Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. announced today that it has acquired three high-spec new generation offshore supply vessels from theMaritime Administration for an undisclosed amount of cash.
All three of the OSVs that were acquired at auction areU.S.-flagged, Jones Act-qualified, 280-class DP-2 OSVs with a capacity 4,600 DWT. Upon delivery of the vessels from Marad, Covington, La.-based Hornbeck said it expects to conduct reactivation and regulatory drydockings.
"We believe these modern, state-of-the-art, high-spec, diesel-electric OSVs are great additions to our growing fleet," Todd Hornbeck, president and CEO of the company said in a statement.
The OSVs were built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., Panama City, Fla., in 2013 and 2014 to a design specification and with components compatible with Hornbeck's other Tiger Shark-class vessels. "These particular OSVs are excellent candidates for deployment in the growingU.S.domestic offshore wind industry, as well as for potential conversion to military or other non-oilfield, non-wind specialty applications," Hornbeck said.
Hornbeck provides technologically advanced, new generation OSVs to the energy industry primarily in theGulf of MexicoandLatin America, as well as to theU.S.military and other non-oilfield customers.