Incat Tasmania holds naming ceremony for Caspian crewboatYard News // October 1, 2014
A 70m fast crewboat was named Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at Incat Tasmania's shipyard on 15 September.
This is the first vessel that Australian shipbuilder has built for the offshore oil and gas industry. When sea trials are completed the boat will depart for Baku, Azerbaijan. The vessel was built for Caspian Marine Services.
This first of type DP2 class 70m vessel will operate fast crew transfers for 150 offshore workers to multiple installations in the Caspian Sea. The high speed of the 70m design will allow operational efficiency over helicopter transfer for both passengers and cargo; the semi-SWATH hull design, along with active ride control, will reduce stress on passengers so they arrive at an oil platform relaxed and fit to work.
Muslim Magomayev has a deadweight of 200 tonnes and is capable of carrying 150 passengers and 14 crew, along with deck cargo, in up to 40 knot wind and seas of 3m significant wave height.