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Southern Maritime Services is a national maritime recruiting agency. SMS takes pride in getting to know our clients and their crewing needs. We place qualified mariners in positions that will be beneficial to both the mariner and their new employer. SMS believes in long-lasting, personal relationships between our company and each mariner. Once the mariner becomes adjusted to their new positions, SMS will conduct follow-ups. These follow-ups ensure the satisfaction of everyone involved and allow for career development.

In addition to maritime recruiting, Southern Maritime Services offers on-site screening for COVID, D.O.T Toxicology, and pre-employment. All of these screenings can be done at affiliated clinics.

Meet Our Team

Will Covington
Founder and President
Josh Wesson
Maritime Licensing Consultant - Recruiter
Soquel Kelly
Michael Pritchard
Director of Marketing & New Business Development
Leah Newberry
Office Manager - Crew Coordinator
Dawn Hearn Accounting Specialist
Melissa Ford