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Tidewater and GulfMark Announce Merger

Tidewater Inc. and GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, creating the industry’s largest owner of offshore support vessels and continuing consolidation in the offshore sector.The combined company will be operated under the Tidewater brand and will be led by Tidewater president and CEO John Rynd, with the industry’s largest fleet and the broadest global operating footprint in the OSV sector, with an ability to support customers across geo-markets and water depths.

3D at Depth Expands Senior Team

operations for ProServ and Subsea7. His early career experience was spent at Fugro Marine Construction.  Moore will be responsible for the management, implementation and customer support for 3D at Depth’s global subsea LiDAR solutions.     Roberts joins 3D at Depth from Tidewater Subsea where he was responsible for remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) operations, engineering and tooling design. In addition to mechanical and hydraulic subsea engineering, Roberts has implemented company document control systems for ISO 9000/14000 certification. Roberts’ expertise

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Z-Boat Shipped to University of Washington Tacoma

RiverPro ADCP, a camera, IMU and onboard computer.    In early August, Shugar will head to Taan Fiord, an arm of Icy Bay in the rugged St Elias Mountains of southeast Alaska, to study one of the largest landslides in recent decades. The landslide partially covered the terminus of the tidewater Tyndall Glacier, releasing most of the debris into the fjord and triggering a massive tsunami. Shugar’s National Science Foundation-supported bathymetric mapping mission will occur in tandem with a second multibeam sonar mission using the Teledyne Reson T50P lead by Dr. Sean Gulick of The

MV Brandon Bordelon (Photo: Bordelon Marine)

Tidewater Subsea Charters MV Brandon Bordelon

Tidewater Subsea has reached a deal with Bordelon Marine to charter the newly built Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for 60 days, plus options. The vessel is intended to be available to work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Trinidad, Bordelon Marine said. Tidewater Subsea is mobilizing two FMC Technologies Schilling HP 150 ROVs to the vessel. The Brandon is now fully capable to perform a variety of operations, including IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work. Delivered to Bordelon Marine in November 2015, the Brandon is a highly

Goldblatt Tide (Photo: Tidewater Subsea)

BW Offshore FPSO Inspected Off Nigeria

Tidewater Subsea & T1 Marine complete BW Offshore FPSO inspection offshore Nigeria     Tidewater Subsea, in affiliation with its local Nigerian joint venture company, T1 Marine, has completed mooring and hull inspections program for BW Offshore's Sendje Berge FPSO.   The inspection included mooring chain measurements, hull cleaning and complete inspection reporting services utilizing the survey / light IMR vessel Goldblatt Tide.   "Outfitted with a 3,000m rated FMC Schilling Robotics WROV and 50T stern A-frame, the Goldblatt Tide is the ideal solution for cost-effectiv

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New Subsea Company UIS Launched at OTC

Webster and Chief Operating Officer Guido Bressani, and in Aberdeen, Chief Commercial Officer Neill Kelly, and Chief Technology Officer, Geoff Fisher. Rolf Magne Larsen, who recently retired from Statoil, is Chairman of the board of UIS, which also includes Quinn Fanning, Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater Inc, Lasse Andresen of ForgeRock and Tor Espedal, Senior Partner of HitecVision. HitecVision is a private equity investor in the international oil and gas industry with offices in Stavanger, Oslo and Houston. The investment focus is on middle market investments in oilfield services and technology

FUSION-LinkTM technology

FUSION-LinkTM Technology Gains Industry-Wide Acceptance

of boatbuilders including Bavaria Yachts, Boston Whaler, Broom Boats, Caribbean, Contender, Ebb-Tide, Elan Yachts, Fairline, Fontaine Pajot, Grady White, Hanse Yachts, Lowe Boats, MasterCraft, Matrix, Monterey, Princess, Ranger Tugs, Regal, Regulator, Scorpion, Scout, Sealegs, Stabicraft, Sunseeker, Tidewater, Viking Yachts, Whittley, Yellowfin and Zodiac. “We are incredibly honored and humbled by the entire marine industry’s implementation of our FUSION-LinkTM technology,” said Chris Baird, Managing Director, FUSION Entertainment. “Our award-winning solution provides a level

Global OSV Market Report 2013-2018 Released

and navigational ability. Expansion and mergers and acquisitions into new and emerging markets such as APAC, North-West Europe, and South America will continue to be the key for success for offshore support vessel manufacturers and managers to increase their overall sales and revenue. Tidewater (U.S.) is one of the key players in the offshore support vessel market. It holds significant share of the market, followed by Edison Chouest (U.S.) and Seacor Marine (U.S.). The market is mostly fragmented with a large number of small support vessel companies. For this report, the major players

HOS Orders MPSVs

. Additionally, will be ABS Classed with the A1 Offshore Support Vessel (FFV-1) notation for off ship fire-fighting capabilities and SPS (Special Purpose Ship). Leevac is currently building two Z-Tech 2400 Class Escort Tugs for G & H Towing Company, one MMC 879 PSV, two LDS 300 DE PSV’s for Tidewater Marine, and two LDS 270 DE PSV’s for Aries Marine. (As published in the June 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com

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Leevac Wins HOS Shipbuilding Contract

the LEEVAC yard that have historically enhanced our ability to deliver reliable service to our customers, and solid returns to our shareholders."   LEEVAC is currently building two Z-Tech 2400 Class Escort Tugs for G & H Towing Company, one MMC 879 PSV, two LDS 300 DE PSV’s for Tidewater Marine, and two LDS 270 DE PSV’s for Aries Marine.”  

Leevac Wins Deal to Build PSV Pair for Aries Marine

Aries Marine Corp. Construction for this LEEVAC design will begin immediately, with delivery for the first and second vessels slated for October 2014 and February 2015, respectively. Leevac is currently building two Z-Tech 2400 Class Escort Tugs for G & H Towing Company and one MMC 879 PSV for Tidewater Marine. Leevac recently completed a major conversion on a tank barge for Enterprise Marine Service.  

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