Ranger Offshore Hires ‘Lewek Toucan’ Vessel
Ranger Offshore, Inc. has hired the Lewek Toucan multi-purpose offshore support vessel from EMAS.
The Lewek Toucan, bui ltin 2006, is a 290’DP‐2multipurpose offshore support vessel with a 120 ton active heave compensated crane, moon pool, helideck, 1,000 ton cargo deck, and accommodations for 100 personnel. It has arrived in Galveston, Texas, and will be outfitted with Ranger’s Hoss I 1,000’ DNV class 12‐man saturation diving system with a self‐launching hyperbaric rescue chamber.
Ranger’s CEO Bill Lam commented, “The addition of the Toucan represents another step forward in Ranger’s continued strategic growth plan to grow and betterserve our customers, in the Gulf of Mexico and in select international markets. We are excited about Ranger’s ability to now offer expanded and diverse solutions to meet our clients’ needs.”
Ranger Offshore has entered into a long term agreement with EMAS and will utilize the Lewek Toucan to provide subsea construction support in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel is currently contractedto performmultiple 36” pipeline tie‐ins at various depths of water beginning August 2013