Advanced DSV launched by Chinese yardYard News // May 31, 2016
What has been described as the most advanced IACS-classed Diving Support Vessel (DSV) built in China has been launched. A five year bareboat charter has already been signed for Southern Star, a 112m, DP3, saturation/air dive and ROV support vessel which will come into service early next year.
The ship, which features two moonpools and has a 300m-rated, 15-man saturation diving system, was the first vessel to leave the new dry dock facility at Fujian Mawei Shipyard's Cuju Island facility.
Southern Star has a 150 tonne, active heave-compensated crane, two self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats and has been built to comply with Australian accommodation standards. Its ROV hangar can house two deep-water, construction-class ROVs. The vessel's propulsion system is supplied by Voith and Rolls Royce.