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March 2015

  The Fugro Americas is a USCG Subchapter U, SOLAS ABS Class A1, AMS, DPS 1, ACCU Vessel.  The Unique design of the Fugro Americas is well suited for high resolution geophysical surveys.  The 190’x41’12 vessel is a first of a new design for research / survey vessels.  The diesel electric powered vessel provides an extremely quiet environment for research and habitat. With berthing for 38 in 22 state rooms the vessel has all the comforts of home for the crew members and scientists assigned to the vessel. 



May 29th 2014

From its Lockport, La., shipyard, Thoma-Sea launched the Fugro Americas, a 193' offshore geotechnical survey vessel on May 29. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art geotechnical and hydrographic survey equipment, spacious instrument and processing rooms, dynamic positioning system and a HiPAP 500 acoustic positioning system. The vessel also has stabilizer tanks, and is equipped with two 20MT A-frames that can handle a range of geotechnical equipment, and remotely operated autonomous underwater vehicles to support modern survey operations. The vessel’s hull was extensively optimized using CFD analyses and model testing for sea keeping performance and bubble sweep down. The owner of this vessel is Fugro America.

May 27, 2014

Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders, has launched the Regulus a DP 2, FiFi I offshore supply vessel from its Houma, La., shipyard on May 27. The 272' OSV was built to service deep water oil and gas exploration. The vessel has two 2000kW Z-drives and two 850kw bow thrusters powered by a total installed power of 7.35MW. The vessel can carry a maximum deadweight of 3,650 LT and can achieve a maximum speed of 14 knots. The owner of this vessel is GulfMark Offshore. The sister ship to the Regulus, the Polaris, was recently delivered to GulfMark, and is actively servicing deep water exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.