Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered Harvey Blue-Sea, a 340-foot Class Multipurpose Support Vessel (MPSV), to Harvey Gulf International Marine. Its sister ship, Harvey Sub-Sea, was the first of the two vessels constructed at Eastern and was delivered in July 2017. Both were designed by Vard Marine Inc.
The MPSVs are two of the largest US Flag, Jones Act compliant OSVs operating in the Gulf of Mexico owned by Harvey Gulf. Under classification by ABS, the vessels are compliant with the ILO MLC and the SPS Code. The Harvey Sub-Sea was one of the first vessels classified under the new ABS offshore support vessel rules.
The Harvey Blue-Sea features a 250MT AHC Knuckle Boom Offshore Crane, a 24’ by 24’ moon pool, a 12,435 square foot deck area, an aluminum offshore helideck sized for a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, and accommodations for up to 150 persons. The vessel is powered by four Wartsila 6L32 diesel engines that provide 12,680-kW of electrical power and give the vessel a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.