(North Bank Towing, ODYSSEA MARINE)
Odyssea Marine, Incorporated was organized in 1998 to meet the marine transportation needs of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1998, Odyssea Marine acquired North Bank Towing Corporation of and in conjunction with other acquisitions offered tugs and towing vessels. At the time it was acquired, North Bank Towing Corporation had been serving the offshore oil and gas industry for over 25 years. Further, the company had worked vessels not only in Mexico, but on the United States East coast, South America, Africa, and maintained a continuous presence in Mexico, working since the late 1970's as the company does currently.
In 2005, Odyssea expanded its fleet by purchasing two 3,000 horsepower class tugs, the Caribbean Lady and the Miss Goldie.
In January 2006, the company expanded its marine transportation services offerings with the acquisition of six supply vessels from Lytal Enterprises, Incorporated. The six vessels range in length from 135(ft) to 165(ft). With the addition of the Lytal fleet, Odyssea was organized into two operating divisions. The North Bank Towing Division based in Berwick, Louisiana with operational responsibility for tugs, towing supply, and dive and construction support vessels. And, the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Division based in Larose, Louisiana. With operational responsibility for the offshore supply vessels.
Odyssea further expanded the capabilities of its Offshore Supply Vessel Division in September 2006 with the acquisition of AMT Marine Incorporated. The AMT fleet added five DP-1 supply vessels ranging in length from 150(ft) to 200(ft). From 2008 through 2014, Odyssea continued to add to the OSV fleet with various acquisitions of OSVs ranging from 165(ft) DP-1 to 265(ft) DP-2 vessels. The company's current OSV Fleet consists entirely of DP-2 and DP-1 vessels. With vessels ranging in size from 265(ft) down to 165(ft) with drilling mud, bulk product, and deck cargo capabilities.
In 2014, Odyssea sold its Towing Vessel Division to concentrate fully on the OSV segment of the industry.