VT Halter Marine, Inc. and VT Marine are the modern and progressive shipbuilding and repair subsidiary of VT Systems (VTS) that combines leading-edge technologies with over 70 years of designing and building the world’s highest quality commercial and government vessels. The VT Halter Marine and VT Marine facilities are strategically located with deepwater, unrestricted access to the central Gulf of Mexico. Each shipyard performs specialized services. VT Halter Marine Pascagoula Operations is home to Corporate Headquarters, Engineering, Fabrication and a Foreign Trade Zone. VT Halter Marine builds to the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas, IMO. More than 3,000 vessels have been delivered from its facilities to commercial and government clients located in twenty-nine countries on five continents. VT Halter Marine now offers rig and ship repair/dry dock services from it’s sister company VT Marine.
Fast Vehicle / Passenger Ferries
VT Halter Marine engineers incorporate new and innovative fast-ferry technologies to produce high-speed vessels. Combining leading-edge information with decades of aluminum design and build experience make it possible to produce high-speed vessels capable of 50 knots and more.
VT Halter Marine is well known for its efficient designs and solid construction techniques that are combined to produce its diverse product line of ferries, including conventional, high-speed, passenger, vehicle and ocean-going vessels.
Government & Military Vessels
VT Halter Marine offers a diverse group of defense-related vessels for the United States and other governments around the world. Quantifiable design and construction experience includes: • Offshore Patrol Vessels • Patrol Boats • Special Operations Craft • Logistic Support • Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Ships • Landing Craft • Surface Effect Ships • SWATH Vessels • RO / EOs, Fire, Rescue and Pollution Control Ships.
Logistic Support Vessels
Customers around the world depend on VT Halter Marine’s ability to design and produce Logistics Support solutions. Transportation of personnel, cargo, replenishment, power generation at sea, operations platforms, mobile headquarters or hospitals, search, rescue, salvage and offshore towing are transformed to meet specific requirements of commercial and government end-users.
Ocean-Going Tug / Barge Units
VT Halter Marine is one of the nation's leading designers and builders of double-hulled articulated tug/barge units that meet the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requirements. Improvements to the extensive panel-line welding capacity, along with high-end modular construction techniques, make VT Halter Marine the preferred provider of fleet upgrades and fleet-expansion projects.
Offshore Service Vessels
VT Halter Marine expanded its leadership in the offshore service vessel market with new US Coast Guard compliant designs. In-service designs range from 205' to 279' platform supply vessels and Anchor Handling Tugs.
Special Purpose Vessels
VT Halter Marine's extensive library of multi-purpose designs, its diverse product line, and quantifiable shipbuilding experience allow vessels to be tailored to meet a wide array of mission-specific requirements. Recent deliveries include: • One of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) • The first pure car truck carrier produced in the United States • Pilot Boats • Large Tankers • Dredges • Dredge Tenders • Mooring Systems • Utility Boats • Crane Barges • Quarters Barges • Self-Elevating Lift Boats • Hydrographic Survey Launches • VIP Harbor Boats • Cargo Boats.
Surveillance & Research
VT Halter Marine provides modern oceanographic capabilities for coastal and deep-ocean applications. Oceanographic, Surveillance and Research ships perform: • Physical, chemical and biological oceanography • Oceanographic, acoustic and geophysical data collection • Multi-disciplined environmental investigations • Ocean engineering and marine geology and geophysics • Bathymetric, gravimetric and magnetometric surveying.
Tugs and Pushboats
VT Halter Marine's Tug and Pushboat products are available in sizes ranging from a few hundred to over twenty-thousand horsepower, providing bollard pulls in excess of 200 tons through controllable pitch, conventional, Z-drive, nozzles or cycloidal propulsion systems. These boats can be manufactured for open-ocean, coastal or river operations.
Repair / Conversion Services
VT Halter Marine's Vessel Repair and Conversion Facility is statigically located in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater Port of Pascagoula, MS. With over 3,400 ft of bulkheaded pier space, that accomodates a 12,000 ton dry-dock, the location services scheduled and emergency repair and conversion project for a diverse marine customer base.
Boat Building / Repair