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Sun Contractors, Harvey LA

Most recent update: August 16, 2014.


Sun Contractors was a liftboat specialist which did not survive the downturn of the early 1980s.  The yard was located at 2051 Destrehan Avenue, on the west side of the Harvey Canal.  If anyone can provide any useful information about its ownership and activities, or add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner

Vessel Type

Leg (Ft.) GT Built Disposition
  536780 Sunray J R Rosson  Passenger  na 78 1971 NLD
  543043 Sealift #2   Liftboat 105 99 1972 Later Dive Island, D J Mitchell, Superior Knowledge, now Palometa
PB1 545775 Elmer Stone Ellis Processing Towboat na 87 1973 Later Bo Huffman, James Robeson , now David Stone
5 548383 Lauren Offshore Liftboats Liftboat 105 97 1973 Now Kristin Faye
TB1 549243 Papa George Volcano Bay Inc Fishing Vessel na 107 1973 Active
  550867 Proud Mary Nguyen NV Fishing Vessel na 103 1973 Now Enterprise I
TB3 552640 Queen Jean Owen O. Bodden Fishing Vessel na 105 1973 Now Lady America
  554064 Mallard Rig 33 Mallard Drilling Liftboat   198 1973 Later Liftboat #43, Parker Drilling 43-J, now Jim Gibson
8 556463 Power III Power Energy Liftboat 105 95 1974 Later AEC Energy III, R P Weeks, Superior Confidence, now Corina
12 560170 B. W. Haley Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 125 98 1974 Active
    Paul McCollom   Supply Boat na 200 1975 Now Miss Karen
19 568331 F. A. Smith Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 75 75 1975 Now Global Lift 3
23 570827 Jim Bostock   Liftboat 105 94 1976 Later Big Foot I, Ram IX, now Maggy Kay
25 576299 Southern Cross Six   Liftboat 120 97 1976 Later Southern Cross Six, T D Saunier, Superior Strategy, now Tilapia
26 578065 Amelia Mary Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 78 99 1976 Later Peggy Prophet, now Capt. Ray
28 573973 R. E. Johnson   Liftboat 105 94 1976 Later Suiperior Inspiration, now Remora
  577360     Fishing Vessel na 84 1976 Now Jessica & Susan
    Dub Jones   Supply Boat na 200 1976 Now Aqua Jack 1
  581477 Northern Explorer Michael W Sine Fishing Vessel na 84 1977 Now Progress Maker
33 586514 BAM I Offshore Liftboats Liftboat 120 96 1977 Now Maggie
  587423 L. M. Romero   Liftboat 105 99 1977 Later Superior Mission, now Wolffish
36 589280 M & M 101 M & M Wireline & Offshore Liftboat 75 40 1977 Active
  589574 Mitch Zampicos   Supply Boat na 137 1978 Now Zumax I
41A 593137 Wayne Dickeson Global Industries Liftboat 105 98 1978 Now Carp
41B 596733 Harold B. Watson Global Industries Liftboat 120 98 1978 Now Gar
42 596380 Armance Barrilleaux Global Industries Liftboat 105 94 1978 Now Cobia
43 596734 Stan Linquist Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 75 40 1978 Now Atlantis
44 600431 PMS V   Liftboat 105 99 1978 Later LabLift I, now Jackfish
45 596735 Troy Williams Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 75 69 1978 Active
47 603826 Bill Everett Global Industries Liftboat 105 93 1979 Now Barracuda
48 598933 Bob McAmis Global Industries Liftboat 140 99 1978 Now Starfish
    Leon Grigsby Halliburton West Africa Supply Boat na 194 1978 Active
51 603827 Wayne Sommer Global Industries Liftboat 125 92 1979 Now Global Lift 2
52 603825 Harold Bradshaw Global Industries Liftboat 120 99 1979 Now Stingray
53 607271 Walter Reetz Global Industries Liftboat 105 97 1979 Now Marlin
54 614603 Ernie Pearson Global Industries Liftboat 105 97 1979 Now Tarpon
55 600343 E. J. Henry Global Industries Liftboat 105 97 1978 Now Sea Trout
    Charlie Cobb Global Industries Liftboat 120 210 1979 Active
    Durwood Speed Global Industries Liftboat 120 210 1979 Active
58 609642 Roy Powell Global Industries Liftboat 120 97 1979 Now Grouper
59 617799 Enterprise Lloyd Songe Marine Inc Liftboat 125 99 1980 Active
60 956935 Ben Tolbert Global Industries Liftboat 205 417 1981 Now Amberjack
61 609641 Cecil Harris Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 125 92 1979 Now Apollo 14
62 609640 Alton Rush Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 125 92 1979 Now Global Lift 7
63 611218 Challenger Lloyd Songe Marine Inc Liftboat 125 99 1979 Active
64 614063 Frank Puckett Global Industries Liftboat 105 97 1979 Now Herring
65 623965 Jim Sandlin Global Industries Liftboat 105 97 1980 Now Dolphin
    Glenn K. Craig Global Industries Liftboat 120 210 1980 Now Tigerfish
69 617996 Clifton E Foster Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 75 86 1980 Active
    Zoal Albrecht Global Industries Liftboat 120 213 1981 Active
72 639744 Jim George Global Industries Liftboat 150 194 1981 Now Manta Ray
73 623963 Charles E. Masters Global Industries Liftboat 75 49 1980 Now Global Lift 4
74 623966 Wayne M. Glen Global Industries Liftboat 75 49 1980 Now Endeavor
79 630584 John W. Gilbert Halliburton Energy Services Liftboat 125 90 1980 Active
    James T. Choate Global Industries Liftboat 120 210 1982 Active
84 665991 Dennis Doyle Global Industries Liftboat 150 407 1983 Now Black Marlin
85 659365 Les Waters Global Industries Liftboat 150 186 1983 Now Seabass