HullWiper cleaning system now available in Suez Canal ports

DECEMBER 19, 2017 — GAC Egypt is now offering the HullWiper hull cleaning service to vessels berthing at ports in the Suez Canal. The eco-friendly remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has already attended

M2 Subsea and Harvey Gulf in ROV services alliance

AUGUST 11, 2017 — ROV services provider M2 Subsea has formed an alliance with Harvey Gulf International Marine to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico. M2 Subsea’s ROVs will

VIDEO: Converting a vessel for a new market in days

OCTOBER 12, 2016 — Ulstein Design & Solutions AS is offering shipowners a way to mobilize vessels for new markets within a few days and without modifying the ship structure. It is

DOF Subsea reports contract wins

JUNE 1, 2016 — DOF Subsea reports that it has been awarded several ROV and diving contracts for the vessel Skandi Achiever in the North Sea and the North America region, securing

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

Bordelon takes delivery of next generation ULIV

The highly specialized 257 ft x 52 ft vessel features a helideck, a 60 ton AHC crane with 3,000 m of wire, POB (60), a mezzanine deck with internal office and control rooms capable of supporting two full work class ROV systems. The vessel also offers 6,200 sq. ft. of clear useable deck space.

The Brandon Bordelon is equipped with two Sonardyne Ranger2 Pro thru-hull USBL full systems. Ranger 2 is a high performance acoustic position reference system designed for tracking underwater targets and positioning dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. It uses the Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) positioning method to calculate the position of a subsea target, for example an ROV, by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target.

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 tied into 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.

Four additional below deck Tier 3 generators provide fully redundant power to the crane and ROV systems.

“We are very excited to introduce the M/V Brandon Bordelon,” says CEO Wes Bordelon. “This vessel is the next generation design of the Stingray series and continues our commitment of the ULIV concept to the subsea market. With the addition of a helideck and other integrated systems the Brandon provides an additional highly capable and low cost vessel option to our clients.”

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Navy to begin search for El Faro in coming weeks

OCTOBER 9, 2015—Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Navy will begin searching for the 790 ft containership El Faro, which is believed to have sunk near the Crooked Islands in the

More Danish ports approve HullWiper hull cleaning ROV

JULY 7, 2015 —Authorities at the Danish ports of Copenhagen, Kalundborg and Fredricia have granted permission for GAC EnvironHull’s pioneering, diver-free, underwater HullWiper solution to be used within their ports and outside

SENER develops Multipurpose Subsea Support Vessel

MAY 4, 2015 — Spanish ship design firm SENER is developing a new Multipurpose Subsea Support Vessel  specially designed for subsea ROV (Remoted Operated Vehicle) light construction duties, for world-wide service. The

Bourbon expands ROV fleet

JANUARY 20, 2015—Paris-based Bourbon is expanding its subsea capabilities with the addition of three next-generation Heavy Duty Work Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) designed by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics, Houston, TX.  By the end

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