(GULFPORT, Miss.) — Harvey Gulf International Marine has accepted delivery of Harvey Freedom, its fourth LNG-powered offshore supply vessel. The U.S.-flagged OSV was built at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, Miss.
Harvey Freedom is 310 feet long with a 64-foot beam and 24.5-foot draft. It is capable of carrying 253,000 gallons of fuel oil and 78,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas. Other capacities include 18,000 barrels of liquid mud, 1,600 barrels of methanol and 10,250 cubic feet of dry cement.The OSV is ENVIRO+, Green Passport certified by ABS.
Harvey Freedom will be based out of Port Fourchon, La., and will immediately begin a five-year charter with a major oil and gas company, according to Harvey Gulf.
"The delivery of Harvey Freedom and commencement of her five-year charter shows Harvey Gulf’s continued commitment to the environment and the success of LNG power in our industry," said Shane Guidry, chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf.
In May 2016, Harvey Gulf took delivery of its third LNG-fueled OSV, Harvey Liberty. Chartered by Shell, the vessel joins Harvey Energy and Harvey Power in support of the company’s deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico.