Specialty Marine, a woman-owned corporation, has recently christened DSV Jean-Elaine. With a length of 180 ft., this fully equipped dive support vessel joined the Gulf fleet in December 2001. Classed by ABS, it is fitted with a 25-ton telescoping Pettebone crane and a 4-point mooring system
capable of operating at depths up to 1,000 feet. With accommodations for 36 persons, the Jean-Elaine is equipped to make a substantial contribution to the Gulf’s oil exploration resources
. Currently working for BP Amoco in the Eugene Island Area, she is based in Houma, La., and is supplied and equipped for immediate response.