Gulf Island Shipyards, a division of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. has launched the newly built M/V HOS Warhorse on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at their Jennings, La. facility.
The HOS Warhorse, the first of a two vessel contract for Hornbeck Offshore Services, will be relocated to Gulf Island Shipyard’s Houma location for final outfitting, testing, commissioning and delivery to Hornbeck during the first quarter of 2018.
The HOS Warhorse is 365 feet long and will be outfitted with two large, heave-compensated cranes, two ROVs, large moonpool, accommodations for 102 individuals and includes ABS Class notations of: +A1, +AMS, +ACCU, +DPS-2, Offshore Support, FFV-1, RRDA, CRC, UWILD, SPS, ENVIRO, GP, HELIDK, HLC, HNLS, HDC. The vessel will be certified for worldwide operations.
Carl Annessa, Executive Vice President and COO for Hornbeck Offshore, praised the Gulf Island organization for its ongoing efforts on the construction of the first-of-a-kind HOS 400 ES Class MPSV.
Todd Ladd, Executive V.P. & C.O.O. for Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., stated, “The successful launch of this vessel is a reflection of the tireless efforts and expert staff of our shipyard division along with the Hornbeck team. We look forward to the task of now delivering these vessels in a safe and timely manner.”