Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, Louisiana, USA) has delivered the Offshore Supply Vessels Sarah Bordelon and the Marcelle Bordelon to Bordelon Marine. In 2001 Bordelon Marine took delivery of three of the proven 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.
Meeting increased demands of the industry, the Bordelon vessels were designed with components, typically associated with larger 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. 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.