As a subsidiary of Austal, this company was founded in 1999 and is based on Blakely Island in Mobile, Alabama. The company's first contract was for two crew supply vessels to serve in the Gulf of Mexico. They were followed by a ferry for Lighthouse Fast Ferry of New York. While the company is relatively new, it may have still exposed workers to asbestos by using old components such as boilers and engines. Employees who are in charge of installing, maintaining, and repairing asbestos products have the highest risk of toxic exposure on the Mobile Shipyard of Austal. According to medical studies, shipyard workers with a moderate level of asbestos exposure are four times more likely to lose their lives to mesothelioma.