Bourbon Bora crewboat is first of a seriesVessel & ROV News // June 12, 2006
Bourbon Bora was built byMidship Marine.
The first week of June saw the first of a series of crew boats building for Bourbon Offshore undergo sea trials. The vessel was built by Midship Marine Inc of Louisiana.
At 170ft by 32ft with a moulded depth of 13ft the boat has significant capacities. These include tankage for 34,500 gallons of fuel cargo, 30,000 gallons of rig water and 2,000 gallons of potable water.
The boat’s 109ft by 29ft aft deck can handle up to 220 long tons of cargo.
Accommodation is provided for an eight-person crew and seating is included for 80 offshore workers.
Propulsion power for Bourbon Bora is provided by four Cummins KTA50 M2 engines each rated for 1,800hp at 1,900rpm for a total of 7,200hp. The engines turn Hamilton 811 waterjets through reversible Reintjes gears.
A pair of 99kW Cummins/Onan generator sets provide ship’s service power.
The DP1 equipped vessel is fitted with a 200hp tunnel bow thruster and two fire fighting monitors.