Edison Chouest are
a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico. They
started from small beginnings in the 1960s and
by the middle of the 1980s operated about 10
small supply vessels. However by the end of the
1990s the company had expended and were showing
signs of becoming the force they are today. The
earlier ships were disposed of and a building
programme started mainly at North American
Shipbuilding Inc at Larose who turned out large
numbers of platform ships and anchor-handlers.
(Extract from "The History of the Supply Ship")
maintain a degree of secrecy, only releasing
full details of their ships to their clients. As
a result we can only publish limited
information. Many of the ships identified here
are actually operating in South American waters,
but we have not chosen to divide the fleet.
There is little enough information available to
Where ship details
are included they may be a guess, since ECO
do not release any information.
Updated as best we
can before total boredom set in: Feb 21st 2011.
Once more with
limited information but enthusiastic
photographers we have increased the number of
ships featured here, not all with photos and not
all with details. Somehow the fleet list
disappeared of the site, but I am rebuilding it.
The changes to the fleet since the last update
which have undoubtedly taken place can not
easily be identified, so the existing fleet is
maintained, and hopefully as information becomes
available, or photographs sent we can continue
to reveal the ECO secrets.
At the time of the
second 2014 review in December furtheer ECO
ships have been identified, but what is
presented here is still probably quite a
moderate proportion of the fleet. The details
and or photos of the following vessels are
16 AHTS, 9 Well
Stimulation and others, 66 PSVs.