The Arabian Gulf is the busiest and richest water zones in the world. In the great cities lining its shores we were born, and in its generous waters we are currently running our business, First Marine Services.

We take pride in providing our clients with our years experience and specialized expertise across varying marine operations in the Gulf.

FMS’s core competency is vessel chartering. With a wide understanding of the market and it’s growing demands, we are constantly looking to charter a young fleet of vessels to assist in offshore support services. We have the capability to operate and manage vessels that we charter from local and foreign owners relying on our established relationships in the MENA region, and specifically in the Arabian Gulf region.

Our Vision

To provide the highest caliber marine & petroleum support services to companies operating in and around the MENA Region.

To provide support services to oil and gas companies in the Arabian Gulf in an efficient, timely manner using our key industry relationships, while maintaining highest health and safety procedures.

Our Mission

Our Values

  • Health, safety, and environmental consciousness
  • Dynamicity
  • Trust and Accountability
  • Team Spirit
  • Professionalism and operational excellence
  • Respect and loyalty

The Arabian Gulf, Our home.


The Arabian Gulf (also known as the Persian Gulf) is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz. Its area is about 251,000km2, its length 989km, and its width ranges between 200km to 300km. The waters of the Arabian Gulf are very shallow, with an average depth of 50 meters and a maximum depth of 90 meters. It is bordered by Oman and the United Arab Emirates on the south, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia on the west, Kuwait and Iraq on the north and Iran along the entire east coast.


Water of normal oceanic salinity enters the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, moves northwards along the Iranian coast, turns southward along the western coast and exits along the bottom of the Strait as dense hypersaline (more salty) water. This process takes between 1 and 3 years during which water moves in an anti-clockwise direction.


The Arabian Gulf spreads above the largest hydrocarbon reserve in the world, making this area extremely important for oil production and one of the most important strategic waterways in the world. Over 76 billion metric tons of recoverable oil and 32.4 trillion cubic meters of reserve gas in the region. About 25,000 tankers sail in and out of the Strait of Hormuz annually and transport about 60 per cent of all the oil carried by ships throughout the world. There are about 800 offshore oil and gas platforms and 25 major oil terminals in the region.

A wide variety of marine life is found in the Gulf, including sea turtles, marine birds, dugongs, whales, dolphins and over 500 fish species, many of which exist only in the fishing industry in the Arabian Gulf has been important since ancient times, but the per capita fish catch has been slowly decreasing due to climatic and ecological conditions and unsustainable fishing practices. And although pearl fisheries in the Gulf were famous in the past, they now operate at a fraction of the level of former times.

Providing Uncompeted Offshore Oil & Gas Services

We operate and manage vessels on the behalf of local and international owners.