I’m working on a school project about the OSV industry in the Gulf of Mexico (interesting timing, I know…) and would tremendously appreciate it if anyone could either or both of these questions. I know that this sort of thing isn’t what this forum is for, so I do apologize – I just couldn’t find the answers to these questions anywhere else.
If a average sized OSV (200-300 ft?) is on a job where it is making trips back and forth between a rig and a port, how long does it typically take to reload at the port? By this I mean the total time to enter the port, load up the deck cargo and mud/cement/etc, and head back out. I’m sure this varies widely based on the vessel size, amount of cargo, and port traffic, but I’m just wondering if it’s a matter of hours or days.
How many mariners would be needed on a 300-320 foot OSV vs. a 220-240 footer?
Thanks in advance for any help with this!
-A clueless student