Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for cruise ship operators in the area by opening a service base in . The new offices, service base and workshops will be within the facilities of Worldwide Marine Services, the global ship technical support group, and Schat-Harding will train and authorize Worldwide Marine technicians to support its own service engineers. The base will provide quick reaction service and repair support to cruise ship operators and also to ships of any type calling at ports across the Miami region, especially those of owners with Fleet Service Agreements with the Schat-Harding group.
Schat-Harding’s Service Division now has service bases in , and in the and also in , and . Globally it has over 300 personnel including 165 trained and authorised service engineers working out of 17 Schat-Harding owned service stations, supported by 15 certified service partners operating in over 30 countries.