Bollinger & Bordelon Ink Deal for Mega Mini Supply Boats

Bollinger Shipyards and Bordelon Marine have signed for two Mega Mini Supply Boats. Contract terms were not disclosed.

In 2001 Bordelon Marine took delivery of three of the highly successful Bollinger 145-foot mini supply boats, which expanded the Bordelon fleet to six vessels. Today Bordelon has once again taken the opportunity to grow its fleet by adding vessels that are viewed as the future for the production, support and standby requirements in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The new vessels will be 163-feet long with a 36-feet beam and a depth of 11.5-feet. Light draft is 5.4-feet and maximum draft is 9.7-feet. Liquid mud capacity is 51,660 gallons, methanol capacity is 44,600 gallons and fuel oil is 57,200 gallons. Deck cargo capacity will be 391.2 metric tons, utilizing a deck that will measure 110-feet x 30-feet. The vessels are classed ABS Load Line, DP, USCG Sub Chapter L, OSV. Production is underway at Bollinger's Lockport facility and delivery of the first vessel is planned for October 2005, with the second vessel following in 45 days.