AUGUST 30, 2012 — TY Offshore says its New Orleans, Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi. shipyards and all employees are "doing fine" following the landfall of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac.
The New Orleans yard was hit by a Category 1 hurricane while the Gulfport yard was hit by a tropical storm with 9 ft of storm surge.
There was no damage to the Gulfport yard or to any of the vessels under construction. The yard will return to work tomorrow, August 31.
The New Orleans yard did take a direct hit but the recently completed floodgates protecting the city of New Orleans did their job protecting the city. Despite a storm surge of 11 ft, the shipyard is located inside of the new levee protection system and had about 18 inches of water come over the bulkheads, which is not a problem for the shipyard.
The only damage to the New Orleans shipyard was to some roof panels of the covered wetslip which was not occupied.
The New Orleans yard will reopen on Monday, September 3, 2012.