Surf Subsea, Inc. announced that Jim McClaugherty has joined the team as Vice President of Business Development. He will have the responsibility of leading the company’s Sales and Marketing efforts. Jim has 40 years of experience in the Offshore Industry. He started his career as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico where, over a 10 year period, he held various positions, including tender, Diver, and Dive Supervisor. In 1979, Jim became a project manager and subsequently, served in the capacity of Operations Manager, General Manager and in Sales and Business development roles for a number of Diving and Marine Contracting Companies. He has recently departed EPIC Diving & Marine where he served as their Director of Marketing for three years and has come aboard with SURF Subsea to pursue worldwide business opportunities and to assist in the growth of this exciting company.
Surf has recently acquired a 292-ft Class II D.P. Multi Service Vessel (Surf Challenger) with two 150 HP Triton XLS ROV’s and a 100 metric ton knuckle boom crane, a 100 metric ton heave compensated lifting tower which is over a 23-ft by 23-ft moonpool. The Surf Challenger is a unique and well suited vessel to carry out subsea construction and field development work, deepwater intervention tasks, flying lead and jumper installations.