Edison Chouest Offshore Acquires Bee Mar PSVs

ecoEdison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has acquired the remaining assets from the fleet of Broussard, LA-based Bee Mar LLC according to a report from MarineLog.  The maritime publisher confirmed the news citing a interview with Bollinger Shipyards’ Chief Operating Officer Ben Bordelon.

Bollinger is one of Bee Mar’s sister companies.

The report said the acquisition included seven vessels, including three 270 Class and four 300 Class platform supply vessels either currently under construction or on order at the Bollinger Marine Fabricators in Amelia, Louisiana.

In June 2012, New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International signed an agreement with Bee Mar, LLC to purchase all of Bee Mar’s existing vessels and assets in a deal that included 10 DP-2 platform supply vessels built in 2009 at Bollinger Shipyards.

Since then it was rumored that Bee Mar was building additional PSVs at Bollinger.

As of July 2013, ECO’s fleet consisted of nearly 250 highly specialized offshore service and support vessels and the company’s newbuild order book contained over 40 vessels, with the vast majority to be constructed at the companies four U.S.-affiliate shipyards; North American Shipbuilding (Larose, LA), LaShip (Houma, LA), Gulf Ship (Gulfport, MS) and Tampa Ship (Tampa, FL).