Newbuild intervention vessel sails with dual-message ///

As the newly commissioned Shelia Bordelon ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) plies the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, she also will be carrying a message that hits close to home for her creator. The namesake of Bordelon Marine President and CEO Wes Bordelon’s mother-in-law, a breast cancer survivor, the second addition to the shipbuilder’s Stingray ULIV series will carry the familiar pink stripe across its bow, symbolic of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, Fig. 1. In partnering with the New Orleans affiliate of the global breast cancer awareness organization, Bordelon also is donating a portion of the vessel’s profits to the foundation. “This is a great cause, and the response from everyone has been overwhelming,” Bordelon says. “The Shelia Bordelon will carry the pink stripe this year and probably next.”

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