Sonsub Contracts New 252-ft. Vessel

Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Sonsub Inc. has signed a three year charter agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine Inc. for a new build, 252-ft. ROV support vessel to work in the Gulf of Mexico. The M/V Harvey Discovery is a US Flagged, ABS Classed DP 2 Notation vessel which has been configured for various forms of subsea construction support and intervention services with a Sonsub 200Hp Innovator® ROV, a 100 ton stern roller and a 65 metric ton electro-hydraulic knuckle boom crane. A 12’ X 12’ moon pool, 9,000sqft of clear deck space, and berthing for 46 personnel has also been incorporated into the design to maximize the effectiveness of the spread for tasks such as surveys, geophysical sampling, inspections and touch down monitoring. The spread will be available for work March 2006.

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