Gulf Coast Fabrication, Pearlington MS

(later Halter Marine Port Bienville)

Most recent update: August 26, 2014.


Gulf Coast Fabrication was a builder of large barges, originally located in Pass Christian MS, but later relocated to the Port Bienville Industrial Park, in Pearlington MS.  It was bought by Trinity Marine in 1994 and spun off as part of Halter Marine Group in 1996.  In July 2002, it was one of the six remaining Halter shipyards that were acquired by Singapore Technologies from the estate of Friede Goldman Halter, but was resold in 2004 to Coastal Mining & Marine.  The yard has since been razed: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Names Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition

Built in Pass Christian

101 641627 Gulf Coast 1801 GILC LP Deck Barge 854 1981 Now U-781
102 642853 Gulf Coast 1802 GILC LP Deck Barge 854 1981 Now U-782
103 643879 Gulf Coast 1803 GILC LP Deck Barge 854 1981 Now U-783
105 648279 LB Pipeliner 5 Norman Offshore Pipelines Pipelay Barge 1,114 1982 Active
112 651410 Gulf Coast Pro McDonough Marine Deck Barge 1,488 1982 Active
116 654014 Gulf Star   Deck Barge 404 1982 Now U-142
117 653480 Flyin' Wedge I Halter Marine Deck Barge 211 1982 Active
124 657704 Vintage 884 Vintage Petroleum Tank Barge 211 1983 Now Exxon 884
132 671621 Alaska Enterprise Northland Vessel Leasing Container Barge 3,731 1984 Now Bristol Bay Trader
140 674881 TS & G 230 Hanson Marine Finance Barge 1,771 1984 Active
144 689966 Titan   Barge 1,585 Jan-85 Later Vermilion, Gulf Island VIII, now Superior Valor
146 685131 Weeks 256 Weeks Marine Tank Barge 4,267 1986 Active
150 694042 Bob Hill Traylor Bros. Deck Barge 950 1986 Active
154 699977 Weeks 702 Weeks Marine Tank Barge 9,514 1986 Now DBL 134
170 931879 Weeks 257 Weeks Marine Tank Barge 4,267 1988 Active
172   Tesoro Energizer Tesoro Petroleum Tank Barge   1988  
      Scott Paper Pulp Barge   1989  
      Scott Paper Pulp Barge   1989  
      Scott Paper Pulp Barge   1989  
197 706627 Martha Bahamas Refining Tank Barge 1,576 Nov-89 Active

Built in Pearlington

200 965439 Alafia Cargill Tank Barge 10,356 Dec-90 Active
224 977386 Sea-Barge Trader Sea-Barge Inc. Container Barge 4,271 Feb-92 Now Columbia Newark
230 985204 G. L. 106 Great Lakes Dredge Barge 114 1991 Active
243 992086 Columbia Miami Columbia Coastal Tpt Container Barge 2,349 Apr-93 Now CBC Miami
246 994740 Harry A. Merlo Ketchikan Pulp Co. Tank Barge 4,733 Dec-93 Now EMS 5001
247 995650 Gold Coast Casino The President Riverboat Passenger 21,404 1993 Now President Casino Broadwater
249 998119 Treasure Bay Biloxi Treasure Bay, Inc. Passenger 2,772 1994 Active
253 1020768 Tongass Provider Alaska Marine Lines Deck Barge 3,537 May-94 Active
255 1023166 Biloxi Belle Riverboat Corp. of Miss. Passenger 5,191 1994 Active
256 1029587 Diamond Lakes I BL Development Passenger 3,729 1994 Active
257 1029588 Diamond Lakes II BL Development Passenger 3,729 1994 Active
258 1029589 Diamond Lakes III BL Development Passenger 3,729 1994 Active
260 1023468 Columbia Savannah Columbia Coastal Tpt Container Barge 2,395 Sep-94 Now CBC Savannah
261 1061968 King of the Red Horseshoe Entertainment Passenger 3,833 1997 Active
262 1023175 Boomtown BTN Inc. Passenger 27,843 1994 Active
262 1020767 Taku Provider Alaska Marine Lines Deck Barge 3,537 Jan-95 Active
263 1023470 Columbia Charleston Columbia Coastal Tpt Container Barge 2,395 4-Feb-95 Active
267 1055451 Yucatan Penn ATB, Inc. Tank Barge 12,157 9-Mar-98 Active
270 1029827 Marmac 15 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 2,029 31-May-95 Active
271 1029828 Marmac 16 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 2,029 26-Jul-95 Active
272 1050267 Marmac 17 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 2,029 20-Sep-95 Active
273 1057219 Marmac 18 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 2,029 20-Jan-96 Active
274 1038792 TMI 17 Transerve Marine Inc. Tank Barge 6,840 10-May-96 Active
275 na APL 61 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge   17-Oct-97 Active
276 na APL 62 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge   29-Nov-97 Active
277 1049400 Columbia Baltimore Columbia Coastal Tpt Container Barge 4,271 15-Jan-97 Active
278 na Gold Nugget Casino W.G. Yates & Sons Deck Barge   27-Mar-97 Active
279 na Gold Nugget Casino W.G. Yates & Sons Deck Barge   27-Mar-97 Active
280 1048138 Beau Rivage-A Beau Rivage Resorts Passenger 53,850 27-Mar-97 Active
281 na Gold Nugget Casino W.G. Yates & Sons Deck Barge   27-Mar-97 Active
282 na Gold Nugget Casino W.G. Yates & Sons Deck Barge   27-Mar-97 Active
283   Marmac 17 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 1,943 1-May-97 Active
284 na   Westinghouse Electric Power Barge     Active
285 na   Westinghouse Electric Power Barge     Active
286 1051357 Borinquen Weeks Marine, Inc. Dredge 468 7-Mar-97 Active
287 1059124 Chicago Bridge Coastal Ship, Inc. Container Barge 5,860 31-Oct-97 Active
288 1059125 Charlotte Bridge Coastal Ship, Inc. Container Barge 5,860 10-Jan-98 Active
289 1055209 CBC 1267 Canal Barge Company Deck Barge 1,900 31-Dec-97 Active
290 1055210 CBC 1268 Canal Barge Company Deck Barge 1,900 31-Dec-97 Active
291 1063184 Marmac 300 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 1,834 1-May-98 Active
292 1057219 Marmac 18 McDonough Marine Deck Barge 1,943 31-Mar-98 Active
293 1064767 B. No. 215 Bouchard Tptn Tank Barge 8,721 18-Aug-98 Active
294 1067457 Atlanta Bridge Coastal Ship, Inc. Container Barge 5,860 15-Jun-98 Active
295 1067458 Memphis Bridge Coastal Ship, Inc. Container Barge 5,860 15-Sep-98 Active
296 1067459 Brooklyn Bridge Coastal Ship, Inc. Container Barge 5,860 15-Sep-98 Active
297 na   Transocean Offshore, Inc. Drilling Platform   31-Jan-98 Subcontract work
298 na Pegasus N.A.S.A. Special-Purpose Barge 1,648 10-Dec-98 Active
299 1087420 B. No. 220 Bouchard Tptn Tank Barge 8,225 1-Jul-99 Active
300 1102126 Domino Sugar Express Marine Sugar Barge 5,558 Aug-00 Now DBL 78
301 1091839 Great Lakes Trader Van Enkevort Towing Dry Bulk Barge 15,823 Jun-00 Active
302 na Colombia IV Drummond Co. Crane Barge 1,992 Oct-00 Active (Colombia)
303 na   Harrah's Entertainment Casino Barge   2001 Active
304 na   Harrah's Entertainment Casino Barge   2001 Active
306 na Global Explorer Global Explorer Corp. Cable Ship   2002 Subcontract work
307 1123079 550-1 Vessel Mgmt Services Tank Barge 11,129 15-May-02 Active
308 na   Bouchard Tptn Tank Barge     Cancelled
309 1123080 550-2 Vessel Mgmt Services Tank Barge 11,129 28-Jun-02 Active