Great Expectations, Torrens Tide, Maverick

Two new boats I got a look at on my way down the houma nav a week or so ago.

First is a new PSV for Tidewater from Leevac, the Torrens Tide. Another nice looking modern design and I am always happy to see Z-drives due to my preference for them.

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Torrens Tide

Next was the Great Expectations at LA Ship. Due to its paint scheme I can only guess this is going to the Artic to be the fuel boat for Shell.

more tough lighting!

more tough lighting!

Is the name just what shell has for the 2015 season

Is the name just what shell has for the 2015 season

Tough lighting!

Tough lighting!

Lastly is an anchor boat undergoing what appears to be a major conversion at LA Ship. It now bears the name Maverick but does anyone know which boat this used to be. Could it be a back up boat for Aiviq in the arctic.

I wonder what other steel and systems work has been done other than the house

I wonder what other steel and systems work has been done other than the house

The mystery anchor boat

The mystery anchor boat

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1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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12 Responses to Great Expectations, Torrens Tide, Maverick

  1. Mike says:

    It was the Seacor Vision

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  3. Jason says:

    Maverick, just came back from Brazil – major overhaul, Great Expectations is a dedicated fuel carrier. Just being built not ECO owned.

  4. JC Grines says:

    Hey Ben, Capt JC here. How are you? The Great Expectations is at the old Cal Dive Dock, slip B. It is leased by Stone. so I guess you could figure it belongs to Stone, due to the fact it’s a fuel carrier and only the Stone Buccaneer and Cal Dive boats can tie up there…

    • Thanks JC! I guess the she is ECO owned, but going to be crewed by Stone. All the same anyway since I believe Mr. Gary owns Stone Fuel as well! Seems like a pretty good gig, fuel all day long.

  5. JC Grines says:

    Could get monotonous though. Would be a break from the mud boats..So you’re on the Beaufort? I’m over here on the Seacor Diamond. Got lucky, I guess. She’s ROV. Working 28/28…going for broke!!! Lol. Didn’t find that out till after I was Hired! The boat also travels to Mexico and Trinidad pretty often..Haven’t went anywhere in three weeks though…Hope you catch one of their new boats soon…JC

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