Ezion Liftboat Capsizes During Tow in South China Sea

A liftboat belonging to Ezion Holdings has capsized in the South China Sea during a dead tow from Vietnam to Taiwan, the company said Wednesday. The vessel was unmanned at the time. Singapore-based Ezion said its liftboat Tera Lyza was being towed by the tug Teras Eden when it developed a sudden list to the stern at about 1630 hours on 5 June 2018. The boat subsequently … [Read more...]

Lucas Bourg Liftboat Evacuated in Gulf of Mexico Amid Stability Concerns

A liftboat in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been evacuated after severe weather raised concerns about the stability of the vessel located about 30 miles offshore Mobile, Alabama. On Tuesday, Louisiana-based Offshore Marine Contractors notified that Coast Guard over growing concerns about the stability of their liftboat, Lucas Bourg, due to the predicted 18-foot sea seas in … [Read more...]

Waterspout Causes Liftboat to Capsize Off Louisiana Coast

A Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO) liftboat capsized last week after it was struck by multiple waterspouts off the coast of Louisiana.  Hercules Offshore says its liftboat, the Starfish, a 140-class liftboat, was struck and capsized late in the evening on September 30 at Ship Shoal Block 116, approximately 30 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, LA. According to Hercules' … [Read more...]

Search continues for liftboat crew missing in Gulf of Mexico

UPDATE: Read HERE for Monday update on this incident. Ten people are missing after a liftboat contracted by the seismic data services company, Geokinetics, became disabled and began to take on water in the Southern Gulf of Mexico yesterday as a result of high seas produced by Tropical Storm Nate. The liftboat, the Trinity II, is owned by Trinity Liftboat Services based in … [Read more...]

Levingston Offshore to build World’s Largest Liftboat

The Levingston Corporation of Boerne, Texas and PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co. of Singapore have signed a Letter of Intent to build what will be the world's largest liftboat.  The liftboat will be a Levingston designed 415WC Jack-up, and will include an option for one additional similar vessel for an undisclosed contract value. The Levingston 415WC Jack-up MOU (Mobile … [Read more...]