GulfMark owns, operates and manages a modern fleet of offshore support vessels that include: Platform Supply, Anchor Handling Towing Supply, Fast Supply/Crewboats and Specialty Vessels.
Our primary business is marine transportation services in support of the upstream oil and gas industry. Since entering the market in 1990, we have steadily evolved into a global, growth-oriented marine services provider known for our technologically advanced fleet and quality operations. We have earned a reputation for consistent performance, safe operations and a dedication to exceptional service.
With a commitment to meeting the needs of our clients in the ever-changing offshore environment, we have grown rapidly through the continuous expansion and modernization of our fleet. Newly constructed vessels added since 2005 represent more than a quarter of our fleet. We continue to add a diverse mix of highly capable vessels while selling older, non-strategic assets, in order to achieve our goal to remain one of the youngest global fleets in the industry.
Starting with a strong position in the North Sea, where we are the largest operator of Platform Supply Vessels, we have built a balanced global footprint in major energy-producing regions. We now operate significant fleets in the high-growth markets of Southeast Asia and in the Americas, including the high-potential deepwater basins offshore Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 1, 2012, our fleet includes 85 offshore vessels in various markets throughout the world.