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TAI Designed 6300 DWT Technology EnviroMax™ 310 OSV Launched by
Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC

Contact: Niki Mouton
Technology Associates, Inc.
Tel: (504) 282-6166
Fax: (504) 280-3311

Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) of New Orleans, La., announced that another derivative of a vessel built from TAI’s EnviroMax TM designs was launched this week.

Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, LLC has launched a 6,300 DWT Technology EnviroMax TM 310 OSV from its Lockport, La. shipyard on April 28. The owner of this vessel is a major oil and gas support vessel company. The EnviroMax 310 vessel is U.S. flagged and will serve worldwide markets. The vessel is being built to the latest ABS rules and has AMS, ACCU, SOLAS, Offshore Support Vessel (SUPPLY-HNLS, FFV-1) HDC HLC (2.7, LM TANKS), MLC-ACCOM, UWILD, ENVIRO, GREEN PASSPORT notations and certified for USCG Subchapter I & L . This is a continuation of the successful Technology EnviroMax TM series. Technology EnviroMax OSVs have also been built for Gulfmark Offshore, who operates the Regulus and Polaris (EnviroMax 275), Gulf Offshore Logistics who had Taylor James (EnviroMax 300) built by Thoma-Sea, and the Fugro Americas, a version built for Fugro as a Multipurpose Offshore Research Vessel also recently delivered by Thoma-Sea. Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC is now operating the Harvey Condor and Harvey Hawk, both which are EnviroMax TM 300 OSVs.

Captain Paul D. Hawkins who operates one of the Technology EnviroMax 275s stated; “We can standby on one generator, and travel on one of the four generators saving them (our client) a lot on fuel. Overall the vessel is doing an outstanding job, and the Captain and crew are pleased."

All of the above designs are technologically advanced, fuel efficient, resistance space and deadweight optimized, dynamically positioned, high speed Diesel Electric vessels, and are derivatives of TAI’s EnviroMax TM series of designs, which have been licensed by TAI to Thoma-Sea. The EnviroMax TM

designs offer maximum cargo carriage and minimized fuel consumption capabilities. One of the fundamentals of the EnviroMax series design concept is that when the market gets competitive, vessels which can offer more value to the oil operators, such as higher speeds, higher payloads and lower fuel consumption, for the same price, will be preferred for charter. The other fundamental is that they are designed to be flexible and can be adapted for use in alternate markets.

About TAI

Incorporated in 1993, Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) is a leading provider of Maritime Solutions. With its main office is New Orleans, LA, TAI also has a branch office in Fairfax, VA and owns TAI Engineers, India Pvt. Ltd in Vizag, India. TAI's principals have served well over a hundred commercial and governmental clients in the US and around the globe.

About Thoma-Sea

For over 20 years, the Thoma-Sea family of companies have been constructing quality vessels for the commercial marine sector. In 2010 Thoma-Sea merged the Lockport and Houma facilities under one entity, and Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, L.L.C. was born. Utilizing the combined resources of multiple locations, Thoma-Sea is able to compete favorably, and offer exceptional value for their customers in the marine industry.