Rigdon continues with 10 boat programmeVessel & ROV News // December 17, 2007
Rigdon Marine is building 10 GPA 654 PSVs at Bollinger.
On December 7th,†the fourth in a 10 boat series of GPA 654 class diesel-electric PSVs for Rigdon Marine,†Slam Dunk, was delivered alongside Bollingerís facility in Port Fourchon.
At the same time the fifth and sixth of the series were taking shape at Bollingerís Lockport Louisiana facility on Bayou Lafourche, and the†second†third in the series were working out of Port Fourchon a few miles down the road. The first vessel, First and Ten, is currently working in Mexico.
At 190ft by 46ft these are smaller than the 210ft by 54ft GPA 640 class PSVs.†One of the†distinguishing features are that the Cummins diesel engines and generators are set on the main deck level and the system operates with direct current Silicon Control Rectified current rather than the alternating current on the 210ft boats.