(CLERMONT, N.J.) — Northstar Marine Inc. has added two new offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to its comprehensive fleet: Commander and Independence. The addition of these large vessels enables Northstar to further support long-duration projects in the offshore waters of the East Coast of the United States, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Both vessels can accommodate a wide variety of services. The 240-foot Commander carries deck cargo of up to 1,300 tons and the 185-foot Independence carries up to 400 tons. Both vessels are equipped with DP2 dynamic positioning systems for precise station keeping in high winds and strong seas. This capability is critical to many scientific, construction and salvage projects. Northstar is the only marine services company in the Northeast region of the U.S. to offer DP2-equipped vessels and an OSV as large as Commander.
Commander was added due to its size, sea worthiness, and number of overnight accommodations for clients and project personnel. Independence was added because of its versatility as a fast crew and supply vessel, as well as its shallow draft. Both vessels are well suited to performing the extensive geophysical and geotechnical work that is essential to the construction of the numerous proposed offshore wind farms in the Northeast.
“The addition of Commander and Independence makes Northstar a more multifaceted marine services company and expands our offerings to our clients that demand a high level of capability and reliability,” said President and CEO Phil Risko.