Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Announces the Delivery of the HARVEY DEEP-SEA for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC.


Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the M/V HARVEY DEEP-SEA, the fourth of its Tiger Shark Class Offshore Support Vessels constructed for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA. The HARVEY DEEP-SEA was delivered July 19, 2013. The vessel was launched at Eastern’s Allanton Facility in mid-December of last year. The HARVEY DEEP-SEA is Eastern’s second Multi-Purpose Light Construction Vessel (LCV) for Harvey Gulf. Eastern Shipbuilding Group has now constructed 11 vessels for Harvey Gulf since 2002.

Last month Harvey Gulf announced the contract signing for its 12th, 13th and 14th vessels to be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding, the M/V HARVEY SUB-SEA, HARVEY BLUE-SEA and HARVEY INTERVENTION. This new STX Marine IMR-340H Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Vessel design measures 327'x 73'x 29'-3" and features a 250MT AHC Sub-Sea Crane. Additionally, the HARVEY INTERVENTION will feature a 250MT modular handling tower with top drive capabilities.

The HARVEY DEEP SEA is an ABS A1, AMS, ACCU, Circle E, ENVIRO+, Green Passport (GP), NBLES, CRC, HELIDK, Offshore Support Vessel and certified under SOLAS/IMO. ABS class also includes the ABS DPS-2 and Firefighting FFV-2 notations. It is AC Diesel-Electric powered with twin Schottel Z-drives and three Schottel STT4 bow thrusters and its dimensions are 302’ X 64’ X 24’-6”. This Multi-Purpose Construction Vessel (LCV), the HARVEY DEEP-SEA, is equipped with an active heave-compensated, National Oilwell Varco 165-ton knuckle boom Sub-Sea Crane capable of lifting/setting at depths up to 10,000 ft. The HARVEY DEEP-SEA is now scheduled to sail to New Orleans, Louisiana for final installation of its Sub-Sea Crane. This vessel will fill a niche in a very selective market, covered in the past by mostly foreign flag construction vessels.

The HARVEY DEEP-SEA features the following:
Accommodations: 67 Persons
Sick Bay: 3 Persons
Helideck: 20.9M Helidex Offshore
Subsea Crane: 165MT National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
AHC Knuckle Boom Subsea Crane
Anti-Heeling System: Hoppe Marine, (2) Tanks
Moon Pool: 15’x18’
LARS/ROV: (2) Locations
Power Generation: GE Energy Power Conversions: DE 690VAC
Generator Engines: (4) Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3: 2250kW each
Propulsion: (2) Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z-Drives: 2500kW each
Bow Thrusters: (3) Schottel STT4: 1180kW each
Total Fuel Oil: 452,904 USG
Fuel Oil Day Tanks 17,956 USG
Drill Water/Ballast: 598,320 USG
Potable Water: 24,497 USG
Liquid Mud: 15,470 bbl. (8) Tanks
Dry-bulk Mud: 8,200 Cu. ft. (4) Tanks
Methanol: 1,688 bbl. (2) Tanks
Clear Deck Area: 10,369 Sq. ft.
Deck Load: 5mt/m2 (10mt/m2 Localized)

Founded in 1955, Harvey Gulf International Marine is a marine transportation company that specializes in towing drilling rigs and providing offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deep-water operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

By Professional Mariner Staff