Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Offshore Liftboats Now a Certified Women's Owned Business


Date: August 29, 2016


Cut Off, LA 70345 – August 29, 2016– Offshore Liftboats, LLC a business specializing in, liftboat operations, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WBEC South is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

 By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

To learn more about Offshore Liftboats, LLC, please visit www.offshoreliftboats.com

Lauren Melancon, CFO and Vanessa Melancon Pierce, CEO
Offshore Liftboats is a woman owned offshore services provider of self-propelled, self-elevating, deck barges (Liftboats or Jackups), working in the Gulf of Mexico. Their liftboats range in size (leg length) from class 175's to class 230's, and provide living quarters, hydraulic cranes, and stable platforms to offshore oil and gas production platforms. The companies experience is second to none. Offshore Liftboats has been providing services in the Gulf of Mexico for more than 30 years.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Saints and Offshore Liftboats Host Junior Training Camp

Saints and Offshore Liftboats Host Junior Training Camp

By: NewOrleansSaints.com                   

Camp focuses on teaching fun football fundamentals and important life skills

The New Orleans Saints and Offshore Liftboats hosted a Saints Junior Training Camp for children between the ages of 6-12 on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the South Lafourche Bantam Football Field in Larose, La.

The Saints Junior Training Camp experiences are held across the Gulf South region throughout the year and focus on positive educational messaging, the importance of goal-setting and teamwork, making proper choices and, of course, teaching fun football fundamentals while also emphasizing the importance of proper hydration.
Upon the conclusion of a group discussion addressing life skills, participants were divided into small groups for non-contact drills designed to all ages and experience levels.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Business in Focus Article

4/20/15 - Press Release:

Offshore Liftboats has been featured in the April issue of Business in Focus Magazine on page 192.

To read the article Click Here --> OLB Article

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Markel Visit to LB Janie

Pictured Above from Left to Right: Daniel McCarthy,  Jim Taylor, Chris Fenn
3-4-15 Press Release: 

Representatives from Markel International, one of Offshore Liftboats insurance carriers, made a trip down to Cut Off, LA to visit our corporate office.  Markel was able to meet the staff at Offshore Liftboats and see them carry out their duties.

After meeting with the office staff Offshore Liftboats took Markel to the L/B Janie which was located in Leeville, LA.  Markel was able to see first hand what they insure, meet the crew members, and ask operational questions.

Offshore Liftboats would like to thank Dan, Chris, and Jim for taking the time to meet and travel to the L/B Janie for a tour. Offshore Liftboats would also like to thank the crew aboard the L/B Janie for demonstrating their extensive knowledge of the vessel and operations.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Offshore Liftboats in Shipping and Marine Magazine

Vanessa and Lauren at the L/B Lauren Frances

As Offshore Liftboats founders Mike and Annie Melancon step down, daughters Vanessa Melancon Pierce and Lauren Melancon Cheramie take on the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer respectively.

The two sisters will continue the growth of OffshoreLiftboats, with the aid of their veteran management team including Chief Operating Officer Gary Callais and Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Craig Pierce.

Click here to read Vanessa and Lauren’s interview regarding the new ownership on pages 46 thru 49 of Shipping and Marine Magazine issue 117.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

London Visit to L/B Lauren Frances

Pictured: Mark Edmondson with CHUBB and Tony Cuthbertson with Price Forbes standing aboard class 230’ L/B Lauren Frances.

Offshore Liftboats is wishing safe travels to our friends TC and Mark, as they head back across the pond today on their return trip home to London. While visiting Louisiana on business yesterday, Tony Cuthbertson with Price Forbes and Mark Edmondson with CHUBB, got to board L/B Lauren Frances, as Captain Erik Raffield and Port Captain Zack Danos fired up the port side engines for the very first time.

The L/B Lauren Frances is being constructed by Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana.  We are excepting to take delivery of our new class 230’ in the first week of March 2015.   

At Offshore Liftboats "Our Commitment to YOU is: SAFETY and SERVICE FIRST!"
For more information about Offshore Liftboats please go to www.OffshoreLiftboats.com

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

New 230' Class - L/B Lauren Frances

Offshore Liftboats is proud to announce that construction has begun on our first Class 230’ vessel.  The L/B Lauren Frances is being built at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana.  The vessel will be equipped with a 250 Ton Primary Crane and 5000 square feet of deck space.  Delivery is expected in the first quarter of 2015.

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