Ranger Offshore takes charter on Lewek ToucanVessel & ROV News // August 6, 2013
Ranger Offshore has announced the addition of the DSV Lewek Toucan to its fleet of vessels. Lewek Toucan, built in 2006, is a DP2 multipurpose offshore support vessel with a 120 tonne active heave compensated crane, moonpool, helideck, 1,000 tonne cargo deck, and accommodation for 100 personnel.
The vessel recently arrived in Galveston, Texas, and will be outfitted with Ranger'ss Hoss I 1,000f DNV class 12-man saturation diving system with a self-launching hyperbaric rescue chamber.
Ranger's CEO, Bill Lam,, said: "The addition of Toucan represents another step forward in Ranger's continued strategic growth plan to grow and better serve our customers, in the Gulf of Mexico and in select international markets.
"We are excited about Ranger's ability to offer expanded and diverse solutions to meet our clientsf needs. Ranger Offshore has entered into a long term agreement with EMAS and will utilize Lewek Toucan to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Mexico."
The vessel is currently contracted to perform multiple pipeline tie-ins at various depths of water beginning August 2013."