Tuesday, May 22, 2012

National Maritime Day

On National Maritime Day, America honors our highly skilled mariners who sail the high seas, support those on the front lines of the war on terror, and promote commerce around the world.
Since 1775, the United States Merchant Marine has served our country, helping America become a great maritime power. During the Second World War, courageous mariners were among those who suffered greatly -- hundreds of ships were lost to enemy action, and many mariners made the ultimate sacrifice. We pay tribute to these heroes who answered the call to serve when our Nation needed them most. Today, our merchant mariners continue to protect our homeland, including by supporting our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In times of peace and war, these brave patriots help keep our Nation safe and strengthen our economy. By transporting American goods across the oceans, merchant mariners facilitate commerce and advance trade. These Americans honor the noble traditions of seafarers and enrich our country's maritime heritage.
In recognition of the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine, the Congress, by joint resolution approved on May 20, 1933, as amended, has designated May 22 of each year as "National Maritime Day," ~ George W. Bush 2008
Offshore Liftboats would like to say Thank You to all our mariners not just on National Maritime Day but everyday of the year!  Your service to this country and this industry is appreciated and does not go unnoticed.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Construction Press Release

Offshore Liftboats is proud to announce that we are building a new 200' class liftboat.  Mr. Mike Melacon, owner, has signed a contract with Marine Industrial Fabricators in New Iberia, LA for this construction.  Offshore Liftboats is expecting delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2013 and has chosen to name the vessel L/B Vanessa after Mr.Mike's oldest daughter.  The L/B Vanessa will be a sister ship to the L/B Michelle (who ironically are sisters in real life!).  This will be Offshore Liftboats 8th new build over the last 10+ years.  We are excited to be able to continue our new construction program!
The L/B Vanessa will have the following specs:
  • Open Deck area of 4,500 sq. ft. 
  • Leg Length of 200' 
  • Max Deck Height Above Mudline of 163' 
  • 125T - 100' Primary Crane 
  • 30T - 56'-100' Secondary Crane 
  • Working Water Depth of 136' 
  • Accommodations for 43 persons other than crew.

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L/B Michelle

Friday, May 18, 2012


Offshore Liftboats would like to congratulate Andrew Griffin for 3 years of service with us!  Thank you for all your hard work.
Offshore Liftboats has always had a family oriented work environment.  We believe in treating our employees like we would want to be treated and consider all our employees part of the Offshore Liftboats Family! 
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

L/B Joni working

1st blog post!

Offshore Liftboats is reaching our further into the digital world!  Currently we are are on Facebook and just started a Twitter account @Liftboats.  Go check us out!!  Offshore Liftboats is a growing liftboat company focused on Safety & Customer satisfaction.  Stay tuned we will start posting more information and pictures!