Blue Star Marine, LLC is a privately owned professional multi-marine service based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, focusing on the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast areas. Over the past eleven years providing experienced and professional crew in various specialized marine applications such as:
Offshore and Inshore Launch Service
Inland Ship Shores -staring April 2019
Buoy and mooring ball installations
Blue Star Marine, LLC is solely female owned and managed by Cher Walker. Daily operations are managed by Darrell Walker. Cher and Darrell make a strong business team utilizing a fleet of vessels: M/V Blue Star, M/V Mantis, M/V Tanque, and M/V Tinque. Vessels are operated by USCG licensed 100-ton Masters and are commercially insured, each having its own individual usages, thereby fulfilling the many needs of our clients.
Contact information 24/ 7
Darrell Walker 337-802-8529
Cher Walker 337-540-2518
M/V Blue Star is a 45-foot 2007 aluminum catamaran designed by Fyffe Yachts and custom-built by GEO Shipyard in New Iberia, Louisiana, which is a USCG certified and inspected vessel with an 18-passenger capacity.
Its Twin 490 HP Cummins marine diesel engines lends itself to inshore and offshore launches, crew changes, and commercial dive operations. M/V Blue Star has a 24-knot cruise speed, a 2.25 long ton deck capacity allowing for multi-functional use (buoys ,equipment, and/or various materials), M/V Blue star has recently had a complete electronics upgrade which includes state of the art navigation, digital radar, and night vision.
M/V Mantis is a commercially certified 36-foot 2009 aluminum high speed catamaran capable of 50-knot speed. M/V Mantis is custom-design by Viking Fast Craft and built by GEO Shipyard in New Iberia, Louisiana expressly for Blue Star Marine, LLC. Because of its lightness and streamlined build, the primary purpose of the Mantis is to deliver personnel and packages, etc to ships anchored offshore of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is equipped with two 300 HP Susuki Outboards, one 6 KW Westerbeke generator, an air-conditioned cabin,Ray marine Electronics including a 12-inch Navigation system, AIS, Autopilot, and a 48-mile Radar. M/V Mantis is capable of carrying a maximum of 6 passengers and 1100 lbs of cargo.
M/V Tanque is a 48' utility boat refurbished in September 2013. M/V Tanque is equipped with a 5-ton IMT deck crane to support multiple operations, including commercial diving, salvage and environmental responses.
Note: Not pictured M/V Tinque is a 24-foot work skiff used for various inshore services.
Blue Star Marine, LLC
Blue Star Marine, LLC provides marine crew launch services, commercial diving services, buoy maintenance and installations, reef site inspections, environmental clean-up, marine surveys, marine delivery services, and maritime securities to many agencies along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. Launch services included but not limited to transportation for crew, surveyors, and stores to offshore and inland vessels in both Calcasieu Pass and Sabine Pass.
Considerations for using Blue Star Marine, LLC
Blue Star Marine's vessels M/V Blue Star and M/V Mantis were built as commercial offshore work vessels
Our experienced crew has safely delivered personnel and supplies to hundreds of ships
M/V Tanque, being equipped with a 5-ton IMT deck crane is invaluable on inland projects
Ongoing experience working directly with USCG, BOEM, BESE, Texas A&M Research Foundation, NOAA, etc.
Blue Star Marine adheres to a comprehensive "Standard Operational Procedures and Safety Manual"
Blue Star Marine has had no accidents, no damage to vessels, no personal injuries, and has never made an insurance claim
On-call / Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
M/V Mantis' cruise speed (30 knot cruise, depending on sea state) lends itself to quick response times
M/V Blue Star has the capacity to transport up to 18 passengers in a climate controlled, comfortable, and safe manner
Blue Star Marine's personnel are highly trained, professional, and have unique skill sets for this type of specialized marine operations.