Louisiana-based Bordelon Marine announces that its second Stingray vessel, MV Shelia Bordelon, under construction at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders, will feature a familiar, eye-catching pink stripe, along with the Susan G. Komen New Orleans logo.
Bordelon Marine has committed to a year-long campaign to fight breast cancer. The company will donate a portion of profits from the ship to the New Orleans affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Further supporting the partnership, Bordelon Marine will participate in the New Orleans Race for the Cure on 25 October with the Shelia Bordelon team.
The MV Shelia Bordelon is the second vessel from the new Stingray series 260ft Class DP2. The second and third Stingray vessels will be delivered in Q1 2015 and Q3 2015, respectively.
“Some of you may be wondering…who is Shelia Bordelon,” quips Wes Bordelon, President/CEO of Bordelon Marine. “Well, no one actually. Shelia’s last name is actually Harasimowicz, and she is my mother-in-law. Through the years all of our vessels have traditionally been named after a Bordelon family member. This time, the family member happens to be from the other side of the family. Rather than break with tradition, Shelia volunteered to take on an alias! Whatever name she goes by, she is still a huge part of our family,and we are proud to have her name on this vessel. Shelia is a strong and amazing person, with a heart as big as this boat,” added Bordelon.
The Stingray series 260 Class vessels are 257ft x 52ftx 18ft DP-2 with a clear deck of 185ft x 44ft (8140sq ft) and a top speed of 14 knots.
The Stingrays feature Cummins QSK 60-M (Enviro friendly) Tier3 main propulsion, along with Schottel 1215, 220hp Z-drives and Schottel STT2, 1020hp bow thrusters. All the Stingray systems are fully automated and controlled from the bridge.
The Stingray series are SOLAS-classed, FIFI 1 ACCU, EEP 175, and Tier3. The MV Shelia Bordelon also features a 50 ton active heave-compensating crane with 3000m of wire. The vessel can accommodate up to 54 persons and features an internal ROV office and control room.
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