Tidewater Subsea charters Brandon Bordelon

JANUARY 15, 2016 — Lockport, LA, headquartered Bordelon Marine reports that Tidewater Subsea has chartered the Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for sixty days plus options.

Tidewater Subsea is mobilizing two FMC Technologies Schilling HP 150 ROVs to the vessel.

The Brandon is now fully capable of performing a variety of operations, including IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work.

Delivered last year by Bordelon's Houma, LA, shipyard, Bordelon Shipbuilders, the Brandon is a highly specialized 260 ft (80 m) DP2 vessel featuring a helideck, a 60 ton AHC crane with 3,000m of wire, and a mezzanine deck supporting the two ROVs.

Offering 6,200 sq. ft. (576 sq.m) of clear useable deck space, the Brandon also features two fully-integrated Ranger2 Pro thru-hull full USBL systems.

The vessel delivers a fully integrated ROV control room, ROV support offices, below deck work and storage spaces, extensive communications and ROV data network, plug and play, with patch panel racks installed. All systems are fully interfaced with the vessel systems, bridge, office, and accommodation spaces.

The vessel is designed with removable bulwarks around the entire aft of vessel along with power, water, air, and hydraulic oil connections on the deck and is equipped with four additional below deck Tier 3 generators, providing fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.

"We are very excited to work with Tidewater Subsea," said President and CEO Wes Bordelon. "Being a vessel operator, we speak the same language on day one. But Jason and his team also bring a wealth of ROV and subsea experience to the game. And when partnered with our new Stingray ULIV design, I think we will be very successful in the light IMR and Intervention space. The vessel and ROV systems are new and state of the art. This vessel is truly a high spec, fit for purpose, Jones Act-compliant solution that gives the client an affordable alternative option to the larger MPSVs."

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