JULY 19, 2013 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, today delivered a fourth Tiger Shark Class offshore support vessel, the 302 ft x 64 ft x 24.5 ft M/V Harvey Deep Sea, to Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans. The vessel was launched at Eastern's Allanton shipyard in mid-December of last year and is Eastern's second multi-purpose light construction vessel (LCV) for Harvey Gulf.
The U.S.-flag vessel will fill a niche in a very selective market, covered in the past by mostly foreign flag construction vessels.
Eastern has now constructed 11 vessels for Harvey Gulf since 2002.
Last month Harvey Gulf announced the contract signing for its twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth vessels to be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding, the Harvey Sub-Sea, Harvey Blue-Sea and Harvey Intervention (see earlier story).
The vessel delivered today, the Harvey Deep Sea, is SOLAS certified and classed ABS +A1, +AMS, +ACCU, Circle E, ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP), NBLES, CRC, HELIDK, and also carries the ABS DPS-2 and Firefighting FFV-2 notations.
It is AC diesel-electric powered with twin Schottel Z-drives and three Schottel STT4 bow thrusters.
It is equipped with an active heave-compensated, National Oilwell Varco 165-ton knuckle boom sub-sea crane capable of lifting/setting at depths up to 10,000 ft and will now sail to New Orleans, Louisiana for final installation of this sub-sea crane.
Harvey Deep Sea features the following:
Accommodations: 67 persons
Sick Bay: 3 persons
Helideck: 20.9 m Helidex Offshore
Subsea Crane: 165 t National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
AHC knuckle boom subsea crane
Anti-heeling system: Hoppe Marine, (2) tanks
Moon pool: 15 ft x18 ft
LARS/ROV: (2) Locations
Power Generation: GE Energy Power Conversions: DE 690VAC
Generator Engines: (4) Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3: 2,250 kW each
Propulsion: (2) Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z-Drives: 2,500 kW each
Bow Thrusters: (3) Schottel STT4: 1,180 kW each
Total Fuel Oil: 452,904 USG
Fuel Oil Day Tanks 17,956 USG
Drill Water/Ballast: 598,320 USG
Potable Water: 24,497 USG
Liquid Mud: 15,470 bbl. (8) Tanks
Dry-bulk Mud: 8,200 Cu. ft. (4) Tanks
Methanol: 1,688 bbl. (2) Tanks
Clear Deck Area: 10,369 Sq. ft.
Deck Load: 5mt/m2 (10mt/m2 Localized)
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