VIDEO: Gulf Island launches first of two for HOS

Written by Nick Blenkey
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NOVEMBER 18, 2016 — Gulf Island Shipyards, a division of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI) launched the M/V HOS Warhorse earlier this month at its Jennings, LA, shipyard. The vesse is the first of two MPSVs on order at Gulf Island for Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS).

Carl Annessa, Executive Vice President and COO for Hornbeck Offshore, praised the Gulf Island organization for its ongoing efforts on the construction of its first of a kind HOS 400 ES Class MPSV.

“The successful launch of this vessel is a reflection of the tireless efforts and expert staff of our shipyard division along with the Hornbeck team,” said Todd Ladd, Executive VP & COO for Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. “We look forward to the task of now delivering these vessels in a safe and timely manner.”

The 365 ft HOS Warhorse will be outfitted with two large, heave-compensated cranes, two ROVs, large moonpool, accommodations for 102 individuals.

It is an ABS Class vessel with the notations: +A1, +AMS, +ACCU, +DPS-2, Offshore Support, FFV-1, RRDA, CRC, UWILD, SPS, ENVIRO, GP, HELIDK, HLC, HNLS, HDC.

The vessel will be certified for worldwide operations.

The HOS Warhorse will be relocated to Gulf Island Shipyard’s Houma location for final outfitting, testing, commissioning and delivery, and is scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2018.


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