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Dutton’s Navigation was founded in 1998 as a training facility, specializing in the education of Marine Oilfield Personnel in the safe movement, positioning, and preloading of Jack Up Drilling rigs.

By 2004, Dutton’s Navigation was an industry leader in all phases of Rig Moving Education; Jack Up and Semi-Submersible Towing, Positioning, and emplacement for all types of locations and rigs.

In 2008, a sister company (ORMI) was formed to accommodate the growing need for experienced, competent, and vetted Rig Movers to the industry.

Recently, Dutton’s Navigation has expanded with a Marine Warranty Survey Services Division.


With our unparalleled knowledge base, and access to the worlds best cadre of experienced rig movers, Dutton’s Navigation, Inc. is poised to be a leader in the Marine Warranty Survey Business with a depth of practical, technical, and academic abilities second to none.

Our concept of risk reduction to protect the Underwriters and the Assured assets is a combination of regulatory and industry standard expertise, mixed with the most practical operations-based, no-nonsense oversight in the sector.

With our history and experience, there is simply no other MWS company that can equal our abilities.