Jambon Marine Services is very aware of the efficacy of providing a platform service vessel as part of its fleet offerings for the support of offshore oil and gas platforms, and Josh Jambon has his eye on a 275-foot service vessel which will expand the efficiency of his fleet. Platform supply vessels, or PSVs, are designed to conform to the special needs of oil and gas platforms, and are essential for a number of tasks related to platform drilling. Most PSVs are 50 to 100 meters long, and primarily move goods, tools, personnel and equipment between offshore structures and from platforms to shore and back. The most up to date platform supply vessels are rigged with Class 1 and Class 2 Dynamic Positioning Systems. These highly convertible ships transport cargo tanks for drilling mud and macerated cement, diesel fuel, chemicals and the potable and non-potable water so vital for use on offshore platforms. Platform Service Vessels also return chemicals and other supplies which require recycling and disposal.
Platform service vessels such as the 275-foot vessel considered for acquisition at Jambon Marine Supply carry specialty tools on their large decks and bulk cargo in below deck tanks. PSVs may be refitted for specialty jobs, such as firefighting equipment, oil containment and specialized recovery equipment for emergency situations such as oil spills at sea. PSVs may also be fitted with the tools, chemicals and personnel to redesign the pumping capabilities of performing wells to increase their output. Josh Jambon’s acquisition of a platform service vessel will also provide additional jobs on crew, as PSVs may carry operating crews up to 36 people. Crews in platform service capacities will work and live aboard ship for anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks at a time, with comparable time off periods. Depending on the number of offshore destinations scheduled for the PSV, crew may be aboard ship for 3 months or more. Work shifts for crew members are scheduled for 12 hour durations. Platform supply vessels have a bridge for navigation and ship operation, machinery holds, living quarters, galley and mess areas. Work areas and even entertainment sections may be extant, and the large deck of platform vessels is sometimes used for portable housing when necessary.
Josh Jambon’s addition of a platform service vessel to his Jambon Marine Services fleet will provide yet another dimension to the vast international fleet of ships available for rent and lease from JMS. Offshore oil and gas projects depend upon platform service vessels for a variety of essential tasks, and the crew aboard PSVs lives and works on the ships for extended periods. The living quarters of a large PSV will provide cabins, offices, lockers and personal storage space. Sinks, showers and toilets are part of common accommodations, while officers’ quarters often have work desks and private bathrooms. Newer evolutions of these vessels provide satellite TV and Wi-Fi hookups. The galley of PSVs has space for provision storage lasting into months at sea, with walk in freezers and refrigerators, commercial stoves, sinks, storage and counter space. Coffee makers, toasters, microwaves are readily available for the relief of a crew which often works in 12 hour shifts.
Ocean class DP 1 and DP 2 vessels of the type leased and rented to support offshore oil and gas exploration by international company Jambon Marine Service are twin screw driven with controllable pitch propellers and independent high lift rudders. Hulls are welded steel and vessels are prepared for long range ocean towing, dynamic positions, firefighting and general purpose use. Transverse and longitudinal framed bulkheads are designed with double hulls enclosing oil and oil trace tanks.
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