Seabulk International, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Seabulk Offshore S.A.
, (SOSA), which is already ISM-certified, has also successfully passed the Bureau Veritas annual audit
for renewal of its certification as an ISO 9002-certified company. SOSA operates a fleet of 38 offshore energy support vessels
in West Africa
, South America
and the Caribbean
The SOSA fleet of mainly large, anchor-handling tug/supply vessels is particularly well-suited to support the expanding oil and gas exploration
activities in the deepwater market off the coasts of Nigeria, Angola
, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo and Cameroon
. SOSA is part of the worldwide Seabulk Offshore group of companies, the world's third largest operator of oilfield
support vessels with a fleet of 143 workboats in nearly all of the world's major offshore markets.
Two other subsidiaries -- Seabulk Towing, with 31 vessels in seven southeastern U.S. ports and the Gulf of Mexico, and Sun State Marine Services, a Florida shipyard and inland tug and barge operation -- are certified under the
American Waterways Operators' Responsible Carrier Program, an ISM Code- equivalent safety management system for the towing industry.