Guice Offshore has expanded its offshore supply vessel fleet, the Lafayette, La.-based company announced Tuesday.
The three new vessels are the GO Explorer (170' DP-1 MPSV), GO Crusader (205' DP-2 PSV) and GO Adventurer (205' DP-2 MPSV). All are Jones Act qualified and dual-certified Subchapter L and I by the Coast Guard.
The GO Explorer and GO Crusader recently completed special survey drydocks and upgrades, and were immediately deployed to charters in the specialty marketplace. The GO Explorer received two new main engines, one new generator engine and a thruster drive update. The GO Crusader received top-end overhauls on all main engines and generators, along with new thruster drive components and an upgrade to its crew lounge. Both vessels now incorporate next-generation dynamic positioning software, communications gear and camera systems.
The GO Adventurer is completing its special survey with an expanded complement of enhancements and mission-critical equipment. Upon the GO Adventurer's availability in May 2022, the OSV will be Guice Offshore’s largest “midsize” multipurpose vessel, with a knuckle boom crane, 15-ton A-frame and an accommodation suite to house and office 40 personnel.
All are fitted to address customers’ needs in the growing U.S. offshore wind energy industry, Guice said. The vessels can also be chartered to work in aerospace; renewable energy; oil and gas; government and military; environmental; disaster response and recovery; inspection, maintenance and repair; science research; salvage; geotechnical surveying; and documentary and film making markets.
“These and all Guice Offshore vessels have undergone significant technical, structural and/or equipment enhancements to meet the most demanding customer requirements,” Guice Offshore principal Billy Guice said in a statement. “Our fleet is well maintained, well manned and features ample accommodations and sought-after equipment such as A-frames, cranes, winches, moonpools, deck sockets and essentials to facilitate a spectrum of highly specialized offshore projects.”
Above: Guice Offshore’s newest platform supply vessel GO Crusader was recently in Jacksonville, Florida preparing for her next mission. At 205′ long and 46′ wide, with over 5,000 ft. of clear deck space, the ABS-class GO Crusader is dually certified Subchapter L & I, and equipped with next generation dynamic positioning software, communications gear and camera systems. (Photo: Business Wire)