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.