(Caribe Towing Co. Inc., Twenty Grand Offshore Inc., Luguaris Inc., Tidewater Marine)
Founded in 1955, Tidewater Marine began when a group of investors led by the Laborde family of New Orleans, Louisiana. Constructed the M/V Ebb Tide. The first offshore service vessel that was "tailor made" to support the new, and growing offshore oil and gas industry at the time.
A year later, as the vessel Ebb Tide prepared to sail to work in the Gulf of Mexico. Tidewater Marine Service Incorporated, commenced operations, lead by John P. Laborde.
In 1992, Tidewater Marine Services merged with with Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. The merger doubled the size of the company's fleet.