Louisiana-based Seacor Marine has taken delivery of Seacor Totonaca, a new 67-m, dynamic positioning class 2 platform supply vessel from Master Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Flying the US flag, platform supply vessel (PSV) Seacor Totonaca has a clear deck area of 561 m2, with a length overall of 67 m, beam of 15 m, depth of 5 m and loaded draught of 5 m.
Propulsion power for the PSV is supplied by two Caterpillar 3512C main engines, rated at 1,911 hp at 1,600 rpm. The engines drive a pair of five-bladed bronze propellers via shafting and Twin Disc reduction gearing. Seacor Totonaca can reach a maximum speed of 11.8 knots.
With ABS certification as a DP2 class and firefighting (FiFi) class 1 capabilities, Seacor Totonaca has two Schottel STT 2 FP bow thrusters, at 800 hp each, and two Schottel STT 170 FO, at 350 hp each, to provide manoeuvrability and dynamic positioning. Complying fully with Solas, the PSV is built in accordance with USCG Subchapters L and I.
With a crew of 12, there are 13 cabins on board with accommodation for 35.
Back in 2017, Seacor Marine took delivery of a sister vessel, Marshall Islands-flag Seacor Marlin, from Master Boat Builders. Over the years, Master Boat Builders has constructed several different classes of vessels for Seacor, including five 61-m PSVs delivered from 2013-2015.
Earlier this year, Seacor Marine acquired three PSVs from China’s COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Zhoushan) Co, which expects to deliver the first vessel in September 2019. Those vessels are UT771CDL designs, with DP2 class and FiFi class 1 notations. They will all be registered under the Marshall Islands flag.