Harvey Gulf expands fleet with new MPSV

U.S. offshore vessel operator Harvey Gulf International has announced the delivery of the second large capacity 340’ Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV)  the Harvey Bluesea.

In a statement on Friday, Harvey described the vessel as a “best in class” Jones Act-qualified vessel that has the technical capabilities “to efficiently, effectively and safely perform high quality field development activities.”

The Jones Act, passed in 1920, prevents foreign-flagged ships from shipping merchandise between points in the United States.

With the new addition, Harvey Gulf has said it now owns and operates the two largest US-flagged construction vessels in the US Gulf of Mexico, having taken delivery of the sister vessel Harvey Sub-Sea earlier this year.

“The Harvey Blue-Sea & Harvey Sub-Sea have the size, crane capacity, deck space, accommodation, equipment, and station keeping capability that far exceeds any other vessels in this Class. The Harvey Blue-Sea can perform a broad spectrum of subsea installations and removals, inspection, repair and floatel services. It can be equipped to lay umbilical’s and cables and perform well-intervention and hydrate remediation operations. If there is a MPSV job needed in the Gulf, The Harvey Blue-Sea and Harvey Sub-Sea will deliver,” the company said.

The M/V HARVEY BLUE-SEA is a Jones Act compliant 340’MPSV, equipped with a 250-ton knuckle boom, active heave compensated crane equipped with 4000 meters of wire.

Providing the detailed specs, the company said the crane’s winch is below deck, expanding her lifting capacity and enabling loads of 107 metric tons to be delivered to water depths of 12,000 ft. The Blue-Sea has 150 berths, all in 1 or 2 person rooms, 13,000 sq. ft. of deck space and a 24’ x 24’moon pool. It has a S61 (Heavy) Helideck and meets ABS DP2, SPS Code and MLC 2006 certification requirements.

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