Hornbeck Offshore Services adds HOS Centerline to fleet

Hornbeck Offshore Services has introduced the HOS Centerline, a Jones Act qualified, 370-ft (113-m) multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) to its fleet.

Offshore staff

COVINGTON, Louisiana -- Hornbeck Offshore Services has introduced the HOS Centerline, a Jones Act qualified, 370-ft (113-m) multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) to its fleet.

The HOS 370 design vessel has an 8,000+ deadweight-ton capacity. It is the only vessel with US Coast Guard certifications that allow it to operate as a supply vessel, industrial/construction vessel, and as a petroleum and chemical tanker. It has a 240 ft x 58 ft (73 m x 18 m) cargo deck and an additional 30 ft x 58 ft (9 m x 18 m) of covered deck space.

The vessel can transport more than 30,000 bbl of liquid drilling mud and fuel to and from exploration, development, and production projects. Positive displacement pumping systems allow the vessels to provide a consistent transfer of product even at installations with large air gaps.

The HOS Centerline features a self-contained mixing and cleaning system. Mud mixers use low inertia paddles to reduce the fall-out of the mud and provide for a consistent mix. The vessel can carry crude oil as well as other flammable and combustible cargoes in significant quantities from offshore drilling and production sites. The vessel has 18 tanks with three separate segregations that allow the transport of three separate products at the same time.

01/05/2010

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