Rigdon Marine christens new Gulf platform supply vessel

The following is the text of a press release issued by Rigdon Marine Corp.:
(HOUSTON) — Billy Guice, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing of Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC), announced the christening
and delivery of the “SLAP SHOT” in Lockport, Louisiana. Mrs. Danya Goerig ,
wife of Ed Goerig, RMC’s Controller christened the eighth of ten Rigdon 4000
Class vessel with the traditional champagne against the bow.  Upon
delivery, the SLAP SHOT was deployed on a term contract to a major oil
independent in the U.S. GOM.
The SLAP SHOT is a 190-foot x 46-foot x 18-foot, 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 (3) x
Z-Drives and two (2) x 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 two (2) Rigdon 4000 class PSVs are expected to deliver by
the end of August 2008.

For more information on Rigdon Marine Corporation’s high capacity,
modern crewboats or platform support vessels, please visit the Rigdon website
at www.rigdonmarine.com. You may also contact Billy Guice at (713)
236-9100 ext 1011 or via email at bguice@rigdonmarine.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff