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Havyard Tomrefjord delivered newbuild number 85, the
'Havila Borg' to Havship III on November 20.
The vessel is a Havyard 832 CD Platform Supply Vessel (PSV)
that will be operated by Havila Shipping.
The naming ceremony took place at the shipyard in
Tomrefjord, Norway, with ten-year-old Anna Sævik Nærø as the
The vessel measures 78.6 metres by 17.6 metres with a depth
to main deck of 7.7 metres. 'Havila Borg' can achieve a maximum
speed of 15 knots. The 3,790DWT vessel has accommodation for
After delivery, 'Havila Borg' went directly into charter.
The Havyard 832 CD-design 'Havila Borg' is the third offshore
vessel delivered from Havyard Tomrefjord this year.
Delivery of a new Havyard 832 CD platform supply vessel
'Havila Borg' has an overall length of 78.6 metres on a beam of 17.6 metres
STX Europe has entered into new
contracts with Island Offshore for the
building of two platform supply vessels.
The vessels will be built at STX Europe
in Brevik and are based on the same
design as the 'Island Commander' and
'Island Chieftain' delivered from STX
Europe in 2009.
The vessels are scheduled for delivery
in the fourth quarter of 2011 and first
quarter of 2012. The total value of the
contracts amounts to approximately
The vessels are of Rolls-Royce UT 776
CD design, and will be number five and
six in this series delivered from STX
Europe to Island Offshore.
The vessels will have an overall
length of 93 metres on a moulded beam
of 20 metres.
STX Europe awarded two new contracts with Island Offshore
The 'Rawasi' and 'Morooj', a pair of
RAstar 3800 Class high performance
terminal/escort tugs, have just entered
service with their owner, Bakri
Navigation, Saudi Arabia.
Both tugs were built by NGV Tech,
Malaysia. The 'Rawasi' was delivered to
the Gulf region in late October 2009,
and the 'Morooj' was delivered in
The RAstar family of tug designs
represents a unique development in
offshore tug design. The hull form
incorporates a significant outward flare (or
sponson) on the upper hull sides. This
concept was developed by and is unique
to tugs designed by Robert Allan, Canada.
These tugs are equipped for typical
tanker support, ship-handling and
escort work, with a Plimsoll model
hawser winch on the fore deck, with a
capacity on each drum for 100 metres of
88mm diameter nylon towline.
The aft deck is equipped with a
Plimsoll model PC-HTW/SD-65/150 aft
towing winch, with a capacity for 300
metres of 138mm diameter nylon towline.
The 'Rawasi' and 'Morooj' were built in
accordance with Bureau Veritas Class
notation: BV 1 X Hull, X Mach, Tug, FIRE
FIGHTING SHIP 1 with WATER SPRAY,
The propulsion machinery consists of a
pair of Caterpillar model 3606 diesel
engines, each rated 2,030kW at 1,000rpm.
These each drive an HRP model 8611
Z-drive unit with a 2,600mm diameter
fixed pitch propeller.
Auxiliary power is provided by a trio of
Volvo diesel gensets, each rated 250ekW.
The vessels measure 38 metres in
overall length on a 14.5-metre moulded
beam and 6.28-metre moulded depth.
At sea trials, the 'Rawasi' and 'Morooj'
met all performance expectations at 68
tonnes bollard pull ahead and 67 tonnes
bollard pull astern.
NGV Tech delivers two RAstar 3800 tugs to Saudi Arabia
March 2010 WORK BOAT WORLD
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