International is a traditional family owned
American towing company, or alt least they used
to be until the majority shareholding was
acquired by a New York private equity firm.
Never-the-less today most of the senior
positions are held by members of the Guidry
family, descendants of Captain Numa J Guidry who
started up the company in 1955.
Until recently the
company restricted its operations to traditional
towing activities. However in 2003 they ventured into the field of offshore vessels, and
hence the reason for its inclusion here. Their
eight towing vessels are traditional Gulf of
Mexico tugs and so they are not included.
At the 2013 review
one large PSV had been added to the fleet, but
there is the probability that three further
vessels have just entered service or are about
to enter service. They have also taken over some
ship on the stocks from Trinity Marine.
In September 2013
Harvey Gulf purchased Abdon Callais and appear
to have renamed most of the ships and added them
to their fleet.