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Tidewater's latest OSV is named for 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier

February 6, 2004

Bollinger delivers OSV named for fallen soldier

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the JONATHAN ROZIER, the third of four 207 ft, 4,750 bhp supply boats to Tidewater, Inc., New Orleans, La. This follows the recent delivery of the LOUSTEAU TIDE and DEVILLE TIDE. The fourth vessel, BOURGEOIS TIDE will be delivered in April of 2004.

The boats are Bollinger 220 Class OSV's, designed to provide greater cargo capacities, more versatility, more options and lower operating costs than larger vessels.

The JONATHAN ROZIER is named in memory of 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier, who was killed July 19, 2003 just outside of Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Bravo Company, 2-70th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Rozier is the grandson of the late Gwen Phillips, a Tidewater corporate headquarters employee of 24 years.

Overall, JONATHAN ROZIER is 207-feet long, 53-feet wide and 19-feet deep. Light draft is 6.5 feet; loaded draft is 16.2 feet. It has two Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines developing a total of 4,750 bhp at 1,600 rpm driving two Rolls Royce US 205 Z-drives. The bow thruster is a hinged and retractable Rolls Royce Ulstein-Aquamaster Combi azimuth/tunnel thruster type TCNC 73/50-170 that provides enhanced maneuverability and station-keeping. It is driven by a Caterpillar 3508B diesel.

The ROZIER's cargo deck has a clear area of 5,808 square feet capable of carrying 1,380 long tons. Liquid mud capacity is 6,223 barrels and bulk capacity is 6,000 cu ft.

Air-conditioned and heated accommodations are provided for 26 people in 11 cabins. A double bed hospital is also included and the boat's galley can serve 12 persons at a time.

JONATHAN ROZIER is U. S. flagged and classed ABS Maltese Cross A1, AMS, DPS1 and documented by the U. S. Coast Guard under sub-chapter L OSV & I Misc. Vessel. It has full SOLAS certification

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