Horizon Maritime welcomes new multifunctional offshore support vessel to their fleet

St. John’s, NL – August 10, 2018 – In association with Tidewater Marine, Horizon Maritime welcomed a new multifunctional offshore support vessel to its Canadian fleet, increasing its ability to provide an expanded range of modern and efficient marine services to our customers.

The Tidewater Enabler is capable of supporting a variety of specialized marine applications and is designed for efficient and safe operations in harsh weather conditions. The vessel features a 100 tonne/2,000 meter subsea crane, can house two working class ROVs, has a large deck space of more than 900 square meters, and provides the largest offshore accommodation capacity available in the market. It’s a versatile and complementary addition to Horizon Maritime’s growing fleet of marine support and supply vessels.

As momentum in the offshore sector continues to grow, this represents the latest in a series of successful ventures between Horizon Maritime and Tidewater Marine. Currently, the two companies are working together in Atlantic Canada operating two vessels; the Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide. Horizon Maritime and Tidewater Marine also supported Shell Canada’s Shelburne Basin Deep-Water Exploration Project, importing and operating the Breaux Tide and Jones Tide in 2015 & 2016.

Now as a fully Canadian vessel, the Enabler will be operated by Canadians, bringing together local marine expertise and state-of-the-art equipment from the world’s largest offshore vessel company.


“Our greatest assets are our people and our customers. We are committed to bringing them together with the best equipment available to ensure efficient operations in the safest way possible.”

Steve Widmeyer, Executive Vice-President, Horizon Maritime


Horizon Maritime is a Canadian company with deep experience in harsh environment marine and offshore operations. With locations across Canada and operations abroad, Horizon Maritime helps to solve the unique challenges of Canadian waters and the global ocean community. Built on a foundation of exceptional people and modern equipment, Horizon Maritime brings innovative solutions and provides industry leading marine services to our customers.


Tidewater Marine owns and operates one of the largest fleets of offshore support vessels in the world, with over 60 years supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide. Tidewater has a global footprint, with over 90 per cent of its fleet working internationally in more than 60 countries. With a successful close of the recently announced combination with Gulfmark in the fourth quarter of 2018, Tidewater becomes the largest offshore support vessel operator in the world.