Seabulk Offshore Ltd. Modernizes Offshore Supply Vessel Fleet
The supply vessel division of the Hvide Shipping Organization, Seabulk Offshore Ltd. (Lafayette, La.), has acquired 20 offshore supply vessels built between 1983 and 1984. The company completely refurbished and re-classed a series of six 2,500-hp supply vessels to standards which the company claims makes them some of the newest and most highly maintained in the world. It is currently in the process of refurbishing a number of other newly acquired offshore supply vessels. Four of the rehabilitated vessels were deployed to the Arabian Gulf to support the offshore oil industry in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Two additional vessels were dispatched in the Far East, with the balance of the vessels employed in the U.S. and South America.
To maintain its commitment to safety and environmental safety, Seabulk Offshore has promoted a high level of awareness through its Quality Assurance and Environmental Awareness programs, and the company has a stated commitment to quality and safety.
Seabulk Offshore Ltd. currently has established offshore operations in the U.S., South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Headquartered in the U.S., the company has representationintheU.K., Switzerland, Southern Africa, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore.
Seabulk Offshore recently entered into a joint venture with the Bin Jabr Group of Abu Dhabi, and is currently in discussion with companies in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai for similar arrangements.