Tidewater to Acquire the Assets of West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc.


Vancouver, WA – July 22, 2014 – Tidewater today announced that it will acquire the assets of  West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc., a Vancouver-based marine & industrial cleaning services company. West Coast Marine Services will operate through a division of Tidewater Environmental Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tidewater Holdings, Inc. 


West Coast Marine will stay headquartered at its current Vancouver, WA location with Robby Baker, GM, continuing to lead the 63 employee team. “We are proud to be joining a company with such a rich history, well-established brand and commitment to customer service and environmental stewardship. We are excited to become part of the Tidewater team,” said Baker.


In operation since 1990, West Coast Marine’s range of services includes industrial cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste transportation, wet/dry vacuum services, tank cleaning, and ship cargo hold cleaning throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and parts of California.


“We have worked closely with West Coast Marine in the past, and our two companies share a strong culture of entrepreneurship and a focus on safety, quality and service to the customer. This acquisition is an outstanding fit, and we are excited about the possibilities for growth that it offers us,” said Bob Curcio, Tidewater’s President & CEO.  “The synergies and strengths of the combined companies will result in additional service offerings to existing and new customers within an expanded geographic footprint.”


Along with its inland transportation and terminal services, Tidewater can now provide a comprehensive range of onshore and offshore cleaning and waste transportation services to the marine and industrial business markets, as well as an expanded inventory of emergency response personnel and equipment. 


“Tidewater has proudly served the marine industry for over 80 years, always striving to provide the most economical and environmentally sound customer solutions,” added Curcio. “We look forward to developing and providing an even greater portfolio of services for our customers throughout the Pacific Northwest.”