Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), announced that Grand Slam, the fourth in the series of ten 4000 Class PSV was delivered by Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana
Mrs. Karen Whitley
, wife of RMCâ€™s Director of Technical Services
, Jim Whitley
, christened the hull of the vessel with the traditional bottle of champagne the day before the Rigdon 4000 Class PSVs was named a â€˜Significant Boat of 2007â€™ at the WorkBoat Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The â€˜Grand Slam,â€™ is a 190 x 46 x 18-ft., diesel electric, DP-2 PSV, which features a capacity of 4,000 barrels of liquid mud in an oval, self cleaning, segregated tank system. The PSV will also include three x Z-Drives and two x large forward tunnel thrusters. The Rigdon 4000 Class PSVs are capable of serving a wide array of marine applications
in all water depths. Sister vessels have already successfully tackled jack-up drilling, deepwater drilling, deepwater production and ROV survey support roles.
The remaining 6 Rigdon 4000 class PSVs will be delivered in approximate forty five (45) day intervals through the third quarter of 2008.