Work boat firm ramps up production
SeaArk Marine of Monticello, Ark., has announced immediate plans to expand its production capacity to respond to needs from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“Unfortunately, it appears this catastrophe is going to be around for some time,” said Ken McFalls, SeaArk’s vice president of sales. “We already have the manpower and overflow facilities to handle emergency situations such as this. It’s just simply a matter of putting these resources to use. We’re ready to run 24/7 if necessary.”
SeaArk Marine, formerly MonArk Boat Company, has been serving the Gulf Coast oil industry for more than 50 years. The company builds work, patrol and excursion boats that range in size from 17 to 65 feet. The company offers 10 product lines and supplies vessels to all branches of the U.S. military, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, fish and wildlife agencies, state government agencies and municipalities. Its vessels are used in a variety of applications, including environmental core sampling, custom cargo hauling, lake and river patrol, hydrographic surveying, diving, riverline assault, boom deployment and fire/rescue. Some of its products include specialty vessels that can deploy booms and dispersants, skimmer platforms, shallow water sampling and high speed drop ramp cargo barges.
The company is an approved supplier to federal agencies through the federal General Services Administration (GSA). All SeaArk models, along with a selection of options and accessories, are available for direct purchase under SeaArk’s GSA contract No. GS-07F-0012J, Mod A012. All products are available for direct purchase under the Federal Disaster Relief program.