Hornbeck Offshore Reports No Vessel Damage From Hurricane Katrina

Hornbeck reports that it has experienced no damage to any of its vessels as a result of Hurricane Katrina, including those currently under construction or conversion in various Gulf of Mexico shipyards. In addition, the storm had no impact on the Company's vessel charters. The Company's new generation offshore supply vessel fleet continues to operate at pre-storm levels of 100% utilization.

Preliminary assessments indicate that no physical damage has occurred to the Company's corporate headquarters in Covington, LA; however, the surrounding area is currently without electrical power, Internet connectivity and telecommunications service. Pending reinstatement of operational utilities, Hornbeck executives have established temporary offices at the offices of the Company's legal counsel and can be reached during normal business hours at the following address and phone numbers:

    Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.
      1450 Lake Robbins Drive, Suite 600
      The Woodlands, TX  77381
      (281) 681-5900 -- Main Switchboard
      (281) 681-5901 -- Facsimile
      (281) 681-5912 -- Todd Hornbeck, CEO
      (281) 681.5940 -- Carl Annessa, COO
      (281) 681-5943 -- Jim Harp, CFO

In addition, Hornbeck executives may be reached after-hours, and all other Hornbeck personnel can be reached anytime for customer or vendor inquiries, through Robin Morris at the Company's Brooklyn, NY office at (718) 625-0003.