MV Shelia Bordelon


MV Shelia Bordelon has been designed and constructed on the premise that not all subsea tasks requires a large subsea vessel. There are a range of missions that can be accomplished with a ROV, a small crane, and smaller high spec. vessel. In addition, the range of tasks we can perform is at a much lower cost than traditional subsea vessels.


IMO No. 9670638

Owner/Manager Bordelon Marine, LLC

Vessel Type Ultra Light Intervention vessel

Year Built 2015

Place Built / Builder Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders

Flag State Authority USA (Jones Act Compliant)

DP Classification DP2

Classification ABS / A1, AMS, +DPS-2, ACCU, USCG L&I, CRC

Official Number 1259393

Total Berths 60

Stateroom 19

Heads/ Showers 22

Laundry [2] Facility 8 units in each facility

Hospital (1) 3 person capacity

Office Offshore Manager | Conference Room|
ROV Online Room | Project Office | Client | Survey Area | Shift Supervisor Desk |Dedicated PDU and Instrument Room

Other Lounges | Offices

Length 257 ft. (78.33m)

Breadth 52 ft. (15.8m)

Depth Molded 18 ft. (5.5m)

Light Draft 12.5 ft. (4.6m)

Loaded Draft 15 ft. (4.6m)

Deadweight 3,285 LT

Crane Description NOV (50) ton AHC
20 tons @ 3000m single fall

Static Payload Capacity 50 Ton

Wire Length 3070m

Wire Diameter 48mm

Maximum Boom Height 22M

Ship/ Rov Crane 10 ton Fixed Boom Support Crane

Certifications ABS/DNV lifting notation 2015. Manride/ handling certification 2015

**Power source to crane is fully redundant

Main Deck Area 5,604 sq. ft. (520.62m²)

Main Deck Dimensions 140 ft. x 45 ft. (42.67m x 13.71m)
Strength 1080 lbs per sq ft. = 5273 KG/M2

Lars Deck Area 2912 sq. ft.

Lars Deck Dimensions 56 ft. x 52 ft.
Strength 1080 lbs per sq ft. = 5273 KG/M2

Electrical Power to Deck 480v (3)Phase, three locations

Air Power to Deck 95 psi

Main Generator (4) Cummins QSK 38 Tier 2 (1044kW) | (3) Cummins QSK 19 Tier 2 (563kW)

Emergency Generators (1) Cummins 6TA8 (201kW)

Total Installed Power 5,120 kw

Azimuthing Thrusters (2) Schottel 1215, 4400HP Total

Bow Thrusters (2) STT2 FP 975 HP (708kW each) | Continuous Rating

Dive Support Capability Yes

Drill Water 178 kts (674m³)

Potable Water 69,126 gal (262m³)

Diesel Fuel 122k gal (462m³)

Lube Oil 6190 gals | [2] tanks 3095 gals each

Hydraulic Oil 3394 gals | [2] tanks 1697 gals each

Water Maker FCI Neptune series 8,000 gals per day | [1] tank 

Maximum Speed 12 kts (200 USG/Hr.)

Service Speed 10 kts (145 USG/Hr.)

Eco Speed 8.5 kts (130 USG/Hr.)

Fuel Consumption at DP 12-30 (USG/Hr.)

Life Rafts 6 x 25-man USCG and ABS approved

Fast Rescue Craft 1 Schatt Harding with 40 hp motor

Fire Fighting Water and Foam capacity

Radars (2) Furuno Ultra-High Def 6KW- 12KW w/MT Bridge-mate display

ECDIS (2) Nav-Suite 8700 Series, Bridge-mate integrated.

Gyros (3) MT 6400 series, independent signal

Echo Sounder (1) Skipper GDS102

Speed Log (1) Skipper DL850

Auto Pilot (3) MT Bridge-mate MTOS

GMDSS (1) Sailor A3 150 W-SAT, C/SAT

Inmarsat C (2) Sailor 6066, Dual Min-C

Marine Technology DP2 w/Full Bridge-mate integration | Independent consoles

DGPS (3) CNAV 3050 Systems, with independent tracking

Cyscan (1) MT Bridge-mate CyScan

RadaScan (1) MT Bridge-mate RadaScan

USBL (2) Ranger2 USBL Systems | (2) Independent thru-hull deployment systems

Type Triton XLX 200 HP Work Class ROV

Number of systems 2

Depth Rating 3000 msw

Umbilical Length 3300m

Tether Length 1000m

Manipulator Schilling T4 7 Function Manipulator | Schilling Rig Master TA60 5 Function

Key Features

Subsea Crane: 50 ton AHC Crane NOV 20 tons at 3000m single fall.

ROV: 2 Triton XLX 200 HP Work Class ROV