Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the M/V Harvey Stone (Hull 234) on December 18, 2015 for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA. The Harvey Stone is a Rampage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV), designed by Robert Allan, LTD of Vancouver BC.
The launching event was held at Eastern’s Allanton facility with hundreds of Eastern employees, several representatives from Harvey Gulf and guests in attendance. Deacon Tim Warner of Saint John’s Catholic Church of Panama City, Florida, performed the blessing of the vessel.
Brian D’Isernia, Eastern’s CEO, opened the ceremony welcoming guests and sharing the long successful history between Eastern Shipbuilding and Harvey Gulf.
Harvey Gulf’s Owner Representative, Captain Pat Hughes, talked about the quality of the Eastern built vessels for Harvey Gulf and how Harvey Gulf employees love working on Eastern built vessels. Donna Burgess, Captain Pat’s girlfriend, had the honor of christening the vessel, with his daughters Lauren and Amy looking on. Also in attendance from Harvey Gulf was Lance Reynolds, Vice President of Operations and Arthur Rousse, Vessel Manager.
Besides constructing the Harvey Stone, Eastern is also building the Harvey Sub-Sea and the Harvey Blue-Sea, two MPSVs under construction at Eastern, from a design provided by VARD Marine. The Harvey Sub-Sea is expected to deliver in 2016, after outfitting and sea trials are completed. The sister ship, Harvey Blue-Sea, is also currently under construction. Eastern has delivered eleven vessels previously to Harvey Gulf, including Offshore Supply Vessels, Light Construction Vessels and Ocean Service Tugs.
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