First dual-fuel OSV launched in GoM

January 23, 2014

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, a manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets, announced today the launch of the first of six Harvey Gulf International Marine 302’ x 64’ dual-fuel Offshore Supply Vessels.

These vessels incorporate breakthrough clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology.

John Dane III, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group’s president and CEO, said, “The launch of the first vessel of its kind in the United States, with another five to follow, demonstrates the commitment both Gulf Coast Shipyard Group and Harvey Gulf have to providing engineering solutions to advance environmental technologies.”

Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane J. Guidry, comments, “Certification of these vessels will be made by the American Bureau of Shipping to achieve ‘ENVIRO+, Green Passport’ status. To meet the criteria, GSCG has met the requirements that the vessel be constructed with environmentally-friendly materials and feature advanced alarm systems. Ultimately, the vessel will also be continuously manned by a certified Environmental Officer.”

The first of these GCSG-built Harvey Gulf OSVs will be moved to GCSG’s newly commissioned space at the Port of Gulfport in mid-March for final completion and testing. The vessel will be christened and pressed into service a few months later.

Founded in 1955, Harvey Gulf International Marine is a marine transportation company that specializes in towing drilling rigs and providing offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, LLC, a Mississippi-based company, builds patrol vessels, tug boats, oil spill response vessels and offshore barges as well as oil field support vessels.



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