GulfMark Offshore, Inc. and subsidiary companies - "GULFMARK" - is a growth-oriented, marine services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry. With a global presence, high-spec fleet, operations expertise and the financial flexibility to pursue opportunities, we are well positioned to benefit from worldwide demand for offshore marine services. Our versatile fleet is one of the youngest and most capable in the industry. We continue to grow by building or acquiring technologically advanced vessels that are equipped to meet emerging industry demands.
We have transitioned from a focus on the North Sea to a more balanced global footprint that affords greater growth opportunities and breadth in revenue and earnings. In recent years, we have built a significant presence in Southeast Asia. Our 2008 acquisition of Rigdon Marine Corporation greatly strengthened our position in the Americas and expanded our operations into the Gulf of Mexico, one of the world’s largest oil and gas basins.
Committed to building stockholder value, we practice disciplined cost control, manage market risk through a balance of short- and long-term charters, and focus on maximizing our operating returns.