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Bollinger Delivers OSV's M/V Sarah Bordelon and M/V Marcelle Bordelon to Bordelon Marine, Inc. - Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lockport, LA., January 24, 2006 - Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, has delivered the Offshore Supply Vessels SARAH BORDELON and the MARCELLE BORDELON to Bordelon Marine, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana.

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. 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 are 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 1,230 BBL's, methanol capacity is 44,600 gallons and fuel oil is 57,200 gallons. Deck cargo capacity exceeds 370 metric tons, with an open deck that measures 110-feet x 30-feet. The vessels are classed ABS Load Line, DP, USCG Sub Chapter L, OSV. 

"We decided early on that we wanted to raise the bar and build vessels that were completely state-of-the-art, said Wes Bordelon, owner and vice president of operations, of Bordelon Marine. These vessels utilize a number of cutting edge systems only found commonly on much larger vessels. Systems such as computerized alarm and cargo monitoring, satellite communications, electronic logs and charting software are all a part of being able to provide our customers with a higher level of service and efficiency. Bollinger delivered that vessel in the SARAH and MARCELLE."

Meeting increased demands of the industry, the Bordelon vessels were designed with components, typically associated with their larger big brother OSV's. Both vessels are outfitted with state of the art electronics packages and systems, with the BEIER IVCS 2000 Dynamic Positioning System, Independent Rudders Steering Control, and Propulsion Control System. The systems allow the user to control, monitor and alarm any equipment via a touch screen interface. Graphic displays allow the user to view different control and monitoring screens of each group of systems being monitored. Each vessel is powered by 2 x Cummins KTA 38M0 main engines, driving Twin Disc 5301 reduction gears. The vessels have 1900 GPM Stang fire monitors, powered by an 8 x 6 Crane Denning fire pump, driven by a Cummins N14 diesel engine.

"Our production team has always stepped to the plate to exceed our customer needs to meet the demands of the offshore support vessel industry," said Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of new construction of Bollinger Shipyards. Our close friends at Bordelon once again had the confidence in our people to deliver that product in vessels that will take their company into the future."

Bordelon Marine, Inc., (www.bordelonmarine.com) a family owned and operated company, began operations in 1979. The Bordelon fleet of diversified marine support vessels is primarily dedicated to supporting offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., owns and operates 13 shipyards strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is a leading provider of new construction and other services to offshore energy, commercial and government marine markets and is the largest vessel repair/conversion company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 40 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.


 

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