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    Specialised tonnage ordered by BUE Marine

    News // January 18, 2002
    BUE Marine in the UK has awarded an order to Ulstein Verft in Norway for the construction of a unique, shallow draft, icebreaking offshore support vessel.

    Designed by BMT Ship Design in the UK, the newbuilding is intended for operation in the Caspian Sea and is due to be delivered in September of 2002.

    The vessel will be capable of breaking 60cm ice with its bow and 100cm ice with its stern and will have a draft of less than 4.0m and 2.5m when icebreaking.

    The newbuild has been built on the basis of a charter from Agip KCO.

    Once built, the vessel will be transported through the canal system in Russia from St Petersburg to the Caspian Sea.

    With a length overall of 94m, moulded breadth of approximately 21m and depth from the main deck of approximately 5m, the vessel has a design draft of 4m.

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