BAE Systems launches first Jackson Offshore PSV

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BAE Systems launches first Jackson Offshore PSV

January 30, 2014—BAE Systems has launched the first of four platform supply vessels it is building for Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC. The launch ceremony at BAE Systems’ Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL, shipyard included representatives from both companies. The M/V Breeze will remain at BAE Systems’ shipyard to complete construction prior to delivery in May. The second ship, Hull 256, will be delivered in September. Two additional vessels are under contract and will be completed in 2015.

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