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Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre AL

(formerly Owen-Short Marine)

Most recent update: April 25, 2014.


Owen-Short Marine folded in 1997 while building five buoy-tending boats for the Coast Guard, but was revived by Travis Short as Horizon Shipbuilding in 1999. It folded again in 2002 but emerged in 2003.  Visit them at www.horizonshipbuilding.com.  In 2013 they bought the old Offshore Trawlers yard across the bayou and are developing it for aluminum boatbuilding and government contracts.  See the original yard (now known as the East Yard) from the air on Google here: and the new yard (now known as the West Yard) here.  If anyone can help flesh out this table, please contact me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Owen-Short Marine
116 na CG 643501  U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tending Boat 130d 64 1996 Active
117 na CG 643502  U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tending Boat 130d 64 1996 Active
118 na CG 643503  U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tending Boat 130d 64 1997 Active
119 1089344 CG 643504  U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tending Boat 72 64 1998 Cancelled, completed as Damit Janet II, now Barefoot Princess
120 na CG 643505  U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tending Boat   64   Cancelled
Other Early Contracts - Dates and Details Uncertain
  na   U.S. Navy Utility Barges   22   2 barges
  na   U.S. Navy Utility Barge   18    
  na   U.S. Navy Oil Boom Work Boats   33   2 boats
  na   U.S. Navy Dive Boat   33    
  na   U.S. Navy Patrol Boats (PBR)   33   6 boats
  na   Corps of Engineers Dam Gates   52   12 dam gates
      Atlantis Subs Sub Tender   46    
Built by Horizon Shipbuilding
  na   U.S. Navy Surface Towed Target     2000 55  boats
35 na Belle Amie Charter Connection Dinner Cruise Boat   135 2000 Completed by Bollinger Larose
41 Nigeria Neya II SLOK Nigeria Crewboat 345 155 2002 Active
42 Nigeria Zenna III SLOK Nigeria Crewboat 345 155 2002 Active
43 Nigeria Ibom SLOK Nigeria Mooring Vessel 1,560 200 2002 Active
44 1106302 Belle Watling Dixie Towing Tug  146 72 2001 Now Signet Volunteer
45 na Tanner Corps of Engineers Survey Boat   48 2001 Active
  na   U.S. Navy Paint Float     2003 4 boats
  na   U.S. Navy Trimaran Towed Target   14 2003 85 boats
  na   Port of Umm Qasr Pilot Boat   74 2005 Active
  na   U.S. Navy Mini-ATC   36 2007 4 boats
93 1197735 Matthew Nicole Fore Trucking Pushboat 38 40 2006 Active
  na 4 boats Washington Group Deck Barge   120 2007 4 boats
  na   Washington Group Ringer Barge   200 2008 Active
  na   C. & G. Boat Works Bunker Boat (Hull only) 94 88 2008 C&G hull 102
  na   C. & G. Boat Works Bunker Boat (Hull only) 94 88 2008 C&G hull 103
101 Nigeria Chinyelugo Fymak Marine Crewboat 489 175 24-Sep-08 Active
102 Nigeria Ugodie Fymak Marine Crewboat 489 175 6-Mar-09 Active
103 Mexico Isla San Gabriel  Grupo TMM Crewboat 482 180 8-Aug-09 Active
104 Mexico Isla San Luis Grupo TMM Crewboat 482 180 13-Oct-09 Active
105 1217952 John Grimsley #59 Florida Marine Towboat 585 140 10-Oct-09 Active
106 1224024 Dennis J. Pasentine Florida Marine Towboat 585 140 19-Mar-10 Active
107 1225582 Rusty Zeller Florida Marine Towboat 585 140 19-Jul-10 Active
108 1235548 Louis Develle Florida Marine Towboat 585 140 10-Nov-11 Active
109 1237744 Big D Florida Marine Towboat 585 140 29-May-12 Active
110     Florida Marine Towboat 585 140   Building
111     Florida Marine Towboat 585 140   Building
112 1228200 FMT 100 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228201 FMT 102 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228202 FMT 104 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228203 FMT 106 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228211 FMT 108 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228212 FMT 110 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
112 1228213 FMT 112 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
 112 1228214 FMT 114 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Now TAMUG 100
112 1228206 FMT 116 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Active
 112 1228207 FMT 118 DJP Marine Oil Skimmer 31 45 2010 Now TAMUG 200
113 1225575 Capt. W. D. Nunley Florida Marine Towboat 436 120 3-Nov-10 Active
114 1229999 Capt. Kirby Dupuis Florida Marine Towboat 436 120 22-Feb-11 Active
115 1231202 Brees Florida Marine Towboat 436 120 12-Aug-11 Active
116 1238778 Dale Artigue Florida Marine Towboat 436 120 30-Oct-12 Active
117 1246833 Cynthia II Florida Marine Towboat 585 120 17-Sep-13 Active
118                
119                
120                
121 na General Irwin Corps of Engineers Towboat   58 Feb-12 Active
122                
123                
124 na George G. Grugett Corps of Engineers Towboat   114 29-Aug-13 Active
125                
126                
127 1242009 Eugenie J. Huger Canal Barge Towboat 127 74 30-Oct-12 Active
128 1242010 Susan J. Gundlach Canal Barge Towboat 127 74 7-Nov-12 Active
129     Canal Barge Towboat 127 74 2014 Building
130                
131 1247681 Brent Ice Florida Marine Towboat 442 120 28-Jan-14 Active
132                
133-152       Crewboat   42 2015 20 boats
  na   Corps of Engineers Towboat   95 2014 Building
      Florida Marine Towboat 436 80 2015 Building
      Florida Marine Towboat 436 80 2015 Option
      Florida Marine Towboat 436 80 2015 Option