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    Grampian Talisman delivered

    Vessel & ROV News // September 3, 2007

    Grampian Talisman is the latest vessel to join North Star Shipping.

    The 78.2m PSV Grampian Talisman is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Aberdeen-based North Star Shipping.

    Delivered from Astilleros Balenciaga in northern Spain in July, the IMT978 is the first of two sister vessels designed by IMT Marine Consultants for North Star.

    IMT, part of the Offshore Ship Designers group, has designed the IMT978 to meet the need for a cost-effective load carrier which can also double as a standby vessel if required. It also has to meet the demanding safety standards of all the different authorities overseeing the European continental shelf offshore fields, and have very good sea-keeping and manoeuvering qualities in order to service deepwater platforms in high energy sites such as the very high North Sea.

    The IMT978 design is 78.2 m LOA and 17m beam, giving a good load area and a stable work platform. The moulded depth is 7.2m, and deadweight on a summer draft of 5.5 m is 3,890 tonnes.

    That deadweight includes the possibility for 1,000 tonnes of deck cargo secured on the 739m2 of deck space, which has a load capacity of 5 t/m2. The rest of the cargo is in flexible below deck spaces which include 1,480m3 for fuel oil, 790m3 for potable water, 940m3 (10 tanks two grades) for liquid mud, 940m3 (10 tanks two grades) for brines,  262m3 (five tanks two grades)  for dry bulks, 230m3 DMA, 1,210m3 for drill/water ballast and 402m3 for recovered oil.


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