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    Bollinger delivers new PSVs for Bordelon Marine

    Vessel & ROV News // January 25, 2006

    The Bollinger built Sarah Bordelon on trials.

    Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana, has delivered the PSVs Sarah Bordelon and Marcelle Bordelon to Bordelon Marine, also of Lockport, Louisiana.

    In 2001 Bordelon Marine took delivery of three of the Bollinger 145ft mini supply boats, which expanded the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, and has once again taken the opportunity to increase its fleet with new vessels.

    The newbuilds are 163ft long with a 36ft beam and a depth of 11.5ft. Light draft is 5.4ft and maximum draft is 9.7ft. Liquid mud capacity is 1,230 BBL's, methanol capacity is 44,600 gallons and fuel oil is 57,200 gallons. Deck cargo capacity exceeds 370 tonnes, with an open deck that measures 110ft x 30ft. The vessels are classed ABS Load Line, DP, USCG Sub Chapter L, OSV. 

    "We decided early on that we wanted to raise the bar and build vessels that were completely state-of-the-art, said Wes Bordelon, owner and vice president of operations, of Bordelon Marine. "These vessels utilize a number of cutting edge systems only found commonly on much larger vessels. Systems such as computerized alarm and cargo monitoring, satellite communications, electronic logs and charting software are all a part of being able to provide our customers with a higher level of service and efficiency."

    Meeting increased demands of the industry, the Bordelon vessels were designed with equipment typically associated with larger supply vessels - both vessels are outfitted with the BEIER IVCS 2000 Dynamic Positioning System, Independent Rudders Steering Control, and Propulsion Control System. The systems allow the user to control, monitor and alarm any equipment via a touch screen interface. Graphic displays allow the user to view different control and monitoring screens of each group of systems being monitored.

    Each vessel is powered by 2 x Cummins KTA 38M0 main engines, driving Twin Disc 5301 reduction gears. The vessels have 1900 GPM Stang fire monitors, powered by an 8 x 6 Crane Denning fire pump, driven by a Cummins N14 diesel engine.


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