Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. announced today that it has acquired three high-spec new generation offshore supply vessels from the Maritime Administration for an undisclosed amount of cash.  

All three of the OSVs that were acquired at auction are U.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 growing U.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 the Gulf of Mexico and Latin America, as well as to the U.S. military and other non-oilfield customers.

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