May 1st 2017- Diamond Services is proud to announce the successful completion of a platform decommissioning in East Cameron 219 for Eni US Operations. The derrick barge Diamond 85 was utilized in conjunction with Diamond's Fast Support Vessels and various assets from esteemed partners. A total weight of 450 tons of steel was decommissioned. In alignment with Diamond's "Goal Zero," this project was completed incident free and with no adverse impact to the environment. Diamond Services wished to thank all subcontractors who participated in East Cameron 219 for their excellent performance, and hopes to continue to support successful decommissioning operations in the near future.
Excerpt from article by marine photographer and writer, Alan Haig-Brown
"The people at Diamond Services Corporation, based in Morgan City Louisiana, like powerful boats and they like to test the limits with new technology. They are also prepared to shop around for engines and propulsion systems."
"With two new 170x30-foot crew boats currently under construction at Swift Ships in Morgan City, Diamond Services, a subsidiary of the Carline Corporation, is becoming well established as an operator of the new generation large crew boats. They launched the first of this class, the 'Paula Kay', in May of 1997 with four Cummins KTA38-M1 main engines with a rating of 1000 HP each. The engines drove Hamilton HM571 waterjets to give the boat a light speed of 29 knots or 28 knots with 64 passengers, crew, ship's fuel, water and a 30 ton deck cargo."
"In a subsequent boat, the185-foot 'Kristin Grace', the firm tried another manufacturer's engines. But for the currently building 170-footers they have returned to the Cummins KTA38 base. "We have a lot of hours on the "Paula Kay's" KTA38-M1 engines," says Diamond Services Mike Swiber, "and we like the service and support that we have had."
Excerpt from The Daily Review, January 2006Conrad Industries first foray into the crewboat construction arena has been launched.
The 180-foot motor vessel 'Mary Grace' recently passed its field trials with flying colors and now carries the shipyard's 001 builder's plate. The vessel was constructed at the Conrad Aluminum LLC year in Amelia.
It measures 180-by-32-by-14.6 feet and carries 39,000 gallons of fuel, 68,000 gallons of water and up to 300 tons of freight on its 112-by-26-foot cargo deck. Seating is available for 70 passengers in the main deck cabin and accommodations for up to nine crew members in the hull."