The video above shows outfitting of the sister multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) the Harvey Sub-Sea and the Harvey Blue-Sea at Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding for Harvey Gulf International Marine.
The Harvey Sub-Sea (Hull 249) is a first of two MPSVs, designed by VARD Marine and launched on November 6, 2015. The launch of the Harvey Blue-Sea (Hull 250) took place on April 29, 2016.
The agreement for the construction of the vessels was announced in May 2013.
The delivery of the Harvey Sub-Sea is expected in 2016, after outfitting and sea trials are completed, while the Harvey Blue-Sea is anticipated to deliver in early 2017.
The vessels, with a length of 103.7 meters, and a beam of 22.3 meters, feature a 250MT AHC knuckle boom offshore crane with lift capabilities in up to 4000 meters of water, a helideck and accommodations of up to 150 crew and offshore workers.
Subsea World News Staff; Video: Eastern Shipbuilding