Harvey Gulf International Marine is expanding its operations globally, with the opening of offices in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico City, Trinidad, and Guyana.
The move comes nearly nine months after the New Orleans company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Under the reorganization, Harvey Gulf shed nearly $1 billion in debt through a debt for equity swap. At the time, Chairman and CEO Shane Guidry blamed the company’s financial condition on a significant downturn in the offshore services industry.
According to a recent announcement, the marine transportation company is also reflagging two additional DP2 Offshore Supply Vessels the Harvey Seahawk and Harvey Falcon by April. They will join the OSV’s Harvey Leader and Harvey Legend along with the FSV Harvey Clipper to operate and service customers in Mexico.
Additionally, Harvey Gulf has opened new operations shore bases in Ciudad del Carmen to support Harvey vessels repositioned to Mexico. Operations in Mexico and Trinidad have already begun, with Harvey vessels being deployed to these areas all under contracts.
Harvey Gulf provides offshore supply, crew and multipurpose construction and support vessels for Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling operations. It was the first U.S. vessel operator to contract for construction of vessels capable of operating exclusively on natural gas.
The company dates back more than a half-century. Numa Guidry founded the enterprise as a fishing company in 1946, later assembling a fleet of inland towing vessels that would service the Gulf Coast transportation market, which he named Harvey Canal Towing Co.