Seabulk International Acquires New Platform Supply Vessel
Seabulk International has purchased and taken delivery of the Seabulk Africa, a newbuild UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) built at the Simek Shipyard in Norway. The 5,500-horsepower, 236-foot vessel will join the Company's West African fleet, which presently comprises 42 vessels ranging from crewboats to sophisticated anchor handlers. PSVs are large, multipurpose vessels used to ferry equipment, supplies and personnel to offshore platforms and rigs engaged in the production of crude oil and natural gas.
"This is a state-of-the-art vessel and the Cadillac of the industry," commented Hubert E. Thyssen, corporate vice president and senior vice president of marketing for Seabulk Offshore, the Company's offshore vessels subsidiary. "She is equipped with the latest technology, including dynamic positioning and firefighting equipment, and is ideally suited to the deepwater West African market. The Seabulk Africa will be the flagship of our West African fleet."