Hornbeck Offshore sued for $1.4m in outstanding payments

Hornbeck Offshore sued for $1.4m in outstanding payments

Hornbeck Offshore is being sued in the US for breach of contract by a heliport manufacturer, which claims that the company has failed to pay almost $1.4m for the construction of heliports on two of its vessels.

The claim concerns heliports designed, manufactured and installed by FEC Heliports on two Hornbeck Offshore ships: the multipurpose service vessel Bayou (pictured) and the offshore supply ship Riverbend, reports say.

FEC Heliports says it invoiced Hornbeck for the work, but three invoices worth around $1.38m in total are still outstanding.

The defendant failed to pay an invoice issued on June 18, 2014, for approximately $1m; another dated May 5, 2015, for around $350,000, and an invoice for $30,000 in shipping costs, raised on May 5, 2015.

FEC Heliports seeks to recover approximately $1.4m, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.

The plaintiff filed its complaint against Hornbeck Offshore Operations on September 29 in the US District Court Eastern District of Louisiana.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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