Eastern Shipbuilding Group has announced the delivery of the HARVEY SUPPORTER, the first of three (3) 292 ft. Tiger Shark Class Offshore Support Vessels for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC.
The HARVEY SUPPORTER is an STX Marine design featuring a DP II SOLAS-classed AC diesel-electric, twin Z-drive Offshore Support Vessel measuring 292’ X 64’ X 24’-6”. Power and propulsion systems, controls, automation, etc. are provided by the system integrator, Converteam, Inc. This high-tech vessel features four Cummins QSK60-DM 16-cylinder turbo-charged Tier II diesel generator engines that are rated 1825 Kw at 1,800 rpm. Main propulsion is provided by two Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z-drives with nozzles rated at 2,500 Kw at 1,025 rpm each for a total of 6,704 hp. Schottel also provided two STT 4 fixed pitch tunnel thrusters rated at 1,180 Kw at 1,170 rpm each with direct coupled electric motors. The vessel is capable of top speeds in access of 12 knots.
Total below-deck tankage capacities of the OSV include 275,000 gallons of fuel, 636,976 gallons of ballast water, 19,500 BBL’s of liquid mud, 14,350 cu. ft. of dry bulk mud, 1,700 BBL’s of methanol and 17,191 gallons of potable water. The wheelhouse features a fully integrated bridge with the latest technology in Navigation and Communication equipment. All three (3) vessels are ABS classed, A1, AMS, ACCU, Circle E, Enviro +, Offshore Support Vessel and certified under SOLAS. ABS class is to include DPS-2 notation and FIFI 1. The second and third Tigers are the HARVEY HAULER and HARVEY CHAMPION will both be delivered in 2012.
Harvey Gulf has also ordered a 302 ft. light construction vessel, the HARVEY DEEP SEA, which will be ENVIRO, Green Passport (GP) certified. It will be equipped with an active heave-compensated 165-ton knuckle boom crane capable of lifting/setting 100 tons at depths up to 10,000 ft. The HARVEY DEEP SEA is schedule for delivery in May 2013. Upon delivery, the HARVEY SUPPORTER immediately went to work on a long term contract in the Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, Florida has been in business since 1976 building, converting and repairing steel and aluminum vessels of all types including tugs, barges, offshore support vessels, firefighting vessels, crew vessels, barges, ferries, fishing vessels and towboats.