Hornbeck Offshore Now Has 18 New Generation OSVs Stacked

Hornbeck Offshore, one of the largest operators of offshore supply vessels in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, revealed Thursday that the company has now stacked a total of 18 new generation OSVs, part of aggressive cost cutting measures undertaken by the company in response to tough market conditions. The number of stacked vessels is up 12 OSVs since last reported, the company … [Read more...]

Hornbeck Completes Sale of OSVs to U.S. Navy

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced Monday that it has closed the sale of three offshore supply vessels to the U.S. Navy. The type 250EDF OSVs - the HOS Arrowhead, the HOS Eagleview and the HOS Westwind - have been chartered to the U.S. Navy since their construction in 2008 and 2009, supporting the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet on the east and west coast of … [Read more...]

Maersk Announces Layoffs

The offshore sector took another hit today as Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Drilling both announced major layoffs at their corporate headquarter in Denmark.  Maersk Supply says they will be laying off 20 of their employees and Maersk Drilling will be reducing head count by 90. “We are facing challenging market conditions in the coming years. Oil prices have dropped … [Read more...]

Hornbeck Confident New Rigs Will Get Absorbed in Gulf of Mexico

Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE: HOS), a Gulf of Mexico-focused operator of offshore support vessels reported a strong second quarter today with a 25 percent jump in upstream revenue to $171.1 million over the previous quarter while diluted earnings per share were up 174 percent.   HOS attributes the revenue jump to "the full or partial-period contribution of 13 vessels that were … [Read more...]

WATCH: HOS Black Watch Christening and Launch Ceremony

On Friday June 6, the HOS Black Watch was launched at Eastern Shipbuilding's Allanton facility in Panama City, Florida. The HOS BLACK WATCH is the fourth of six Eastern Shipbuilding vessels designated as the HOSMAX 310 series by Hornbeck Offshore Services and is a diesel-electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled OSV. The high-tech vessels feature four Caterpillar 3516C … [Read more...]