I take the opportunity of publishing a picture of a GOM craft working in Brazilian waters. Hornbeck Offshore like many American companies have built whole fleets of identical vessels, this one being a representative of the HOSMAX310 fleet, where 310 is the length in feet. This ship is fitted out for ROV work with a moon pool on the main deck, DPII capability and berths for 72 people. Also, like other OSV operators in the Gulf, the company is facing a continued struggle in a depressed market, where overcapacity will see them all either scrapping ships or operating at a loss.

Photo taken in the Brazilian port of Vitoria the other day by Jan Plug and posted here on 6th July 2018.

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