Gold Coast Ships Ltd completed two of these vessels together for a major Australian mining company, in the allotted time frame of 7 months.
Initial trials gave excellent performance in speed, fuel efficiency and heavy load carrying - a lot to be bundled up into a relatively small package of only 14.4 metres. A comfortable 25 knot loaded speed, the cat’s carry 34 passengers in air-conditioned comfort and 5 pallets of cargo on the aft’ deck.
The extremely strong structural arrangement and exceptional workmanship and welding, will ensure an extended, problem free operation for the vessels in Western Australia.
The design features forward bow passenger access as well as great upper deck access on both sides which is ideal for the proposed crew transfer operations alongside platforms and ships. The aft' deck is reinforced for the carriage of cargo and has 20 heavy duty tie-down points for the securing of up to 5 pallets. Powering is via twin Scania 500 hp engines and ZF V drives.
14M Offshore crew transfer
Up to 34 Pax plus cargo pallets
LOA: 14.40m Main Engines: 2 x Scania DI1260M, 500hp @ 2100RPM
LWL: 13.55m Gearbox: ZF360IV
Beam: 5.46m Propulsion: BT Marine
Draft: 1.50 (loaded) Genset: Kohler 9KVA
Fuel: 2 x 800L Speed Max: 25 knots
Water: 400L Speed Cruise: 23 knots
Sullage: 400L Passenger Capacity: 34
Class: NSCV 1C / LR Tonnage: 49GRT
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