Tidewater (marine services)

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Tidewater, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSETDW
Industry Petroleum
Founded 1955
Founders Laborde Family
Headquarters New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jeff Platt
(Chairman & CEO)

Revenue Increase US$ 1.39 billion (2008)
Net income Increase $ 406.9 million (2008)
Total assets Increase $ 3.07 billion (2008)
Total equity Increase $ 2.24 billion (2008)
Employees 8,500 - Dec 2008
Website tdw.com
Garza Tide, one of company vessels

Tidewater, Inc. is a publicly traded international petroleum service company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.. It operates a fleet of boats providing vessels and marine services to the offshore petroleum industry.

Tidewater owns 350 vessels, the world’s largest fleet of vessels serving the global offshore energy industry.

Tidewater created the “work boat” industry with its 1956 launch of the Ebb Tide, the world’s first offshore vessel tailor-made to support the offshore oil and gas industry. Today, with a fleet of more than 350 vessels, Tidewater is the oldest, largest and most experienced provider of the marine support services for this vital industry.

Tidewater has a global footprint, with over 90% of its fleet working internationally in more than 60 countries. Around the world, Tidewater transports crews and supplies, tow and anchor mobile rigs, assists in offshore construction projects and perform a variety of specialized marine support services.

Jeff Platt is the company's chairman and CEO. The company was founded in 1955 by a group of investors led by the Laborde family.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.tdw.com/ (accessed Dec. 22, 2009)

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