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About Us

Seaward Services, Inc., is a privately-owned and professionally managed marine services contractor specializing in the operation, maintenance and repair of government and company owned Experimental Crafts, Range Crafts, Training Crafts, Research Vessels and Unmanned Surface Vessels. We also operate and maintain U.S. Navy ranges and port facilities, including local oil spill response. No matter what type or level of service you need, our skilled team delivers through a proven master planning process focused on clear communication, smooth implementation and optimal outcomes.


Seaward Services is an ABS ISO 9001:2008 certified company in addition to being fully certificated by Germanischer Lloyd and compliant with the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code). Currently, Seaward Services Document of Compliance is endorsed for ‘Passenger High Speed Craft’ and is valid thru February 2018. One High Speed Craft carries a valid Safety Management Certificate. Mariners employed by the company are required to meet all U.S. Coast Guard and STCW95 requirements.






Our crew members and our passengers are our most important assets, so we take every possible measure to ensure their safety. Every day, every voyage.



Every employee has an important role in our success, but only with all employees working together can that success be realized at its highest level.



We expect every employee associated with HMS Global Maritime and Seaward Services to act with the utmost professional and corporate integrity, from crew members of all levels to the President and CEO.



We encourage fresh, new thinking processes in every aspect of our business



Every Seaward Services and HMS Global Maritime client and passenger shall be afforded the highest level of service that can be provided in every aspect of our contact with them.


These values are supported by a daily Code of Conduct that embraces respect and dignity for crew members, clients and passengers; the practice of enthusiastic friendliness; and a dedicated work ethic.


Nicholas Kunesh

Vice President & General Manager

John Keever

Executive Vice President, Pacific Region

Dietrich Giles 

Vice President, Operations

Andrew Legge

Corporate Safety Officer

Christy Smith


Elizabeth Novoa

Contracts Management Specialist

Facility Security Officer

Angelique Bagshaw

Human Resources Manager

Scott Keever

Operations Manager

Gil Fajota

Site Manager: NSWC Combatant Craft Department Test Facility, Norfolk, VA


Rodney Griffith
Project Manager: NUWC Range Operations, Newport, RI

Mark Strout

Project Manager: Ocean Testing Support, Newport, RI

Project Manager: NSWC South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility

Jeff Spence

Vessel Master: FSF-1 Seafighter


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