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    Bourbon crewboat enters service

    Vessel & ROV News // November 8, 2012

    Bourbon Sirocco is ddesigned to transport 60 passengers and cargo.

    In mid-September the first example of a new class of Fast Support and Intervention Vessel (FSIV), Bourbon Sirocco, entered service, having been completed by Piriou’s Southeast Asian shipyard in Vietnam.

    The DP2 capable 53.4m x 10m hull has a nearly plum bow stem and a draft of 2.25m. Accommodation is provided for a crew of 10 and seating is installed for 60 passengers.

    The vessel's layout can be modified to accommodate up to 80 passengers. In addition to the passenger capacity the vessel’s after deck can support 2.5 tonnes per square meter for a total deck cargo capacity of 226 tonnes. Tankage is provided for 31m3 of vessel fuel and 104m3of cargo fuel.

    The vessel is powered by four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines. Each of these will deliver 1,800hp at 1,900 rpm to Twin Disc MGX6848SC in order to power Hamilton HM811 waterjets. Cummins also provided two Cummins 6CTA 8.3 D(M) which will power 150kW Leroy Somer alternators.

    Another pair of Cummins 6CTA 8.3 D(M) engines rated at 200kW at 1,500 rpm turn two clutched hydraulic pumps. A pair of hydraulic powered 150kW bow thrusters will enhance the vessel’s maneuverability when operating in dynamic positioning mode.

    Designed to provide for fast crew changes and as a service vessel for offshore platforms the new unit be classed ABS +A1 HSC CREW BOAT, +AMS, +DPS2, +FIRE FIGHTING VESSEL CLASS 1.


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