(HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 10, 2008) – Billy Guice, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), announced the christening and delivery of the “HAT TRICK” in Lockport, Louisiana. Mrs. Christina Teague, wife of John Teague, RMC’s Vice President of QHSE, christened the seventh of 10 Rigdon 4000 Class vessels with the traditional champagne against the bow. Upon delivery, the HAT TRICK was deployed on a term contract to an oil major in the U.S. GOM.
The Hat Trick is a 190’ x 46’ x 18’, diesel electric, DP-2 PSV, which features a capacity of 4,000 barrels of liquid mud in an oval, self cleaning, segregated tank system. The PSV will also include three Z-Drives and two large forward tunnel thrusters. The Rigdon 4000 Class PSVs are capable of serving a wide array of marine applications in all water depths.
The remaining three Rigdon 4000 class PSVs are expected to deliver by the end of August 2008.