Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG), Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of a variety of ocean-going and inland marine vessels for commercial and military markets, has launched the first of six Harvey Gulf International Marine 302’ x64’ Dual Fuel Offshore Supply Vessels. Incorporating breakthrough clean-burning LNG technology, this 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.
John Dane III, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group’s President and CEO, states, “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.”
(Source: Gulf Coast Shipyard Group)