Delaware Bay Launch Service, Inc.
100 Passwaters Drive
Milford DE 19963
Phone (302) 422-7604
Fax (302) 422-3885

Our History:

Delaware Bay Launch Service, Inc. has been owned and operated by the Rowland family since its inception. As a Delaware River Pilot, Capt. Harry H. Rowland saw the need in the early 70’s to provide a launch service to the vessels anchoring in the lower Delaware Bay. Capt. Harry Rowland's son, Capt. H. Hickman Rowland opened the doors of DBLS in early 1973 with an unsurpassed commitment to provide a superior service as his business reputation is also his family reputation. After the untimely passing of Capt. Hick Rowland in 2017, his son Christopher Rowland took the helm with the same passion and commitment to excellence as his father.


Over the years, DBLS has taken great pride in offering its customers the fastest, safest and most dependable launch service on the Delaware Bay.

Captain H. Hickman Rowland Chris Rowland

Capt. H. Hickman Rowland         Chris Rowland, President





Transport of Personnel, Ships Spares & Stores

Operating 365 days a year 24/7. No Overtime or Holiday Charges

  • Barge Assist

  • Dive Support

  • Warehousing

  • Light Towing

  • 30 Ton Shore Crane

  • Ship to Ship Lightering Support

  • Spill Response Support

  • Offshore Wind Support

  • Soundings

Approved for Regulated Garbage Removal By

      USDA                       APHIS

Captain Dave Brown

Capt. Dave Brown, Vice President

Carla, Office Manager

Carla Brown, Office Manager