The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.
We are aware of the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-3 No. 333-144672), the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-46155) pertaining to the Long-Term Incentive Plan and the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-88466) pertaining to the 2002 Long-Term Incentive Plan, of our reports dated April 27, 2007 and July 26, 2007, relating to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. that are included in its Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007.
|/s/ Ernst & Young LLP|
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 26, 2007