Harvey Gulf Orders 310' IMR/PSV During Launching of 300' Green Class PSV
Harvey Gulf International Marine launched the first in a series of three Green 300’ Offshore Support Vessels in a ceremony at Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida. The HARVEY SUPPORTER, scheduled for delivery this November, will be the first Offshore Support Vessel in the U.S. to be constructed to the rigid regulatory standards required for “ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP)” Certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), making her the most environmental friendly OSV in Gulf of Mexico. Among other enhancements, these vessels will be exclusively constructed with certified environmentally friendly materials that can either be completely recycled, or broken down without harm to the environmental, contain high-tech alarms for fuel tanks and containment systems, and be continuously manned with a certified Environmental Officer.
Harvey Gulf simultaneously reached agreement with Eastern to build a 310’ Multi-Purpose Light Construction Vessel. The “HARVEY DEEP-SEA” will also be ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP) Certified and 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 scheduled for delivery in April 2013. Harvey Gulf also announced that its next phase of Green construction will include 2 dual fuel 300’ PSV’s that will be powered by LNG, or diesel. Harvey Gulf will meet with the U.S. Coast Guard concerning the regulations for this new class of vessel and plans to begin construction as soon as they are released thereafter, which is anticipated early this summer.