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Hornbeck Offshore Services has announced that it has acquired three offshore supply vessels (OSVs) from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) for an undisclosed amount of cash.
All three of the vessels that were acquired at auction are U.S.-flagged, Jones Act-qualified, 280 class DP-2 OSVs with capacities of circa 4,600 DWT. Upon taking physical delivery of the vessels from MARAD, the company expects to conduct reactivation and regulatory drydockings of all three vessels. Built by Eastern Shipbuilding in 2013 and 2014 these particular ships are well suited for deployment in the growing US domestic offshore wind industry, as well as for potential conversion to military or other non-oilfield, non-wind specialty applications.
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