MAY 26, 2015—Bordelon Marine, Lockport, LA, has taken delivery of the DP2 Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel Shelia Bordelon from the company’s shipyard in Houma, LA. This highly specialized vessel features an NOV 50-ton Active Heave Compensating crane with 3,000 meters of wire, a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms, capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems.
“We are very excited to introduce the M/V Shelia Bordelon and the ULIV concept to the subsea market,” says Bordelon Marine President and CEO Wes Bordelon. “We think it hits a sweet spot and provides an affordable high-spec option that the industry is currently missing. As subsea infrastructure develops, the ULIV will play an increasingly important role in the vessel portfolio of these projects. Thus providing a much needed cost benefit option to the client.”
There is a distinctive pink stripe and Susan G. Komen logo on the hull of the Shelia Bordelon honoring Shelia Harasimowicz, Wes Bordelon’s mother-in-law, and two-time breast cancer survivor. Bordelon Marine has committed to a year-long campaign to fight breast cancer. Bordelon Marine will donate a portion of the profits from the M/V Shelia Bordelon to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
With an overall length of 257 ft, beam of 52 ft and depth of 18 ft, the Shelia Bordelon is the second of three vessels built in the company’s Stingray series 260 Class.
The M/V Shelia Bordelon offers 6,200 ft2 of clear usable deck space, POB of 60, and two independent thru-hull USBL systems. The vessel is also equipped with four additional below deck Tier 3 generators, providing fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.
With a clear deck of 235 ft x 44 ft and a top speed of 15 knots. The Stingray features a 50-ton AHC with 3000m of wire. The vessel is outfitted with a mezzanine deck capable of housing two work class ROV’s. The vessels can accommodate up to 40 passengers and features an internal ROV office and control room.
The Stingray has twos Cummins QSK 60-M EPA Tier 3-compliant main engines that drive two Schottel model 1215 Z-Drives and Schottel STT2, 1020 hp per bow thrusters. All systems are fully automated and controlled from the bridge. The Stingray series are SOLAS classed, FIFI 1 ACCU, EEP 175, and Tier3 vessels.