Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla., is set to deliver the 212'7"x59'1"x25'7" multipurpose field support vessel Harvey Stone for Harvey Gulf International Marine, New Orleans.

Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, the OSV has a deadweight tonnage of 1,280 LT, tankage for 232,355 gals. of cargo fuel oil; 401,020 gals. drill water and freshwater; 26,092 gals. fuel oil in day tanks; 50,680 gals. ship’s potable water; and 24,866 gals. AFFF foam.

Steve Berthold, Eastern’s vice president, sales and marketing, acknowledges that the offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico is depressed right now, but points out that there is work, especially for high-tech, specialty vessels such as the Harvey Stone. “The health of the marine offshore industry is strong with respect to its young overall age of high-tech vessels and well trained crews, inland and offshore,” he said.

Propulsion for the Harvey Stone comes from a pair of GE Marine GE12V250MDC, IMO Tier II, EPA Tier 4(i) diesel engines, producing 4,687 hp at 1,000 rpm each, connected to Schottel SRP3030 CPP propellers in nozzles. Karl Senner supplied the Reintjes LAF 3414P HL marine gears. The new MPSFV has a bollard pull of 104 LT (106 MT).

For additional maneuverability around offshore structures, the Harvey Stone is fitted with two Schottel STT2 thrusters, each powered by a 600-kW electric motor.

Up top is a MacGregor 10-ton hydraulic knuckle-boom crane, two 5-ton MacGregor hydraulic capstans; and two MacGregor 15-ton hydraulic tugger winches.

Harvey Stone is classified ABS Oceans Service, A1, AMS, Circle E, ACCU, ACP, UWILD, FFV-2, DPS-2, Offshore Support Vessel, Notation (DSV Capable, ROV Capable), TOW, SUPPLY, HAB+ (WB), ENVIRO, and USCG Certified IMO/SOLAS/MARPOL.

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.