Video: OSV Deck Crew Gets Pummeled By Crashing Wave

Check out this video of an OSV crew working on deck in extremely harsh conditions. At about the 1 minutes mark, a huge wave actually crashes over the rail, sending the men body surfing across the deck. Unfortunately no info about this video was provided by the uploader. If anyone knows anything more about this, please share in the comments. H/T Marine Insight … [Read more...]

Petrobras-Contracted OSV Sinks Off Brazil

Petrobras has confirmed that a 68-meter OSV providing support to one of its rigs caught fire and sank last week off the coast of Brazil. Petrobras says that a fire broke out in the engine room of the Ramco Crusader around 1500 local time on August 8, while the vessel was supporting Petrobras' drilling operations at the Tango well (1-CES-161), located in block BM-POT-17 … [Read more...]

Harvey Gulf to Build United States’ First LNG Bunkering Facility at Port Fourchon

New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International has secured plans to construct and operate the United States' first LNG marine fueling facility out of Port Fourchon, LA, the companies CEO Shane Guidry announced Monday. The facility will consist of two sites each having 270,000 gallons of LNG storage capacity and the ability to transfer 500 gallons of LNG per minute. To support … [Read more...]

Damen Unveils Beastly 200T Bollard Pull Anchor Handler

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group unveiled today the AHTS 200, the latest vessel within their "Offshore Series" of designs.  A powerful, and versatile deepwater Anchor Handling Tug Supplier (AHTS), this ship is capable of operating in water depths in excess of 3,000 m, is bollard pull rated up to 200 tons, and features an innovative new 400 ton winch package. … [Read more...]