LEEVAC Shipyards has launched the Tidewater’s MMC 879 Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), the Torrens Tide.
Named after long time employee Mary Torrens who was in attendance, the Torrens Tide was launched at LEEVAC Jennings on October 17, 2013.
Though it may have lasted 9 seconds Mrs. Mary Torrens said she would have driven twice as far even if it was half as long, “I am humbled and honored to be included in Tidewater’s long standing tradition of naming vessels after it’s employees and I thank the Nominating Committee of Tidewater Inc. for this privilege. I am especially proud that the M/V Torrens Tide is built in Southeast Louisiana, and I applaud Chris Vaccari and the hard working men and women of LEEVAC Shipyards. Like the Jennings yard, she is top-notch and I look forward to seeing her christening next Spring.”
The shipyard is now putting the finishing touches on the vessel including installing more surface decks. Delivery of the vessel is expected in March 2014.
Length overall 79.45m
Length between perpendiculars 77.90m
Breadth moulded 16.80m
Depth to main deck 7.40m
Design Draught 5.00m
Scantling draught 6.00m
Work deck area 796m2
Press Release, October 23, 2013