Gulf Island picks Siemens as research vessel propulsion provider; Harvey Gulf takes delivery of second 340 ft MPSV

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Gulf Island picks Siemens as research vessel propulsion provider
November 3, 2017 — Gulf Islands Shipyard has selected Siemens Marine Solutions as the propulsion single source vendor (SSV) for the 193 ft x 41 ft National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) it is building for Oregon State University (OSU). NSF selected OSU to lead the design and coordinate the construction of up to three vessels and the shipbuilding contract includes options for two more vessels. OSU selected Glosten for the functional design of the environmentally-friendly and acoustically-quiet vessel.

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Harvey Gulf takes delivery of second 340 ft MPSV
Harvey Gulf says the vessel is a “best in class” Jones Act-qualified vessel that has the technical capabilities to efficiently, effectively and safely perform high quality field development activities.
Crowley adds two LO/LO barges to Puerto Rico service

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