The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.
We are aware of the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-46155) pertaining to the Long-Term Incentive Plan, the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-88466) pertaining to the 2002 Long-Term Incentive Plan, and the Registration Statement (Form S-3 No. 333-144672) of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., of our reports dated April 23, 2008 and July 24, 2008, relating to the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. that are included in its Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2008.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 24, 2008