USA: First HOSMAX 300 OSV Launched at Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the christening and launching of the M/V RED DAWN for Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. The event was held on February 15, 2013 at Eastern’s Allanton facility with hundreds of Eastern employees and guests.

Attending from Hornbeck was President & CEO Todd Hornbeck and Executive Vice President & COO Carl Annessa along with 12 senior members of the Hornbeck Team witnessing the launch of the first of ten HOSMAX Offshore Supply Vessels under contract with Eastern.

Captain Billy Haugh, who will be taking the vessel to sea as Master once it delivers later this year, and his wife Shandale had the honor of christening the vessel. Eastern’s President, Brian D’Isernia said a few words about the bright future of Shipbuilding in the United States and the Offshore Marine Industry prior to the launch. Deacon Earl Mirus of Saint John’s Catholic Church located in Panama City, Florida performed the blessing of the vessel.

The first four vessels have been designated as the HOSMAX 300 series by Hornbeck Offshore and are USCG, ABS, SOLAS, DPS ‐ 2, AC Diesel ‐ Electric powered, twin Z ‐ drive propelled OSV’s measuring 292’x64’x24’ ‐ 6”. These high ‐ tech vessels feature four Caterpillar 3516C 16 ‐ cylinder turbo ‐ charged Tier III diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Main propulsion power is provided by two GE Energy furnished Hyundai 2500 kW 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel SRP 2020 FP Z ‐ Drives with nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 1,025 rpm each for a total of 6,704 Hp. Schottel also provides two STT 4 fixed pitch tunnel thrusters rated at 1,180 kW at 1,170 rpm, each with direct coupled Hyundai 690VAC electric motors.

Energy provides the complete system integrated diesel electric package, including the propulsion and thruster drives, motors, control systems, DP system, switchboards, motor control centers, automation and navigation/ communication electronics. These vessels are capable of a maximum speed of 14 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation, communication equipment.

The RED DAWN is the first of four HOSMAX 300 Offshore Support Vessels under contract each with below ‐ deck capacities of 241,551 gals of diesel fuel, 578,597 gals of drill/ballast water, 20,889 barrels of liquid mud, 14,347 cubic foot of dry ‐ bulk mud, 1,575 barrels of methanol and 57,494 gals of potable water.

The remaining six vessels under contract are 302’x64’x26’ designated HOSMAX 310 Offshore Support Vessels. The total below ‐ deck capacities of the HOSMAX 310 include 285,645 gals of diesel fuel, 610,137 gals of drill/ballast water, 21,509 barrels of liquid mud, 14,347 cubic foot of dry ‐ bulk mud, 2,212 barrels of methanol and 62,538 gals of potable water.

All ten of the HOSMAX vessels under contract are USCG, SOLAS, ABS Classed , A1, Offshore Support Vessel Ocean Service, Loadline,  AMS,  ACCU,  Circle E, with additional ABS Class notations UWILD, ENVIRO,  DPS ‐ 2 and FFV ‐ 1.

STX Canada Marine provided the design for both vessels which is the basis for the very successful and proven Eastern Shipbuilding “Tiger Shark Class” series. Five (5) other Offshore Supply Vessels in this series have been delivered to Eastern’s clients and have already proven themselves in worldwide operations.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group is currently under contract constructing a total of sixteen vessels of similar size and complexity for customers  in the United States and in Brazil. These contracts will maintain Eastern’s reputation as the largest OSV/PSV and MPSV vessel construction shipyard in the United States.

Press Release, April 3, 2013

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