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Norwegian shipbuilder Fjellstrand has delivered a multi-purpose
offshore vessel for Seabed.
In service since May, the 'Seabed Worker' measures 91.6
metres in length, 16 metres at the beam and is capable of a speed
of 15 knots.
The vessel is fitted with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP)
of 32R5 ECR/265-2 type, arranged in the stern of the vessel and
driven by two electric motors rated at 2,500kW each.
A notable feature of the 'Seabed Worker' is its Voith roll
stabilisation (VRS) which reduces the rolling motion of the
vessel during bad weather. This results in high on-board
comfort and improved work safety on deck. The vessel is also
fitted with a dynamic positioning system (DP2). It meets high
standards of crew comfort as well as environmental protection.
The vessel has an on-board, high-performance, 50-tonne crane
in the stern area. A moonpool in the middle of the ship allows
ROV diving robots to be released into the water.
Fjellstrand delivers multi-purpose OSV 'Seabed Worker'
The United States National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP)
for construction of a new fisheries
survey vessel, the fifth Oscar Dyson-class
vessel designed for 40-day mission
With new design modifications to
support the specific requirements of
NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science
Centre (SWFSC), the new vessel is
scheduled to be delivered by late 2014
and will replace the 44-year-old NOAA
ship, 'David Starr Jordan'. Although
designed for SWFSC, the vessel will
be capable of being used for other
NOAA's newest fisheries survey vessel
and her sister ships collect data streams
required for science-based conservation
and management of the USA's living
marine resources. The vessel will have a
full suite of modern instrumentation for
fisheries and oceanographic research,
including acoustic quieting of ship
systems, advanced navigation and
dynamic positioning, multi-frequency
acoustic sensors, bottom and mid-water
trawl capabilities, scientific sampling gear
and extensive wet, dry, and acoustic
NOAA's RFP is an open competition for
a fixed-price contract and is targeted for a
November 2009 award.
Foundation Hamburg Maritim took
delivery of a forty-seven year-old
Hamburg harbour tug on July 2 from
The 447kW 'Fairplay VIII' was moored
at its new berth at Sandtorhafen,
Hamburg's new museum-port.
Joerg Mainzer, Managing Director of
Fairplay-Towage, handed one of the
original brass-keys to the tug's wheelhouse,
as well as the ship's papers, to Reinhard
Wolf, Chairman of the board of
The tug, built in 1962 at the
Theodor-Buschmann Yard, which has
belonged to the Fairplay-Group since 1957,
will forthwith be moored at Sandtorhafen
and will be open to visitors.
'Fairplay VIII' donated to
Photo: Michael Bera
'Oscar Dyson' is the first of four new fisheries
survey ships to be built for NOAA.
NOAA to order new fisheries sur vey vessel
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