SEACOR Marine to buy 18 liftboats

SEACOR Marine LLC announced yesterday that it had agreed purchase 18 liftboats from Superior Energy Services LLC for $134 million plus working capital.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of March. All of the liftboats are currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

U.S.-based SEACOR Marine, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., operates a fleet of offshore marine support vessels that service the global offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. SEACOR’s offshore operations are concentrated in the U.S., Latin America, the North Sea, West Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. SEACOR’s fleet includes AHTSes, PSVs, mini-suppliers, fast supply vessels and towing-supply vessels.

Houma, La.-based Superior Energy’s marine services division operates the largest fleet of modern liftboats with leg lengths of 200’ and greater. Superior’s liftboats range from 150’ to 265’. 

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