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Meet Joseph Lombardi of Ocean Technical Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joseph Lombardi.

Joseph, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years of active service. Following discharge, I went to work on tugboats in Boston, schooners in Maine and tankers out of Boston and New York. I established my company in 1984 and have been a marine surveyor ever since.

I moved my company to Texas 5 years ago and am a Texas resident. I love the people, food and music that flourishes in this part of the world. Fantastic!

I have been the marine surveyor for battleship U.S.S. TEXAS for the Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) for the past 7 years and have organized and specified the prioritization of the repairs to that icon. A very challenging and rewarding experience.

My business has also reached out to others in the greater Texas & Louisiana marine industry to make my business more broad based. Glad I’m here!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Ocean Technical Services – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Ocean Technical Services (OTS) is an officially recognized surveyor of commercial vessels such as cargo and tank ships, oil rigs, naval vessels, offshore supply vessels (OSVs), tugs, barges, dredges, and passenger and fishing vessels.

Joe Lombardi and his team have professional knowledge of steel, aluminum, fiberglass and wood construction. As a US Coast Guard licensed master and first class pilot of unlimited tonnage, Joe has firsthand experience with the operation, equipment and missions of various commercial vessels. OTS specializes in overseeing dry docking repairs and modifications.

Joe Lombardi’s extensive expertise makes (OTS) a full service marine surveying and consulting firm. We can help with varied marine projects, including the following consulting services:

Mooring plans
Trip-in-tow surveys
Tow plans
On/off hire surveys
Shipyard and yachtyard assessments
New vessel construction and damage investigations
Shipyard and yachtyard project management
Expert and professional witness services
Preparation of naval museum ship applications
Motion picture marine coordinator
Cargo Loading & Unloading
Insurance Issues

OTS provides varied services for owners of yachts and small private crafts, including:

Pre-purchase surveys
Finance and insurance surveys
Donation or appraisal surveys
Damage claim inspection surveys
Corrosion surveys
Audio/UT screening of steel and aluminum vessels
Engine surveys

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
No big changes anticipated; my model for my business has been one of slow, steady growth with a balance for home life, recreation and time with my family.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 2600 South Shore Blvd.,
    Suite 300
    League City, Texas
  • Website:
  • Phone: 508-958-1299
  • Email:
  • Other: Linkedin

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