Gulf Island Shipyards, Houma LA

(formerly Quality Equipment and Quality Shipyards)

Most recent update: August 2, 2015.


Quality Equipment was established by Tidewater Marine in 1969 as a builder of tugs and supply boats and as a repair and maintenance facility for the Tidewater fleet.  The name was changed to Quality Shipyards in 1980.  In 2011 it dropped back to being just a repair yard, in 2013 it was sold to Leevac and in 2015 Leevac was sold to Gulf Island.  Visit the company at www.gulfisland.com.  The shipyard, which is now idle, is at 3201 Earhart Drive, on the south side of the GIWW, immediately to the west of the Prospect Boulevard bridge: see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery

Disposition

Built by Quality Equipment

101

102

528453 Gulf Star Gulf Fleet Marine Tug 102 Jun-70 Now Lucky D

103

529323 Gulf Stream Gulf Fleet Marine Tug 145 Nov-70 Later Demarco XII, Astoria, now Halle Foss

104

530147 Gulf Fleet No. 208 Gulf of Suez Pet. Co. Deck Barge 1,271 Jan-71 Active (Egypt)

105

106

531112 Luke No. 6 Luke Construction Freight Barge 178 1971 Inactive

107

108

535868 Carlie M. Coppedge Tug 196 Nov-71 Now Henry Sr.

109

537212 Mary Sue Coppedge Tug 199 Feb-72 Now Mary Catherine

110

538072 Bill Tommie West Africa Maritime OSV 184 1972 Active (Nigeria)

111

538445 Luke Construction Freight Barge 178 1972 Later RK 20, inactive

112

Comet Offshore Logistics OSV 199 1973 Scrapped 1991

113

550139 Lightning Trawler 1,025 1973 Now Arica

114

115

545463 Gulf Queen II Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 305 Jun-73 Now Ali Baba

116

552118 Gulf Pride Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 350 1973 Now Tondar 4 (Iran)

117

555055 Gulf Fleet No. 8 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 196 Mar-74 Later Gulf Fleet No. 30, Sea Level No. 11, now Cal Diver I

118

Gulf Fleet No. 9 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 186 May-74 Later Gulf Fleet No. 8, Echo (Sharjah), scrapped 1988

119

120

121

558517 Adriatic Seahorse Liberty Shipping AHTS 197 Jul-74 Later Lucky D, Oceanida (S. Africa), sunk as target 2001

122

559895 Aegean Seahorse Liberty Shipping AHTS 197 Jul-74 Scrapped 1992

123

561108 Ionian Seahorse Liberty Shipping AHTS 388 Nov-74 Now Oak River (Dominica)

124

561771 Timor Seahorse Liberty Shipping AHTS 297 Dec-74 Now Pacific Knight

125

565279 Gulf Ace II Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 166 Jun-75 Now Crosby Marlin

126

567793 Gulf Breeze Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 167 1975 Sank 1982

127

566650 Gulf Fleet No. 12 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 775 Jul-75 Later Toota, GMMOS Toota, Seabulk Toota, now Zoya (Dubai)

128

569216 Gulf Fleet No. 15 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 199 Nov-75 Later Adem 3, Valiant Falcon, Fardis 101, now Atlas (Sharjah)

129

569752 Gulf Fleet No. 14 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 1,610 Dec-75 Now Alaska Victory

130

570651 Gulf Eagle Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 192 Feb-76 Active

131

571238 Gulf Cajun Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 192 Mar-76 Active

132

572263 Margaret George Tug 189 Apr-76 Now Nakoa

133

Gulf Fleet No. 17 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 185 Jun-76 Later Venus del Golfo, Kirke I (Chile), now Noon Wednesday

134

Kiska Tug 946 Nov-76 Later Mermaid Explorer, now Brahmaputra Dolphin (India)

135

577632 Captain Dann Dann Towing Tug 99 Oct-76 Later Evening Mist, now Gizmo

136

578912 Gulf Fleet No. 18 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 848 Jan-77 Now Pacific Lion III

137

580561 Gulf Duke Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 179 Mar-77 Now Crosby Courage

138

581850 Gulf Whale Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 429 Apr-77 Later Express Explorer, now Allie B

139

Gulf Fleet No. 19 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 723 Jun-77 Now Sea Challenger I (Panama)

140

Gulf Fleet No. 20 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 671 Jul-77 Later Mariana, Souza Tide (Belize), scrapped 2014

141

586435 Gulf Fleet No. 21 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 295 Sep-77 Now MZ 106, Maritide 106, Maridive 106 (Egypt), scrapped 2012

142

587409 Sybil Freeman AHTS 1,076 Nov-76 Now Sjovind (Russia)

143

588735 Juanita Patrick Daptco Marine AHTS 644 Dec-77 Later Southern River, now Midnight River (BVI)

144

590099 Gulf Falcon Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 393 Feb-78 Now Ocean Tower

145

592063 Gulf Hawk Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 178 Apr-78 Now Colonel

146

593596 Gulf Fleet No. 29 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 771 Jun-78 Active (Angola)

147

595448 Gulf Fleet No. 31 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 771 1978 Wrecked 1985

148

597511 Aleutian Command Gulf Fleet Marine PSV 663 Sep-78 Later Seabulk Hawaii, now Seabulk Pennington (Nigeria)

149

599383 Alaskan Command Gulf Fleet Marine PSV 453 Nov-78 Now Titan

150

600517 Marie de Felice Tug 240 Dec-78 Now Stephanie Dann

151

152

603623 Gulf Fleet No. 34 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHT 286 Mar-79 Active (Mexico)

153

605725 Miss Argentina Eagle Marine PSV 645 May-79 Later Golden Lady, Ensco Monitor, Monitor Tide, scrapped 2012

154

608101 Mr. Norbert PSV 465 Jul-79 Now Don Javier (Mexico)

155

610413 Gulf Fleet No. 35 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 715 Aug-79 Grounded and CTL 1997

156

613096 Gulf Fleet No. 36 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 289 Oct-79 Later Sea Diamond IX, now Red Sea Diamond (Egypt)

157

Gulf Fleet No. 37 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 498 Dec-79 Later Tauro II (Mexico), scrapped 2011

158

Gulf Fleet No. 38 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 1,063 Feb-80 Later Satumo II, Pardee Tide, scrapped 2015

159

620080 Gulf Fleet No. 39 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 289 Apr-80 Scrapped 2010

160

Gulf Fleet No. 40 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 315 Jun-80 Inactive

161

624695 Gulf Fleet No. 41 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 289 Jul-80 Now Maridive 107 (Egypt)

162

626164 Gulf Fleet No. 42 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 711 Sep-80 Later Atlas Service, now SPSL Victoria Service (Liberia)

163

628254 Gulf Fleet No. 43 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 289 Nov-80 Inactive

164

629934 Gulf Fleet No. 44 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 711 Dec-80 Later Argo Service, Hatrick, now Comfort (Nigeria)

Built by Quality Shipyards

165

631604 Gulf Fleet No. 45 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 315 Feb-81 NLD

166

Gulf Condor Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 193 Mar-81 Now Pacific Storm

167

634832 Gulf Raven Gulf Fleet Marine AHT 193 Apr-81 Now Mystic

168

636293 Marsea Seven Marsea Marine AHTS 293 Jun-81 Later OMS Jefferson, Jefferson,  Seabulk Connecticut, Nabat (Abu Dhabi), scrapped 2015

169

638644 Marsea Eight Marsea Marine AHTS 293 Jul-81 Later Latch Tide, scrapped 2009

170

640134 Marsea Nine Marsea Marine AHTS 720 Sep-81 Later Sheridan Tide, scrapped 2009

171

641480 Marsea Ten Marsea Marine AHTS 292 Oct-81 Now Teniente Olivieri

172

643494 Gulf Fleet No. 46 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 299 Dec-81 Later Dolphin Queen, now Dolphin Princess (Dubai)

173

644755 Gulf Fleet No. 47 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 300 Feb-82 Later Vulcano (Mexico), scrapped 2009

174

645930 Gulf Fleet No. 52 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 287 Mar-82 Scrapped 2008

175

646747 Gulf Fleet No. 53 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 287 Apr-82 Now Whisky Star VI

176

648340 Gulf Fleet No. 54 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 496 Jun-82 Wrecked and scuttled 2011

177

649795 Gulf Fleet No. 55 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 496 Aug-82 Now Oracle 1 (Nigeria)

178

651794 Gulf Fleet No. 105 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. PSV 297 Sep-82 Later MZ 105, Maritide 105, now Maridive 105 (Egypt)

179

652260 Gulf Fleet No. 104 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. PSV 297 Oct-82 Later MZ 104 , Maritide 104, Maridive 104(Egypt), scrapped 2014

180

653321 Gulf Fleet No. 59 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 1,032 Dec-82 Inactive

181

654449 Gulf Fleet No. 60 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. PSV 497 Feb-83 Later Juno II, scrapped 2010

182

655594 Gulf Fleet No. 61 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 287 Mar-83 Inactive

183

656789 Gulf Fleet No. 62 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 287 Apr-83 Scrapped 2002

184

658353 Gulf Fleet No. 63 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 289 Jun-83 Now Hai Duong 06 (Vietnam)

1185

660054 Gulf Fleet No. 72 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 286 Jul-83 Active

1186

661252 Gulf Fleet No. 73 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 287 Sep-83 Scrapped 2011

1187

663218 Gulf Fleet No. 71 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 719 Nov-83 Now Gulf Wave IV (Dubai)

1188

666287 Gulf Fleet No. 74 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 719 Mar-84 Now Morgan (Nigeria)

1189

669018 Gulf Fleet No. 69 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 465 Oct-84 Now Butler Freedom (Nigeria)

1190

674564 Gulf Fleet No. 70 Gulf Fleet Eqpmt. AHTS 465 Oct-84 Scrapped 2011

1191

682579 Gulf Service Tidewater Marine AHTS 490 May-85 Scrapped 2015

1192

1193

685579 Mary Lou Towboat 514 1985 Active

1194

685578 Jenny S Towboat 514 1985 Later Amy C, now Pamela H

1195

685580 Kentucky Merchant Arrow Transportation Towboat 514 1985 Now Jane A. Mulzer

1196

685581 Tennessee Merchant Arrow Transportation Towboat 514 1985 Active

1197

Super America Ashland Oil Towboat 730 1987 Active

1198

918951 Paul G. Blazer Ashland Oil Towboat 730 1987 Active

1199

916834 Valvoline Ashland Oil Towboat 730 1987 Active

1200

945241 Cajun Man Cajun Man's Cruises Passenger 10 1989 Active

1201

1202

1203

1204

1205

1206

1207

1208

Peter Clayson Tidewater Marine OSV 521 Jun-93 Active

1209

1210

1211

1032219 Emerald Queen Puyallup Tribe Passenger 1,586 1995 Active

1212

1213?

Mr. Terrell Quality Shipyards Dry-Dock 13-Oct-97 Active

1214

1045761 Sea Drift Marquette Tptn. Towboat 155 1996 Active

1215

1049181 Corpus Christi Marquette Tptn. Towboat 155 1996 Active

1216

1052078 John Paul Eckstein Marquette Tptn. Towboat 1,053 27-Apr-97 Active

1217

1064025 Robert D. Byrd MEMCO Towboat 1,053 25-Apr-98 Now Patricia Gail

1218

1031395 305-069 Louisiana DoT Ferry 306 15-Nov-97 Inactive

1219

1072256 Chas. M. Parsonage MEMCO Towboat 1,062 14-Apr-98 Now Christopher M. Parsonage

1220

1078466 Joy Anne Keller MEMCO Towboat 1,091 1999 Now Michael G. Morris

1221

1088138 Arnold W. Mulzer Mulzer Crushed Stone Towboat 604 1-Aug-99 Active

1222

1079857 Jason Luhr Luhr Bros. Towboat 169 1999 Active

1223

1083044 Kacie Luhr Luhr Bros. Towboat 169 1999 Active

1224

1078568 Arthur Andrew Associates Leasing Freight Barge 526 1999 Later D Fogt, now JBC004

1225

1090737 Terraferre 301 Bean Excavation Split Hopper Barge 1,665 Feb-00 NLD

1226

1090738 Terraferre 302 Bean Excavation Split Hopper Barge 1,665 Feb-00 NLD

1227

1094525 Kay A. Eckstein Marquette Tptn. Towboat 1,095 Apr-00 Active

1228

1097861 Ray A. Eckstein Marquette Tptn. Towboat 1,095 Jul-00 Active

1229?

Gro Tide Tidewater Marine Crew Boat 130 Dec-00 Active (Vanuatu)

1230?

1104492 Bradley Allen Associates Leasing Freight Barge 526 2000 Later A E Kishel, now JBC005

1231

1120860 Miss Jane Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 3,183 Feb-02 Active

1232

1124746 Damon B. Bankston Tidewater Marine PSV 3,183 Jul-02 Active

1233

1133384 Paul W. Murrill Tidewater Marine PSV 3,183 Nov-02 Active

1234

1134805 Ken C. Tamblyn Tidewater Marine PSV 3,183 Mar-03 Active

1235

1137444 Broussard Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,235 May-03 Active

1236

1140537 Solar Tide II Tidewater Marine PSV 1,235 Jul-03 Active

1237

1145390 Lester Pollack Tidewater Marine PSV 1,235 Jan-04 Active
1238 1179375 Hebert Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,235 Mar-06 Active

1239

1149691 St Joseph Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Nov-03 Active

1240

1149690 Sainte Marie Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Dec-03 Active

1241

1242

1163463 Plaquemines Pride Plaquemines Parish Ferry 932 Nov-04 Active

1243

1164181 Randy Eckstein Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Nov-04 Active

1244

1164182 Father Seelos Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Dec-04 Active
1245 1166679 Argo Horizon Maritime Towboat 159 Apr-05 Now Cy

1246

1166689 Gemini Horizon Maritime Towboat 159 May-05 Now Cathy

1247

1174665 Iroquois Corps of Engineers Towboat 199 Dec-05 Active

1248

1202283 Lawson Corps of Engineers Towboat 199 31-Aug-07 Active
1249 1174266 EMS Express Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Jun-05 Active
1250 1174264 Redeemer Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 Nov-05 Active
1251 1179648 Stephen Austin Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 215 Dec-05 Now Austin Golding
1252 1181445 John Reid Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 241 Apr-06 Active
1253 1183828 Boyd Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 155 Jun-06 Active
1254 1187391 Pat Taylor Tidewater Marine PSV 1,235 23-Aug-06 Active
1255 1187573 Ave Maria Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 23-Jun-06 Active
1256 1199146 City of Ottawa Corps of Engineers Towboat 178 15-Jun-07 Active
1257 1189439 Robert G. Stone, Jr. Kirby Marine Towboat 303 24-Oct-06 Active
1258 1192583 Archie Wilson Kirby Marine Towboat 303 19-Jan-07 Active
1259 1195775 Henry J. Soudelier, III Kirby Marine Towboat 303 4-Apr-07 Active
1260 1195776 Carole L. Brent Kirby Marine Towboat 303 30-May-07 Active
1261 1199294 James H. Hunter Hunter Marine Towboat 155 20-Sep-07 Active
1262 1192584 Saviour Eckstein Marine Towboat 155 26-Mar-07 Active
1263 1199250 Nathan Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 155 17-Jul-07 Active
1264 1202865 Barthel Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,313 19-Oct-07 Active
1265 1207050 Dalfrey Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,313 10-Jan-08 Active
1266 1206682 AEP Mariner AEP River Operations Towboat 774 1-Feb-08 Active
1267 1209481 Chuck Zebula AEP River Operations Towboat 910 29-May-08 Active
1268 1214534 Buckeye State AEP River Operations Towboat 774 29-Oct-08 Active
1269 1217050 Mountain State AEP River Operations Towboat 774 12-May-09 Active
1270 1219248 Hoosier State AEP River Operations Towboat 774 2-Nov-09 Active
1271 1223124 Terrel Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,313 14-Dec-09 Active
1272 1224996 Leboeuf Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,313 31-Mar-10 Active
1273 1235173 Cindy Brown Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,313 2-Nov-11 Active