GulfMark Offshore’s previously announced agreement to purchase Rigdon Marine entails that the combined company will operate 90 vessels, with 16 more under construction for delivery through 2010.
Houston-based GulfMark has minimal operations, making the retention of Rigdon Marine's GoM presence significant, Energy Current reported. Rigdon Marine employs over 300 personnel, and employment is expected to grow to over 400. Rigdon Marine expects to keep its operations based in .
Source: Energy Current