Signet Maritime Corp. has closed a deal for eight offshore towing vehicles from New Orleans-based shipping company Harvey Gulf International Marine.

Signet, headquartered in Houston, provides marine transportation services, including rig moves, towing, ship assist and escort, vessel design, new vessel construction, repair and maintenance. The deal allows the company to broaden its service to offer tractor and conventional vessels. After the deal, Signet's vessels now average 11 years of age. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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