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    Vik-Sandvik unveils "revolutionary" PSV

    Vessel & ROV News // June 20, 2003
    Norwegian naval architects and marine consultants Vik-Sandvik used the NorShipping exhibition and conference earlier this month to unveil its latest offshore vessel, the 493 Avant, a noteworthy new PSV design in which the superstructure is arranged aft.

    Vik-Sandvik says the VS 493 Avant is designed with a focus on comfort, safety and cost.

    By moving the superstructure aft a range of benefits are obtained, says the company, including: reduced movement; reduced noise; safer bridge layout (no aft bridge console); better hull lines; better DP plot; simplified cargo area; safer loading and discharging platform; and lower building cost.

    The VS 493 Avant is 92.70m overall, with a beam of 20.40m, depth to main deck of 9.00m, deck area of 1,040 square metres (plus 130 square metres), and deadweight of 6,200 tonnes.

    The first VS 493 Avant is under construction at Aker Langsten for an unspecified customer.

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