HOS OSV Newbuild Program Gains Momentum

Launch ceremony of HOS Caledonia. The HOS Clearview can be seen in the background.

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of  Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced four separate shipbuilding milestones for the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Super 320 Program underway for Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.

Firstly, VT Halter Marine delivered HOS Captain on July 10. Five days later, VT Halter Marine hosted the christening ceremony of HOS Crestview held at the Pascagoula facility and launched HOS Caledonia at the Halter Moss Point facility on July 15. Finally, delivery of HOS Clearview took place on July 28.

“These significant milestones; a launch, a christening, and two deliveries were achieved within the span of two and a half weeks. It’s with great pride that we build and deliver these quality vessels for our valued customer, Hornbeck Offshore and their Super 320 Program,” said Bill SKINNER, Chief Executive Officer, VT Halter Marine. 


Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivered the M/V HOS BLACK FOOT (Hull 206) to Hornbeck Offshore in June ahead of schedule. This is the sixth, of ten OSVs on order by Hornbeck.

The remaining four OSVs under contract are also designated HOSMAX 310 OSVs.

The third of which, the HOS BLACK ROCK launched on Friday, March 28, 2014 and the fourth, the HOS BLACK WATCH launched Friday, June 6, 2014.
Both are scheduled for delivery in 2014.

Hornbeck Offshore Services announced construction of sixteen U.S.-flagged new-generation offshore supply vessels (OSVs) in 2012 aimed at serving the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Mexico.

The 300-class DP-2 OSVs will be Jones Act-compliant.

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss., and Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Fla were hired for construction of newbuilds. Optional vessels to this contract have already been ordered.

Press Release, August 11, 2014

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