Some of these factors may include: location of operations, amount of people you are looking to have on board the vessel, what type of equipment or materials you are trying to move, what type of support you are actually looking for just to name a few. Our team are experts at interacting with customers like yourself to find out what your job requirements are so that we can make the best recommendation to you.

What if I can’t talk about the details of my project?

The short answer is YES. We are very accustomed to talking broadly about our capabilities where no sensitive details need to be exchanged. If it looks like we may be a good candidate for you we are also very comfortable in dealing with Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs for short. We have a long track record of not discussing your private business with anyone else.

I don’t see a vessel that meets my needs...

The short answer is YES. Our fleet may be more versatile than you think; we have used our equipment and vessels in many different ways that at first glance do not seem apparent. Give us a call and let someone from our team solve your marine support problems.

Our company was started with one vessel and now boasts more than 70+ pieces of floating equipment. We are always looking to expand our fleet and the best way to do that is by talking with our customers to find out what new unique equipment they would love to see in the Miller catalog.

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