Founded in 1960, Edison Chouest Offshore is one of the leading offshore vessel service companies in the United States. The company provides in-house design and development, fleet management, project planning and material handling services. It owns and operates a fleet of more than 300 research vessels that offer support to the U.S. Gulf deepwater markets. Edison Chouest Offshore has a staff of over 3,000 trained professionals throughout the world. The company conducts employee training programs that include accident prevention, employee awareness and health protection sessions. Edison Chouest Offshore maintains its corporate headquarters in Galliano, La.