OSM Thome’s ship technical management offices are strategically, and physically located in Norway, Finland, Croatia, Nigeria, Singapore, Brazil, and Egypt.

OSM Thome is continuously evaluating the needs of its customers and it is present in the locations that make strategic sense for both OSM Thome and its customers.

Our main advantages include a solid financial background, own manning offices, unique quality, and customer experience achieved through well-developed and lean processes and policies.

Our company’s ethos is to tailor our services to the needs of our clients. We employ robust quality assurance procedures, use the latest marine industry software and implement hands-on inspections to maximise the ships’ performance.

OSM Thome provides full ship management services for all vessel types trading internationally including tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers and container vessels, ensuring all ships are in good condition and ready to operate anytime, anywhere. Vessels under our management run to the highest possible performance levels at the most competitive cost levels.


Tanker ship management with OSM Thome is a wise choice. Currently, OSM Thome manages a fleet of 200+ Oil/Chemical/Product/LPG/LNG/Shuttle Tankers under full management. This requires more than 6000 active positions onboard and the necessary crew to replace them, which we are able to provide anytime. OSM Thome’s tankers’ fleet in quarter 1 of 2024 comprises tankers of all the DWT ranges.



OSM Thome is a leading ship management company with global stature and rich experience in dry bulk management of various sizes and types of vessels. Shipowners trust OSM Thome to manage their bulk carriers and dry cargo fleet, not only because the company possesses broad knowledge in the sector, but also because of its high safety standards and most valuable asset – its people.

We have robust teams in place handling all Port State Control, Rightship, and Vetting matters in Europe and Asia. Experts in Norway, Finland, Singapore, and Cyprus support our crew in vetting preparations.


OSM Thome is the leading Offshore Management company in the world. We pride ourselves on a significant history of operating complex Offshore vessels and units since 2006. We have a good OVID score, a safety culture, hands-on management, and competent onshore and offshore staff. Our presence is global. We cultivate a “safety comes first” mentality and we have the same high expectations from the service we provide as you do!


OSM Thome delivers a partnered approach to offshore Drilling Customers providing end-to-end and ADHOC solutions in global operating locations across both Crew Management/Manning and Technical Management.

With offices in over 20 worldwide locations, OSM Thome is well placed to support Offshore Drilling customers with qualified and competent offshore crew whether it be local content…


OSM Thome is a well-established ship management company with a solid track record in the OSV and Wind segments. With worldwide experience, global presence & top-class management of the day-to-day operation, we have become the preferred supplier of Offshore Management solutions. As a company, we are well experienced within Global Wind Organization standards with regard to our continued years of working with training, courses, and operations.


OSM Thome delivers tailor-made end-to-end ship management services for Cruise, Yacht, and Passenger Ships within a growing fleet of Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises, Ferries and Yachts sailing worldwide. We are dedicated teambuilders supporting and assuring our partners’ success in a safe and responsible way. Offering innovative support, career development, and a friendly atmosphere, we are proven to be the chosen employer and service provider within the industry worldwide.


What is Ship Management?

Ship management refers to the administration, operation, and maintenance of ships, boats, or other waterborne vessels. It encompasses a wide range of activities, including crew management, technical maintenance, compliance with safety and environmental regulations, financial planning and management, and the procurement of supplies and services. The goal of ship management is to ensure that vessels are operated in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner while meeting the requirements of their owners, regulators, and stakeholders.

What type of Services do Third-Party Ship Management Companies provide?

Third-Party Ship Management Companies (TPSMCs) provide a range of services related to the operation and maintenance of ships, including:

  • Crew Management: TPSMCs are responsible for managing the crew on board the ships, which includes hiring, training, and scheduling the crew members.
  • Technical Management: TPSMCs provide technical support for the ships, which includes repairs, maintenance, and upgrades.
  • Commercial Management: TPSMCs handle the commercial operations of the ships, such as chartering and voyage planning.
  • Safety and Quality Management: TPSMCs ensure that the ships are operated in compliance with safety and quality standards, such as the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
  • Financial Management: TPSMCs provide financial management services related to the ships, such as budgeting, accounting, and reporting.
  • Insurance Management: TPSMCs assist with insurance matters related to the ships, including arranging and managing insurance policies.

Overall, TPSMCs are responsible for ensuring that the ships they manage are operated safely, efficiently, and in compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

What are the differences between Inhouse Ship Management and Third-Party Ship Management?

In-house ship management refers to the practice of managing a shipping company’s own vessels using its own resources, such as crew and technical staff, while third-party ship management involves outsourcing the management of vessels to a specialized management company. Some key differences include the level of control and oversight, the allocation of resources and responsibilities, and the level of expertise and efficiency in managing the vessels. In-house ship management provides greater control but can be more resource-intensive, while third-party ship management can be more cost-effective and efficient but may involve giving up some control.