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    Zamakona delivers ERRV

    Yard News // May 11, 2015

    Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona recently delivere Ocean Falcon, a field support vessel (FSV), which was built by its facility at Pasajes, San Sebastián.

    The vessel was the last of three ordered from the yard by Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore. Of Havyard HY820 design, Ocean Falcon was preceded by Ocean Osprey and Ocean Marlin, all of which are very similar with some small technical differences between them.

    The FSV has a bollard pull of 65 tonnes and is 66.80m in length with a beam of 16m and capacity to rescue 300 people. It has two Man main engines, each of 1,935kW. The propulsion is arranged with two controllable pitch propellers with nozzles. To ensure good manoeuvrability there are two Schottel bow thrusters, one a tunnel type of 400kW and an azimuthing retractable unit of 800 kW.

    Intended for operation in the North Sea offshore market, the vessel was built according UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency guidelines and UKOOA Class A requirements. It will be able to operate in the offshore areas of the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands or Norway.

    Rescue assistance at sea level is provided by two fast rescue daughter crafts and one fast rescue craft, all supplied by Maritime Partner in Norway. In addition the vessel has a rescue basket from Dacon and a crane from TTS with a safe working load of 2 tonnes at 12. Hatlapa supplied the towing winch, mooring winch and capstan.

    At the time of writing the vessel was under way to Aberdeen in the UK for a naming ceremony that was due to take place on 29 May. Atlantic Offshore has a five year plus five year contract for the vessel with Shell UK.


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