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    Harvey Gulf International Marine invests in more high spec newbuilds

    Vessel & ROV News // June 1, 2011

    Marine Log reports that Harvey Gulf International Marine, which recently launched the first in a series of three Green 300ft offshore support vessels at Eastern Shipbuilding, took took the launch ceremony as the occasion to announce that it has reached agreement with Eastern to build a 310ft multi-purpose light construction vessel. And it said it plans to build two dual fuel platform supply vessels.

    The just-launched vessel, Harvey Supporter, is scheduled for delivery this November, will be the first OSV in the US to be constructed to the demanding standards required for "ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP)" certification by ABS. This, says Harvey makes her the most environmental friendly OSV in Gulf of Mexico. 

    Marine Log reported that, among other enhancements, the Green 300 ft vessels will be exclusively constructed with certified environmentally friendly materials that can either be completely recycled, or broken down without harm to the environmental, will contain high-tech alarms for fuel tanks and containment systems, and will be continuously manned with a certified Environmental Officer. 

    The newly-ordered 310 ft light construction vessel, Harvey Deepsea, will also be ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP) certified and equipped with an active heave-compensated 165 tonne knuckleboom crane capable of lifting/setting 100 tonnes at depths up to 10,000 ft. Harvey Deepsea is scheduled for delivery in April 2013. 

    Harvey Gulf also announced that its next phase of Green construction will include a pair of dual fuel 300ft PSVs that will be powered by LNG, or diesel.  

    Marine Log said Harvey Gulf will meet with the US Coast Guard concerning the regulations for this new class of vessel and plans to begin construction as soon as the regulations are released, which is anticipated early this summer. 


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