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    New OSV company formed in Gulf of Mexico

    Company News // June 15, 2009

    Former Sea Mar President Van C DeWitt has announced details about the newly formed OSV company, Bee Mar LLC, which he currently heads as President and CEO. 

    The company will introduce a fleet of what it called "state of the art, environmentally friendly DP 2 PSVs for offshore support in the Gulf of Mexico and international markets.

    The Bee Mar newbuild fleet will consist of five 210ft and three 234ft ABS-classed DP 2 PSVs. Each vessel has high cargo carrying capacities and meets or exceeds the customer requirements and demands for offshore marine support applications.

    "The 210ft  x 56ft x 18ft PSVs have superior cargo capacity, with 2,700 LT of cargo, a clear deck measuring 150ft x 47t, 6,300 barrels of liquid mud and 6,000 cubic feet of dry bulk capacity.  The vessels are rated at 4,000bhp," said Bee Mar.

    he first two vessels, Busy Bee and Worker Bee, will be delivered by late June 2009 for service in the Gulf of Mexico, with a sister ship being delivered every 60 days thereafter. These vessels are currently under construction at the Lockport, Louisiana shipyard of Bollinger Shipyards.

    The first of three 234ft X 56ft X 18ft PSVs, with 3,000 LT of cargo capacity, is scheduled for delivery in March 2010, with two additional vessels to be delivered within the third quarter of 2010. The clear deck on this class of vessel will be 175ft x 47ft with 9,000 barrels of liquid mud and 6,000 cubic feet of dry bulk capacity.

    "The Bee Mar fleet will be equally at home supporting deepwater oil drilling and production, deep shelf E&P operations, offshore and sub-sea construction, in addition to providing geophysical/seismic, and special well service support," said Bee Mar.

    Said Mr DeWitt: "The technical design, stationkeeping and cargo capabilities of the new Bee Mar fleet are responsive to the demanding service requirements here in the Gulf of Mexico and in the global marketplace."

    Bee Mar LLC is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Houston. An operations office will also be opening soon in the Lafayette, Louisiana area. 


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