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    Inace Shipyard delivers GPA FSV

    Yard News // September 21, 2011

    Siem Caetes was completes by Inace Shipyard in Brazil.

    Inace Shipyard in Brazil recently completed the first of four new fast supply vessels (FSVs) designed by Guido Perla & Associates.

    The yard is located on the Atlantic Ocean at Fortaleza and has a history of building fishing boats, military craft, tugs and super yachts.

    The new craft, Siem Caetes, is capable of carrying large loads at speed and is the first of four of the innovative new Guido Perla and Associates designed fast supply vessels.

    At 50m it is a large craft, with 10m moulded beam, with a raked bow and 7,200hp.

    In August, Siem Caetés, was alongside at the Inace yard for final outfitting. The main deck cabin extends forward, with a taper to the bow and fully out to the sides of the hull.

    Stepping onto the starboard side from the 28.5m by 7.8m open aft-deck one enters a large stowage area complete with recessed pad-eyes for transport of more sensitive cargos. The rig-crew-transport role of this boat is reduced to a relatively small space on the portside of the main-deck house with seating for only 12 people.

    Below deck a well laid out galley and mess area are just ahead of a companionway flanked by five crew staterooms with bunks for nine crew members. From there a watertight door leads to the generator room with a pair of Cummins 6B-powered 99 kW generators along with the electrical control panels.

    The main engine room houses four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines each rated at 1,800 hp at 1,900 rpm. The front of the two centre engines have 280kW WEG generators connected by Vulcan clutches. The two outside engines can be set at 900 rpm to operate in conjunction with the two 150 hp bow tunnel thrusters when holding position in DP1 mode.

    The main engines turn 1.2mr propellers through Twin disc marine gears. The engines were sourced through Cummins Diesel do NE Ltda. (DCDN) of Fortaleza.

    The vessel's liquid capacities include: ships fuel 22m3, cargo fuel oil 64.6m3, ship’s potable water 17.4m3, potable water cargo 65m3. The deck cargo capacity is 250 tonnes.

    The maximum design speed, light boat, is 25 knots with a 21 knot service speed when 175 tonnes dwt. Maximum deadweight is 350 tonnes. The vessel is classed by ABS +A1 AMS HSC Crewboat Notation +ABCU, SOLAS Lifesaving or equivalent. It is also classed DnV +1A1 HSLC R2 Cargo A, SOLAS Livesaving. 


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