About Us

Mrs. Zita Phriday-Lewis
Chief Executive Office

Mr. Lewis Phriday


Eastern Divers Company ltd, was founded by Mr. Lewis Phriday, an expert commercial diver, in 1975, offering a wide range of marine services to the energy sector. The company commenced operations out of 1098 Newlands Village Guayaguayare, with diving inspection for AMOCO Trinidad Oil Company (now BP Trinidad and Tobago). Operating capacity increased with the acquisition of the contract with AMOCO in 1978 to supply crews for the berthing and unberthing of the oil tankers, maintenance of the single buoy mooring and marine yard operations.

This growth escalated in 1991, being given the opportunity to provide marine oil spill response and contingency services. Thereafter, in 1995 we were contracted to provide pilot services to oil tankers and commercial vessels. By 2005, we had acquired a contract to provide maintenance and tanker loading services to BHP Biliton Calm Buoy, thus further contributing to the growth and development of the organization. Some of our clients are BPTT, Gulf Marine Services, Tide Water Marine, General Earth Movers etc. To date, we continue to provide superior marine services to the energy sector satisfying customers for over Forty (40) Years.

Throughout the years, Mrs. Zita Phriday-Lewis (Now Chief Executive Officer), provided expert assistance to Mr. Lewis Phriday tremendously expanding the company’s quality and range of services. With her outstanding and remarkable leadership, she led the organization to be STOW and ISO certified still current to date. In 2001, with the increasing demand for Offshore and Onshore Emergency Response Services, she established Eastern Emergency Response Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Eastern Divers Company ltd.

Eastern Emergency Response Services Ltd have produced a unique set of professionals, dedicated to providing first class emergency response services to both private and public sectors. Services ranging from Fire Fighting, Hazmat, High Angle and Confined Space Rescue, Ambulance services and more. In keeping with the company’s vision, we are now poised to provide these services regionally. In 2018, both companies were umbrella by Eastern Group of Companies Trinidad and Tobago (EGCTT). Eastern Group of Companies now incorporates, Eastern Divers Company Ltd (EDCL), Eastern Emergency Response Services Ltd (EERSL), Eastern Training Academy and Fire School (ETAFS), and our latest addition to the group, Eastern Safety Products and Maintenance Ltd (ESPM).

ESPM was also established in 2018, which provides safety equipment, supplies and maintenance services within the industry. The aim is to provide these services Caribbean wide, however operations are currently undertaken in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. The group continues to grow exponentially being your premier onshore and offshore marine and emergency response service supplier. Our success over the years has been outstanding, due mainly to our commitment in employee training, development and maintenance of quality standards, resulting in a strong focus on quality customer service. The Eastern Group of Companies are proud to continue satisfying clients and providing peace of mind through the service and care we provide

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision – To be widely recognized as the premiere provider of effective and efficient marine, emergency response and related services in the region.

Our Mission – To provide superior and sustainable quality marine, emergency response and related services to our customers, while demonstrating concern for the interests of our stakeholders, our community and the environment.

Training and Development

Training and development is critical to our organization to ensure that we can provide the best service to our clients.

Our resources are required to complete training both locally and internationally. Apart from mandatory certifications we conduct training internally, we also do drills and refresher sessions.

Our medical staff are also continuously engaged with CME sessions conducted by our Medical Director Dr. Hilwig in conjunction with our inhouse Paramedic Training Coordinator. Additionally, all medical personnel are required to complete a minimum of forty (40) hours of Clinical Rotations at a local hospital each year.

Our Certifications

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

Eastern Group of Companies :Eastern Divers Company Limited & Eastern Emergency Response Services Limited was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certificate from International Auditors – SGS Systems and Services.

Issue 6: 12 May 2018
: 14 May  2021
Certified since
: May 13, 2009

Safe To Work (STOW)

Certificate of Conformance

EGC proudly became STOW certified in January 2012 and has been able to maintain this certification throughout the years.