I have been asked by a congressional staffer to compile a list of all the foreign vessels with foreign crews working in the GoM. I already have a fairly good list but know that it is incomplete because many of these vessels do not call in Fourchon and some do move in or out of the GoM without anyway of knowing who is here at any date.
What I am hoping is that all the US citizen mariners working offshore who are distressed at this incursion of foreigners into a place which is supposed to be reserved for Americans to help with getting a comprehensive and accurate list compiled.
At present I count:[ol]
[li]Ocean Intervention III[/li][li]Olympic Intervention IV[/li][li]Olympic Challenger[/li][li]REM Commander[/li][li]Siem Swordfish[/li][li]Kingfisher[/li][li]Nor Tigerfish[/li][li]Gulmar Falcon[/li][li]Gulmar Condor[/li][li]Kestrel[/li][li]Uncle John[/li][li]Mystic Viking[/li][li]Balder[/li][li]Thialf[/li][li]Concordia[/li][li]CSO Deep Blue[/li][li]Normand Clipper[/li][li]Epic Diver[/li][li]BOA Sub C[/li][li]BOA Deep C[/li][li]Northern Resolution[/li][li]Caballo Buffala[/li][/ol]Coming soon will be the
- Haliva Phoenix
- Viking Poseidon
If anyone knows of others in the GoM operating with foreign personnel or if any of the above have left, please post that here so we can get the word to the people who can tell the USCG to start enforcing the existing regulations to keep the Gulf of Mexico American with good paying jobs for American mariners supporting American families, paying American taxes and spending money in the USA!
Time to fight back against this tidal wave before it completely overwhelms us!