March 26, 2008
Rigdon Marine takes delivery of fast supply vessel
Rigdon Marine Corporation VP of Sales and Marketing Billy Guice has announced the christening and delivery of the HAMMERHEAD, the first of four proprietary FSV (fast supply vessels) the company is building. Mrs. Shelley Puckett, wife of Mike Puckett, a Vessel Manager for RMC, christened the 181-foot FSV prior to its deployment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Built by C&G Boatworks, the HAMMERHEAD is a 181-foot x 34-foot, 7,200-horsepower, DP-1 FSV, which offers a top speed of 23 knots and features a capacity of 1,001 barrels of liquid mud, 664 barrels of rig water, and a cargo deck capacity of 400 metric tons.
Features include a 250 hp drop-down azimuthing bow thruster.
Cargo discharge capacity is 500 gallons per minute (GPM) of liquid mud, 300 GPM of rig water, and 300 GPM of fuel oil.
The HAMMERHEAD was designed primarily in support of the rigorous deepwater environment where long runs, high payloads and challenging sea conditions are the norm. However, its speed and safety advantages also provide a competitive advantage versus traditional workboats in shallow water applications.
The remaining three Rigdon 181 class FSVs are expected to deliver in 2008 and early 2009.