February 3, 2010
Bristol Harbor helps modify PSV for subsea work
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.(BHGI), Bristol, R.I., recently completed design plans for modifications to outfit a 210 ft Trico Marine Services platform supply vessel (PSV) for subsea work,
Trico Marine Services and Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. performed the modifications to the vessel, the Trico Moon, in Mexico. They included the addition of a habitation module and subsea equipment on deck.
Adding the temporary habitability module to the port side of the cargo deck and making design modifications to install an ROV spread requrired review and development of structural, safety, life saving, and sanitary upgrades to the vessel. All plans were reviewed and approved by ABS and the vessel's Certificate of Inspection was increased from 22 to 33.
Ray Hoover, Trico's Global Director of Technical Services commented, "BHGI's timely and comprehensive commitment to the project enabled us to successfully convert the Moon, and put the vessel to work."
Trico Moon is currently supporting diving operations off the east Coast of Mexico.