Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC accepted the M/V Harvey Deep-Sea from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. on July 22, 2013.
Following delivery of the vessel from Eastern’s Nelson Yard in Panama City, Fla., the Harvey Deep-Sea took its first journey to Associated Terminals in Port of St. Bernard, La., and with the assistance of Bisso Marine, installed the NOV 165mT heave compensated knuckle boom crane with capacity to lower 100mT to 3,000m/10,000ft.
Harvey Gulf notes that the Harvey Deep-Sea represents a first of its kind for the Gulf of Mexico. By enhancing the Harvey Supporter, Sisuaq and Harvey Champion high capacity offshore support vessel’s traditional Liquid Mud, Cement and Methanol cargos with an increase to 70 POB, two work class ROVs, 15x18ft moon pool, 165mT crane, 100t stern roller, S92 Helideck and meeting the most environmentally stringent ABS notations; Enviro+ and Green Passport, Harvey Gulf has created a new generation of Jones Act compliant multi-purpose construction vessels.
The 690v, diesel electric Harvey Deep-Sea, designed by STX Marine, is 302x64x24.5ft with four Cat3516C Gensets providing 9,000kW of installed power powering two 2,500kw z-drives and three 1,180kw transverse thrusters with Fuel Oil capacity of 453,000 USG, Liquid Mud capacity of 15,500 Bbl, Dry Bulk capacity of 8,200 Cu.ft and Methanol capacity of 1,700 Bbl all supporting a working deck of 10,400 Sq.ft rated for 5t/sq.m and 10t/sq.m.
The vessel is currently undergoing mobilization at Bollinger Shipyards in Port Fourchon in support of its four year charter to DOF Subsea.